This Black Friday, Shop for Scholarships
This Black Friday, forget the crowds. Shop for scholarships instead.
By Kathryn Knight Randolph
While the country counts down to Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Christmas, savvy shoppers are looking forward to another “holiday” of sorts. Black Friday is quickly approaching and the rumored deals are only getting better as TV commercials and ad campaigns announce the lowest prices ever on electronics, clothing and vacation getaways.
But there may be one shopping deal that you aren’t aware of. Many big shopping retailers provide more than just amazing deals. Retailers are giving away thousands in scholarship dollars, year round, to high school, college and graduate students who are excelling in their school, community and career paths.
Please note: Many of these scholarship deadlines have passed for the 2012 application cycle; however, these scholarship programs will be taking applications again in 2013. If you are interested in any of these scholarships, make a note to yourself about the name of the scholarship as well as its website. Check the scholarship provider’s website frequently for application updates. Best of luck!