Over $35,000 in Scholarships Possibilities and Where to Find More, Plus How the TSU Writing Center Can Help You

  1. https://grasshopper.com/entrepreneur-scholarship/

$ 5,000 Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship.  Deadline: Aug. 30, 2019.


  • current college student or incoming freshman enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in a Spring, Summer, or Fall 2019 semester
  • enrolled at an accredited American college, university, or trade school
  • write about a 500-word essay addressing the essay topic: “How is social responsibility important to you as an entrepreneur? How does it play a role in your company’s (or future company’s) mission?”

  1.  https://www.dosomething.org/us/about/easy-scholarships

DoSomething.Org–No GPA required, only good works

DoSomething.Org is for people ages 13-25 and encourages young people to do something, to complete social action through campaigns.

Scholarships and opportunities are ongoing throughout the year, some times as much as $10,000.

Some of the opportunities are

$5,000 Shred Hate Scholarship, Deadline: Aug. 31, 2019

$2,500 Invest in Us Scholarship, Deadline: Aug. 31, 2019

$2,500 Huddle Up to Play Scholarship, Deadline: Sept. 15, 2019

$5,000 Cancel Bullying Scholarship, Deadline: Nov. 1, 2019

I have met two students over the years attending TSU who have received a DoSomething.org scholarship.


  1. https://scholarshipamerica.org/give/our-scholarships/dream-award/

Up to $15,000 Scholarship America Dream Award, Deadline: Oct 15, 2019.

Selected criteria from website:

How Does It Work?

Students who receive the Dream Award have completed at least their first year of their college education, have a significant financial need, and have overcome obstacles through sheer determination.

Who Can Qualify?

Applicants for the 2020-21 Dream Award must:

  • Be at least 17 years of age.
  • Be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident card), or individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).
  • Have received a high school diploma or the equivalent from a U.S. school by September 2019.
  • Have completed or expect to successfully complete a minimum of one full year of postsecondary education by June 2020.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at the sophomore year level or higher at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire 2020–21 academic year.
  • Be studying to obtain an associate’s or first bachelor’s degree.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
  • Demonstrate financial need.”

For High School students only


$4,000 Olin E. Teague Scholarship, Deadline: Oct. 11, 2019

Awarded to a high school senior, graduating from an accredited U.S. high school with the intent of attending an accredited U.S. college or university in Fall 2020

Applicant must plan to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies in an aerospace field


 How the TSU Writing Center Can Help You:

If you are a TSU student, we can help you review the scholarships and address what each scholarship is asking for. If you have doubts about completing a scholarship, we can help you brainstorm ways to successfully complete that scholarship. We can review your several drafts, offering advice on how to improve each draft of your scholarship essays.

Writing Help and Scholarship Coaching at the TSU Writing Center

If you are a Tennessee State University student and would like help with scholarship applications, essays, or any other writing concern, know that the Writing Center at Tennessee State University, found in room 310, Student Success Center, also known as the Harold M. Love Learning Resource Center (LRC), is available to you.

During the Fall 2019 semester, hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-6:00 pm, 615.963.5102

For online scheduling: https://tnstate.mywconline.com/

Register for an account, and schedule your appointment!

For personal scholarship coaching, choose Mr. Michael Turner, signing up for 30 minutes or an hour, and we will look for scholarships that pertain to your major and your personal circumstances.

To Search for More Scholarships Like Those Above:


I find a lot of scholarships at this very reliable scholarship directory—JLV College Counseling

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