The Scholarship Marathon is a day-long virtual event where you are encouraged to apply for as many scholarships as possible in an exciting, communal environment. We all know how important it is to apply for scholarships, but unfortunately most students do not take the time to do so. The Scholarship Marathon is an opportunity to complete scholarship applications alongside the College Greenlight community. By participating in the Scholarship Marathon, you will enjoy the encouragement of your counselors and friends while taking your scholarship search into your own hands.
Because the Scholarship Marathon is a virtual event, you can either participate with your community organization, or from home! By holding the marathon online, you can join us for as little or as long as you’d like. However, keep in mind you must have a computer with internet access to join us.
Here’s how it works:
Before the big day:
You will be directed to our Facebook event page where you can click to join the marathon.
PREPARE FOR SUCCESS:
Prior to the big day, take some simple but important steps to prepare your scholarship applications. Fill out a free student profile on College Greenlight as completely and accurately as you can; this will ensure you’re matched with as many scholarships as possible. Identify which scholarships require essays so that you can start them early! Finally, collect any information that might be required for your scholarship applications, including the following: transcripts, test scores, names and contact information for references, and a list of your club or after-school program affiliations.
SEND US YOUR SCHOLARSHIPS:
If your community organization has a scholarship you’d like included in our database, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can put it up on our site.
FOLLOW US FOR TIPS:
The day of the Scholarship Marathon:
JOIN US ONLINE:
On the day of the event, log on to Facebook, and head over to our page. All throughout the day, we will be posting updates, sending encouragement, and announcing prize winners from our Facebook page! You will have the opportunity to chat with the College Greenlight team to get advice on how to search our database for scholarships, or ask us any other questions you might have throughout the day.
APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS:
By logging into your College Greenlight student profile and clicking on the “My Scholarship List” tab, you’ll find a huge list of scholarships that have been matched to you. Apply for as many scholarships as possible!
For each scholarship application you complete, send evidence of the completed application (via screenshot, digital photo, or completed application receipt) to email@example.com, accompanied by your name, CBO affiliation (if you have one), and telephone number. These photos will serve as raffle tickets.
We will be holding hourly raffles for our participants. Winners will receive gift cards that can be used for college expenses, textbooks, or furnishings for their future dorm rooms. We will also be awarding one lucky winner a $1,000 College Greenlight Scholarship Marathon Scholarship! The more you apply, the more chances you have to win.
We hope you’ll join us, and are excited about spending a day applying for scholarships in a supportive, encouraging environment!