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Scholarships to Apply for If You’ve Been Affected by COVID

Life-changing scholarships to parallel these life-changing times.

Kathryn Knight Randolph

January 19, 2022

Have you been impacted by COVID? Your story could translate into a scholarship to pay for college.
Scholarships to Apply for If You’ve Been Affected by COVID
It’s not uncommon these days to find scholarship essay topics that are centered around the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, there are scholarships whose primary requirement is to articulate a personal impact from the Coronavirus, which could technically apply to every student. From school closures to parental job loss, students have faced numerous circumstances that are a direct by-product of the global pandemic for the past two years. As a result, scholarship providers have pivoted to provide awards that will help those students impacted the most. Whether you lost a loved one or found the sudden and ever-changing mitigations challenging, there is a scholarship for you to apply to. Check out scholarships for those who have been affected by COVID below:
Safe Jobs for Youth Month Poster Contest Deadline: 1/28/22 Award Amount: Up to $300 The Safe Jobs for Youth Month Poster Contest is available to students between the ages of 14 and 18 who live in California. You must create a virtual poster in any language with a theme related to "Safe Jobs for Youth," specifically with workplace safety as it relates to the real threat of COVID-19.
EngineerGirl Essay Contest Deadline: 2/1/22 Award Amount: Up to $500 The EngineerGirl Essay Contest is available to male and female students in grades three through twelve. To be considered, you must submit a piece of writing that salutes engineering's role in meeting and defeating the challenges presented by COVID-19.
Live Deliberately Essay Contest Deadline: 2/21/22 Award Amount: $500 The Live Deliberately Essay Contest is open to high school students between the ages of 14 and 19. To be considered, you must submit a maximum 750 - word essay on the following prompt: "Thoughtfully convey your experience living through the global pandemic. What did you lose? What did you find? What weaknesses and strengths about your world have been exposed by the pandemic and how will you use your experience to move forward?" Frontline Families Scholarship Deadline: 3/1/22 Award Amount: Up to $2,500 The Frontline Families Scholarship Program is open to the biological, step-, and legally adopted children of frontline healthcare workers who have lost their lives to COVID-19. You must be planning to pursue undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational - technical school for the entire upcoming academic year to be eligible for this award. This program is not competitive; all eligible applicants will receive awards. VIP Women in Technology Scholarship Deadline: 3/31/22 Award Amount: Up to $2,500 The VIP Women in Technology Scholarship is available to female students who are pursuing a career in computer science, information technology, management information systems, or a related field. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for this award. You must also submit a 1500 - word essay that describes how the COVID pandemic has impacted the IT industry and how you imagine the industry will evolve in the next five years. The Fountain Essay Contest Deadline: $1,000 Award Amount: 4/1/22 The Fountain Essay Contest is available to students of all ages. To be considered, you must submit a 1500 - to 2500 - word essay that answers the following questions: "What does revival mean to you? How do you revive? Is getting back to "normal" a revival when there is a new normal every day? What is your new normal? Having faced the reality of death grievously during the pandemic, what would "revival" mean to those who lost their lives and to their loved ones left behind? How has your perception of life changed as we have realized our fragility and could not prevent the loss of millions? Do you believe in revival after death, and how did you rely on these beliefs during the pandemic?"

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