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    Winning Essay Tips: The $500 Mistake

    Winning Essay Tips: The $500 Mistake
    It's official: The deadline for the Bank of America Student Voices Essay Contest was June 22nd and our judges are in deep, editing the more than 4,000 essays we received. There are some great entries, but we also noticed some frequent mistakes students make that can instantly disqualify you from an essay contest. Here, an example of what NOT to do ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +1936
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    Scholarship Spotlight: DNA Day Essay Contest

    Scholarship Spotlight: DNA Day Essay Contest
    The DNA Day Essay Contest is available to students in grades 9-12. Students must compose an essay of no more than 700 words that examine, question, and reflect on the important concepts of genetics. Essays are expected to contain substantive, well-reasoned arguments indicative of a depth of understanding of the concepts related to the essay questions. *Deadline:* March 7, 2011 *Website:* ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +40
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    Becas para Estudiantes Hispanos y Latinos

    Esta guía enumera más de 100 becas para estudiantes hispanos y latinos que van a empezar a matricularse en programas universitarios, a estudiantes que ya atienden la universidad y para estudiantes profesionales, de posgrado. Sugerimos que estudiantes también usen el servicio de búsqueda de becas en el sitio de Fastweb. La base de datos de becas de Fastweb incluye nuevos premios ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +97
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    Weird Scholarships

    Weird Scholarships
    Everyone is normal until you get to know them. Then, “the weird” comes out. By fully embracing your weird factor, you could land yourself some serious scholarship money to help pay your college tuition. From paranormal activity to the Klingon dialect, we’re spreading the weird with our top 15 weird scholarships. Writers of the Future Contest L. Ron Hubbard wasn’t just ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +664
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    Frame My Future Scholarship Contest

    Frame My Future Scholarship Contest
    The "Frame My Future" Scholarship Contest is open to full - time undergraduate and graduate students attending a U.S. college or university for the 2012 - 2013 academic year. To enter, you must submit an original creation with one image, in a digital JPEG image format, that expresses what you hope to achieve in your personal and professional life after college. ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +85
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    Scholarship Spotlight: Six Flags Friends Scholarship

    Scholarship Spotlight: Six Flags Friends Scholarship
    DoSomething.org and Six Flags are giving away six $1,500 college scholarships. Scholarship money will go directly to the college or university the winner is enrolled in. If the winner is not yet enrolled in a school, the money will be held until the winner chooses a school. Scholarships will be given to young leaders who are taking action to make a ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: -34
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    Honors Scholarships

    Honors Scholarships
    While a plethora of scholarships exist to award students based on ethnic background, extracurricular activity and athletics, some students want to be noticed for the hard work they’ve done in the classroom. Whether it’s by joining an honor society or ranking first in the class, an honors scholarship not only recognizes that achievement but also awards it. As an honors scholarship ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +149
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    "A Voice for Animals" High School Essay Contest

    "A Voice for Animals" High School Essay Contest
    The "A Voice for Animals" Essay Contest is open to high school and home schooled students who are under the age of 19. To be eligible, you must establish or become involved with a project that address either the mistreatment of one animal species or one cause of animal suffering, or the preservation of one species threatened with extinction. Your project ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +70
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    Sign Up For FastWeb's Newsletters & Scholarship Alerts

    Sign Up For FastWeb's Newsletters & Scholarship Alerts
    Want to hear from us? Sign up for Fastweb's newsletters and get our most popular and useful insider advice, tips and awards sent straight to your inbox every week. In our newsletters, you'll also find out about under-the-radar scholarships you might have never known were available! And, never miss a scholarship you qualify for again! Sign up for our scholarship alerts ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +77
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    Photography and Film Scholarships and Internships

    Photography and Film Scholarships and Internships
    Do you have the photography bug? On the other hand, perhaps, moving pictures are your passion. Do you love shooting at every angle and capturing every moment? If you answered yes, then keep reading because these scholarships are seriously right up your alley! Whether you’re interested in photography or film-making as a hobby or seriously taking it on as a part ...
    Published 5 months ago | Rated: +56
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    Scholarship Spotlight: Engineer Girl! Essay Contest

