There are numerous essay scholarships available to those seeking financial aid for college. Though the subject matter for the scholarships varies, virtually all require that grammar, punctuation and spelling be perfect. When applying for the scholarship, follow the guidelines explicitly and stay on topic. The 150-word limit will require that you be brief and to the point or your work will be penalized.
College is Power Scholarship
This scholarship is open to any student who is at least 17 years old and currently in college or will be within 12 months. Students can apply the $1,500 award to tuition, books, meals or any college expense. Applicants must write a 150-word or less essay on the topic "What is your No. 1 Goal for Going to School?" and fill out an application.
Northwest State Community College Presidential Scholarship
Northwest State Community College in Archbold, Ohio, offers an $8,000 President's Scholarship. Winners of the renewable award can receive $2,000 each semester when attending for four consecutive semesters. Applicants must be seniors in high school from a county in the college's district, have a seven-semester grade point average of 3.5, a minimum ACT score of 23 and complete a 150-word essay. The essay must be about the applicant's educational goals.
Northwest State Community College Dean Scholarship
Northwest State Community College also offers a Dean's Scholarship. This scholarship awards recipients with a $4,000 renewable scholarship. The stipulations for winners are the same as for the President's Scholarship although the amount is $1,000 per semester. Applicants must have a 3.3 grade point average for the previous seven semesters and submit a 150-word essay about their educational goals.
Margaret and Lee Thomas Scholarship
This $800 scholarship is available for students from Jefferson and Louisville, Kentucky, counties when funds are available. Students must attend an accredited college or university and have at least a 2.8 cumulative grade point average. Along with submitting their most recent transcript and demonstrating financial need, applicants must submit a 150-word essay describing their career goals and the circumstances that led to applying for the scholarship.