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“Commencing at Community College” Essay Scholarship

Offered by Scholarships360

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Aug 9, 2023
1 award worth


Grade level

High School Seniors & College Underclassmen

Application deadline:

January 31, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Community college, also known as two-year college, is a golden opportunity for the right student. These schools offer an affordable education to a diverse range of students in a wide range of majors. If starting your postsecondary education at a community college is right for you, we have a scholarship just for you! The “Commencing at Community College” Essay Scholarship aims to financially support community college students who are passionate about their higher education journeys and actively looking for ways to fund it. Thus, this scholarship will be awarded to students based on both the quality of their essays and quantity of scholarships applied for on the Scholarships360 platform. In order to apply for the “Commencing at Community College” Essay Scholarship, students must submit an essay explaining how earning their degree at community college will help them achieve their educational and career goals. 

Eligibility information

Open to high school seniors accepted to community college and students planning/already attending community college. Applicants must also meet the requirements below.

Grade Level

High School Seniors & College Underclassmen


US Citizens, Permanent Residents

Application information

Applicants must submit a 250-word essay answering the following prompt:

“How will earning the “Commencing at Community College” Essay Scholarship help you achieve your educational and career goals?”

250-word essay

Proof of enrollment

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Scholarship FAQ

How will the scholarship funds be awarded?

The scholarship funds will be sent directly to the college or university the winner is/will be attending.

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The “Commencing at Community College” Essay Scholarship winner will be announced: February 29, 2024.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Scholarships360 at scholarsh[email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the “Commencing at Community College” Essay Scholarship is not renewable.

Is this scholarship open to international or DACA students?

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

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).
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