    Scholarship Spotlight: Engineer Girl! Essay Contest
    The 2011 Engineer Girl! Essay Contest is available to boys and girls in 9th-12th grade. In no more than 1500 words, describe an item that is used for disaster relief. Explain how it works. Point out key elements of the design and why it was designed that way. Describe how different types of engineers (e.g. civil, mechanical, electrical, etc.) might have ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: -19
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    Win $100,000 and Change the World

    Win $100,000 and Change the World
    Could you use $100,000 to change the world? The Do Something Awards celebrate young people 25 and under who are tackling a problem and changing the world. Five nominees will be rewarded with a $10,000 community grant, participation in a live VH1 TV show, media coverage and continued support from DoSomething.org. The grand prize winner will receive $100,000 during the live ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +72
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    Winning Essay Tips: The $500 Mistake, Part II

    Winning Essay Tips: The $500 Mistake, Part II
    Part II of our "what NOT to do" series on winning an essay contests. The Bank of America Student Voices Essay Contest drew in 4,000 essays-- about average for a contest of this size. With odds like these, you can’t afford to make even one small mistake in your entry. Remember, the judges will use any excuse they can to disqualify ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +82
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    Beware of Scholarship Scams. Part 1: False Claims

    Beware of Scholarship Scams. Part 1: False Claims
    Wow! You just got a letter from a company saying they'll find scholarships for you. What a great deal! After all, who has time to research scholarship opportunities? But be careful — there are a lot of scholarship search scams out there. Watch for these crooked claims and make sure you're not being taken for a ride: "For a small fee, ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +318
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    A Few Strings Attached: State Retention Programs

    How would you like to be rewarded for all those skipped parties, midnight cram sessions (and the good grades they got you) with a scholarship to Hometown U? OK, would you still like it if the administration told you that you’d have to take a job with a company in the state and keep working there for several years, despite other ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: -25
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    Are Scholarships Taxable? Find Out Now

    Are Scholarships Taxable? Find Out Now
    Congratulations! You've won a scholarship! You'll want to call Mom, Dad, Grandma, Cousin Bob ... and Uncle Sam. Your scholarship may count as income; if so, it will be taxed. To make sure you're ready for tax-time, find out if your award is taxable and what you need to do to file your return. Tax-free Scholarships and Fellowships A scholarship is ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +53
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    How Scholarships are Judged: An Inside Look

    How Scholarships are Judged: An Inside Look
    Wouldn't it be great to know what scholarship providers look for in an application? Take an inside look at how judges pick their favorites. At First Glance The judges' first evaluation of your application is a quick one—usually only 15 to 30 seconds. Most applications don't get past this quick but important first stage. Give your application one last review ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +112
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    Scholarships for Hispanics and Latino Students

    Scholarships for Hispanics and Latino Students
    National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15. It's a time to recognize contributions from Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States as well as celebrate their culture, positive influence on America and heritage. In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we've put together a list of scholarships that celebrate Hispanic and Latino roots which, in ...
    Published 27 days ago | Rated: +285
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    Scholarship Spotlight: Campus Discovery Scholarship, $5,000

    Scholarship Spotlight: Campus Discovery Scholarship, $5,000
    The Campus Discovery Scholarship is available to current college students as well as those who have graduated in 2008 or 2009. You must complete a survey and submit an original response to the question: "Assume you could go back in time and talk to yourself as a high school senior. Knowing what you know now about college life and making the ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +122
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    Negative Population Growth Scholarship Contest

    Negative Population Growth Scholarship Contest
    The Negative Population Growth Scholarship Essay Contest is open to high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors. You must submit an essay on the following topic: "Without critical changes, U.S. population is projected to reach 438 million people in less than 40 years. Explain how this projected growth will negatively affect the United States socially, economically and environmentally". Submissions ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +21
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