Win One of These and Graduate Debt Free
If awarded one of these scholarships, your student will get a full ride through school. Not bad, right? Especially since the cost of tuition is only increasing. Some schools will offer a full-tuition scholarship, but they are not the same.
If a school offers a full-tuition scholarship, it is only covering the cost of tuition. The number your student should pay attention to is the cost of attendance, which will include books, health insurance, room and board, and other fees. These fees add up and will increase the total costs by thousands of dollars.
Let’s look at the 2020-2021 cost of attendance for UCLA, a public university. The tuition is $13, 239. The total cost to attend the university if your student lives in campus housing and is a California resident is $36,767. Out-of-state residents can expect to add $29,754.
A full-ride scholarship will cover the additional costs such as housing, meal plan, books, health insurance (which is required unless the student provides proof of insurance), and in some cases a laptop and travel to and from the university from the student’s home (if the student lives out of state).
These three scholarships below will allow your student to attend college and receive their degree debt-free.
The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to 300 of these student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential. Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the methodology used by a Scholar’s college or university.
Deadline to apply is September 15, 2020.
College Match Scholarship Recipients are granted admission to one of QuestBridge’s college partners with a full, four-year scholarship worth over $200,000 each. This scholarship is offered as part of a generous financial aid package provided by the QuestBridge college partner that covers the cost of attendance, including:
- Tuition and fees
- Room and board
- Books and supplies
- Travel expenses
All College Match Scholarship packages:
- Have NO parental contribution
- Have NO student loans
- May contain a student contribution in the form of work-study, summer work, or student savings
Deadline to apply is September 29, 2020.
The Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS) is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science competition for high school seniors, providing an important forum for original research that is recognized and reviewed by a national jury of professional scientists. The competition recognizes 300 student scholars and their schools each year and invites 40 student finalists to Washington, D.C. to participate in final judging, display their work to the public, and meet with notable scientists and government leaders. Each year, Regeneron STS scholars and finalists compete for $3.1 million in awards with a top prize of $250,000.
Deadline to apply is November 12, 2020.