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Money, Money, Money: 4 Scholarships Closing in May

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at CAU chapter.

“Ran up a check” is the mood, motto, and status for 2020. It seems as if COVID-19 and a lot of other unfortunate circumstances are attempting to stray us away from the bigger picture, prosperity. But, this global pandemic isn’t stopping anything over here which is why I’ve taken this time to refocus. I am focusing on myself, my health, my brand, and this 2020-2021 university tuition. As we all know, everything comes with a price, and the tuition at the Illustrious Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is no different. A price tag of $39,000 is due every academic year, yet it’s sooo worth it.  It may sound crazy but it’s not as crazy as $70,000 per academic year (yes, a university is charging almost $100k). To sum it all up, in the words of T.T. (aka Kimberly Elise) from the 1996 film, “Set It Off”– “I need that money.”All jokes aside, I felt that. I’m almost certain that you’re reading this because you “need that money” too. I won’t keep you long so, here are 4 scholarships that will close in May 2020:

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1. “Worgul, Sarna & Ness, Criminal Defense Attorneys, LLC Scholarship”

DEADLINE: May 31st, 2020


  • This scholarship is awarded to “one deserving student” in the amount of $5,000. 

  • You must be enrolled at an accredited undergraduate college, university, or graduate school in the United States. 

  • You must also be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.

  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • An essay along with a few other materials must be submitted by the given deadline.

LINK: https://www.pittsburghcriminalattorney.com/worgul-law-firm-scholarship/

2. “B. Davis Scholarship”

DEADLINE: May 22nd, 2020


  • $1,000 Award.

  • Open to high school Juniors and Seniors & current college students. 

  • Due to COVID-19 no Transcripts or Letters of Recommendations are being accepted at this time. 

  • An essay responding to the provided topic of 1000 words or less is required and must be sent to the provided email address.

LINK: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

3. “Foot Locker Foundation, INC – UNCF Scholarship 2020”

DEADLINE: May 29th, 2020


  • Able to receive up to $5,000 in scholarship money. 

  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and attend a UNCF member institution.

  • You must have also demonstrated financial need.

  • All undergrad classifications are considered.

  • An essay in addition to a few other items are to be submitted before the deadline.

LINK: https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/d7ca986d-40fe-435d-8411-b0287e83558a

4. “The Earnest Scholarship” 

DEADLINE: May 31st, 2020


  • $5,000 will be awarded to 50 undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Must be enrolled or soon to be enrolled at an accredited university in the United States

  • There is no minimum GPA required, or specific major nor residency. 

  • An essay of a minimum of 800 words but no more than 1000 words must be submitted along with a completed application.

LINK: https://www.earnest.com/student-loans/scholarship

As you apply for these scholarships, I wish you nothing but success. That university tuition is no joke, and it can be a very strenuous process, especially when that Associate, Bachelor, Doctoral, and Master’s degree is something that you really want. I pray that you prosper, and do everything that you set out to do. I want you to also remember: whatever is meant for you to have, you will receive it. Take your time. Keep your spirits high and don’t stress about anything. Great things are ahead.

I am Jalondra Jackson, a multiform arts and culture writer, curator and enthusiast. Currently, I am a Junior studying Journalism and Business Administration at Clark Atlanta University. My portfolio is influenced by the ever-shifting industry of art and the underrepresented areas in the arts. I began this journey by serving as a content writer for Her Campus CAU and my university’s newspaper, The CAU Panther.