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    Close the Financial Gap No Essay Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Going Merry

    Reviewed by Brian GeigerLast updated Feb 1, 2024
    1 award worth


    Grade level

    College Freshman

    Expired deadline:

    July 14, 2023

    Scholarship Overview

    There are a lot of ways to pay for college, and we want to help you figure it out!

    As a part of this scholarship, we’re offering you both monetary awards and financial coaching sessions with a Going Merry financial aid specialist.

    10 semifinalists will receive a FREE one-on-one coaching session from a Going Merry Financial Aid Specialist, and 1 winner will receive a FREE coaching session AND a $500 scholarship!

    Depending on where you are in the “paying for college” process, the coaching session can focus on any of these 6 key elements of college finances:

    1. The FAFSA®: Learn how to apply for financial aid and get as much free money as possible.
    2. State grants: Get state-specific financial aid. State governments often provide money for college separately from the FAFSA®, especially for students intending to study in-state.
    3. Scholarships: Get tips on how to leverage Going Merry to find scholarships, and spend time on the scholarships you’re more likely to win!
    4. Financial aid award letter analysis: We’ll explain what your award letters mean, and show you how to make the best financial decision when choosing which college to attend.
    5. Appealing for more aid: Think of your financial aid package as an initial offer – there’s always room to appeal for more aid! We provide letter templates and appeal reasons to help you get more financial aid when possible.
    6. Student loans: Learn how they fit into the picture, and how to prioritize low-interest, flexible repayment options with the intent of keeping student loan debt to a minimum.

    Start your application now!

    Eligibility information

    To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must:
    - Be an incoming college freshman (college class of 2027 / HS class of 2023)
    - Be a resident of any of the United States except Nevada
    - Be pursuing a full- or half-time Bachelor’s degree

    Grade Level

    College Freshman


    U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, submit the below application materials before the deadline.

    No essay

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Going Merry at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    No, the Close the Financial Gap No Essay Scholarship is not renewable.

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