If you’re currently in college — or if you’re shopping around for the right school — you already know what I’m about to say: College. Is. Expensive.
Thankfully, scholarships can help take the edge off, and whether they cover a little (a textbook or two) or a lot (tuition!), the relief that some financial assistance can bring is enormous.
Right now, Realtor.com is offering some of that sweet relief with a scholarship contest for current and incoming college students — and you could win as much as $2,500 just for talking about your neighborhood.
Enter to Win a $2,500 Scholarship From Realtor.com
Here’s what you need to know to enter this scholarship contest.
First place: $2,500
Second place: $1,000
Third place: $500
Number of scholarships awarded: Three
To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must:
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Be a legal resident of the United States or the District of Columbia.
- Be a student planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college or graduate school in the U.S. for the upcoming school year.
To apply, applicants must:
- Fill out the online application, located under the “Apply Here” tab.
- Submit a 300- to 500-word essay about your neighborhood.
In the essay, entrants should explain “what makes you proud about where you live,” including “what the neighborhood is known for and why you prefer it above all others.” You can find more details on the application page.
Scholarship deadline: The contest runs from March 7 to June 30, 2018. Winners will be announced in July.
You can go here to read the rest of the official rules and guidelines, along with some frequently asked questions.
If you’re looking for even more scholarships to apply for, be sure to check out our list of 100 scholarships that will help you pay for college.
Grace Schweizer is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder.
This was originally published on The Penny Hoarder, which helps millions of readers worldwide earn and save money by sharing unique job opportunities, personal stories, freebies and more. The Inc. 5000 ranked The Penny Hoarder as the fastest-growing private media company in the U.S. in 2017.
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