Five Companies that are giving Scholarships

Think about how many corporations you have interacted with today. Did you shop anywhere or eat at a fast food restaurant? Did you buy a drink from a vending machine or use your cellphone? Chances are, the companies and services you use and pay for daily, offer a scholarship for high school seniors. There is money surrounding us everyday and we don’t even know it. Money that YOU could be saving on that shiny Bachelor’s degree. Here are five scholarships:

It’s important to start thinking about what options are available to pay for college. The School Bell Blog hopes you find this post helpful for planning scholarship applications in the future.

McDonald’s

Attention McChicken lovers! Ronald McDonald is giving away the HACER National Scholarship. The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) awards $100,000 to five students even year. The requirements:

  • Must be a legal U.S resident
  • Must have a minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Must be a high school senior
  • Must have Hispanic/Latino heritage
  • Must be eligible to attend some form of higher education after high school
  • Must be under 21 years of age.
  • Mainly based on financial need

Link: https://www.mcdonalds.com/us/en-us/community/hacer.html

Coca Cola

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation has something even sweeter to offer than their sodas. Each year, 150 applicants are selected to be awarded a $20,000 scholarship. The requirements:

  • Must be a U.S citizen or a U.S permanent resident (there are other exceptions to this on their website)
  • Must be a high school senior
  • Must receive a high school diploma during the school year you apply
  • Must be planning to pursue higher education in a U.S institution.

Link: https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/

FootLocker

This one is for all the athletes! The scholarship does NOT require you to continue playing sports during college. You also do not have be in a varsity team to be considered. A total of 20 high school seniors will be selected throughout the nation to be awarded $20,000. The requirements:

  • Must have a 3.0 GPA
  • Must be high school senior
  • Must be a member of some sport
  • They are looking for students who show leadership in their sport, school, and community!

Link: https://footlockerscholarathletes.com

Taco Bell

In 2018, the Taco Bell Live Más Scholarship awarded $1 million dollars in scholarships to a total of 100 applicants. You must send a 2 minute video explaining your passions and goals with regards to a career. It is a great opportunity for students who feel their charisma supersedes their writing skills, to express their story in the most authentic way possible. The requirements:

  • Must be a legal U.S resident
  • Must be between the ages of 16-24
  • Must have the intention to or already be enrolled in a post-secondary program for higher education. 
  • If you are selected to be a recipient, you must agree to work for the Taco Bell Foundation Scholarship’s Management Company for the duration of the award process

Link: https://www.tacobellfoundation.org/live-mas-scholarship/

Macy’s

The Macy’s Hispanic Scholarship Fund is open to high school seniors, undergraduate students, AND graduate students! Although this scholarship focuses on STEM majors, all other majors are welcomed to apply. The amount awarded is based on need. The requirements:

  • Must be a permanent legal U.S resident
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA if high school student
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA if undergraduate/ graduate student
  • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
  • Must have the intention to or already be enrolled in a college or university
  • Must be a permanent legal resident
  • Must complete the FAFSA or state based financial aid application

Link: https://www.hsf.net/scholarship

*The School Bell Blog is not associated with any of the corporations mentioned. All information is subject to change based on updates by any institutions mentioned. The School Bell Blog encourages students to consult with their counselors and do their own research to confirm the information stated above.

Please email me with any questions or requests for posts: schoolbellblog@gmail.com

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