Target Scholarship Highlights

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Target scholarships are part of the 5% of income the giant retailer generates. This results in a large number (currently over 2,000) to pay out above average private scholarships. From $1000 to $10,000 awards this scholarship program may rank high in your plan for paying for college.

Both high school seniors and current undergraduate students are eligible. Academic work as reflected in your GPA is an important consideration. Proof of student and family financial need will be required.

If you have extensive community volunteer work you will have a definite edge.

There are national level awards and local awards at each store.

Target also emphasizes funding for minority scholarships in its various scholarship programs.

See the recommended links at the bottom of this page for complete information.

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How to Differentiate Yourself

As with most private scholarships the competition is strong. The stronger you are in volunteer service, GPA and family financial need the greater your chances are.

Just because the pool of competitive applicants may be smaller be sure to check out your local stores in your region. They may have educational scholarships that they administer themselves.

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How to Target the Money

While corporate benefactors like Target are to be commended the fact is that the largest pool of free scholarships for college are at the colleges themselves.

Be sure to not get caught in the trap of filling out endless applications for private scholarships. Just make it part of your overall college scholarship search strategy.

I encourage you to check out my free webinar where you will learn how to be successful in finding the college scholarships and grants you need.

Recommended Links

Overview of Target Scholarships
Target Corporate Site

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Index of Company Scholarships


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What Clients Are Saying



“…without your involvement, we never would have thought to approach the college directly…. We got the documentation together to obtain residency, created letters to send and were granted residency which translated to $20,000 in savings.

THEN we went back and said, 'don’t take away her out-of-state scholarship just because she is now a resident' and got OSU to maintain the $7,000 scholarship".

"We would like to express our appreciation for the service that our daughter received.

She is our first child to go through the college application process, and it was very intimidating for our whole family. You were able to create a clear, understandable path for our daughter.

As a result of all of this hard work, our daughter was offered three presidential scholarships at various colleges, including a full tuition scholarship to a private college.

Thanks again, and we look forward to working with you on our son's upcoming college search."

"HWS presented an above average financial aid award, however, it included some work study. With your guidance, I went back and asked that the work study be converted to either grant or scholarship to relieve the financial burden while allowing my daughter to focus on academics.

They came back with the conversion AND continued to keep her eligible for an equal amount of money through work study."