Four Scholarships That May Be Perfect for You

There are literally hundreds of thousands of scholarship opportunities in the United States. That’s a lot.

Extra cash to pay for college is great. But searching for the right scholarships seems like it could be a full-time job! Where do you even begin?

No worries. We’ve got your back.

Our partnership with Red Kite, a scholarship matching engine, allows Tallo student users to match with over $20 billion in scholarships. And it’s really easy. We give you a Tallo profile to show yourself off. Red Kite reviews your profile in order to plug you into the right scholarship opportunities. Great teamwork, right? Like I said, we’ve got your back.

And speaking of your profile, here’s a tip: the more complete it is, the better scholarship matches you’ll get with Red Kite. There may be a scholarship somewhere out there that was created for someone just like you. So be sure that your profile is telling your whole story!

What kinds of scholarships? There are all kinds! Just check out the financial aid info on our Tallo dashboard to find a whole list of them. To give you an idea, here are a few examples:

Automotive Women’s Alliance Foundation Scholarships

This one’s for all my girls who love cars. This scholarship is awarded by the Automotive Women’s Alliance Foundation (AWAF) to females who are passionate about the automotive industry.

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program

Horatio Alger was a 19th-century author whose characters worked hard to overcome challenges and achieve their dreams. Applicants for this scholarship must be committed to career or technical program and demonstrate financial need.

E.C. Hallbeck Scholarship Fund

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night, right? This scholarship is awarded by the American Postal Workers Union to high school seniors whose parent, step-parent, or grandparent served as U.S. postal worker.

National Collegiate Cancer Foundation Scholarships

A scholarship for courageous young adults whose lives have been impacted by cancer. Applications for 2019 will open this month.

Do any of these opportunities sound like a perfect fit for you? Go ahead and apply — someone’s going to win them, why can’t it be you?

Ryan Church Awarded Tallo Dashboard Scholarship

We are proud to award multiple Tallo scholarships each year. We understand the critical importance of financial aid, and seek to help our students as they pursue their academic and professional dreams.

The Tallo Dashboard Scholarship – awarded quarterly – asks students to provide their best answer to a certain question. The student with the most impressive, unique, or intriguing answer is selected as the winner.

This time around, we asked applicants to submit their best answer to the following question: Describe a teacher or course that drew your interest to a certain STEM career or area of study.

Although we had many fantastic applicants, we could only choose one. And so we are pleased to announce Ryan Church from North Carolina as our most recent Dashboard Scholar!


Ryan recently graduated from John T. Hoggard High School in Wilmington, NC where he was extremely active in his chapter of HOSA – Future Health Professionals; as a senior, he was also elected President of his chapter. He was voted captain of his soccer team twice, and helped lead his teammates to back-to-back conference titles. He will be enrolling at the University of South Carolina this fall.

We caught up with Ryan for a little Q & A so we could get to know him a little better. Here’s what he had to say:

1. Something you wouldn’t know about me is…that I love thrift shopping and most of my shirts are from thrift stores.

2. For fun, I like to…play soccer and go to the beach with friends.

3. Two people I wish I could meet are…Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Bob Ross because I love their shows and I feel like they both have lots of knowledge and interesting life advice to share.

4. The best teachers I’ve ever had were…Mrs. Coston and Mr. Terzian. Both of them were great and gave me the passion to pursue biology in college and as a career.

5. The last app I downloaded on my phone was…the University of South Carolina app, because I love my future school.

6. After high school, my next step is…to attend the University of South Carolina to study biology.

7. In ten years, I see myself…either in dental school or pursuing a biological research career.

8. My greatest dream is…to spend my days in a lab working to discover new things that will benefit the world.

9. The thing I like the most about Tallo is…that it connected me with many scholarship opportunities and gave me the chance to get myself out there and be rewarded for my hard work.

As part of his scholarship, Ryan will also be awarded the exclusive Tallo Dashboard Scholarship Digital Badge.

Congratulations Ryan, good luck as you begin your college career. Go Gamecocks!