Scholarships for College Students
Make the scholarship search a component of your college education.
By Kathryn Knight Randolph
October 17, 2012
Good news: the scholarship search doesn’t have to stop just because you’ve enrolled in college. In fact, there are just as many scholarships out there for college students as there are for high school students. However, the common misconception that students can only win scholarships in their senior year of high school keeps college students from applying.
Now, Fastweb is putting that rumor to rest and providing college students with a sampling of scholarships that are right up their alley. Start your applications now that you’re officially a college student.
While Atlas Shrugged may not be on your mandatory reading list for school, it’s one of those books that you should read anyway for its philosophical meaning as well as a chance to win $10,000.
The Atlas Shrugged Essay contest requires college students to read the novel and answer three questions in an essay no less than 800 and no more than 1,600 words. Applicants can choose from one of the following topics:
1. What do you think is meant, in Part III of Atlas Shrugged, by the phrase “utopia of greed”?
2. Why does Francisco D’Anconia, heir to the greatest fortune in the world and a productive genius with boundless ambition,change his course and pose as, of all things, a playboy?
3. What does the story of Atlas Shrugged have to say about the relative powers of good and evil and the conditions under which one is victorious over the other?
First place award in the essay contest is $10,000. Three second prize winners will receive $2,000 and $1,000 will go to five third prize winners. Also, 25 finalists will win $100 and 50 semi-finalists will receive $50.
Paying for school can cause quite the headache but Tylenol hopes to alleviate some of those expenses for 40 scholarship applicants.
Students must be enrolled in an accredited two or four-year college or university or a vocational/technical school. Applicants must also be working toward a degree that will lead to a career in the health care industry.
Of the recipients, ten will receive $10,000 and 30 will receive $5,000.
Website: Tylenol Scholarship