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    Get to the Point – and Win Scholarship Judges Over

    Get to the Point – and Win Scholarship Judges Over
    Aside from any special essays, there are a few subjects that should always be in your scholarship essay. Your financial situation. You’re asking for money, so be honest of your situation. On the other hand, don’t turn it into a sob story unless it really, truly is a sob story. Background and accomplishments. The scholarship committee wants to know about you ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +66
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    Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Contest $30,000

    Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Contest $30,000
    “Does America Still Have Heroes?” If you’ve got an answer to that question, it could win you $30,000 in scholarship money. The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is asking high school students all across the country to submit an audio tape of their answer on heroes in America. An applicant from each state will be selected for an ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +65
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    Scholarships for Writers

    Scholarships for Writers
    The written word is a powerful thing. And those that work to harness that power are often rewarded by scholarship providers. There are plenty of scholarships for writers available to students, whether the interest is in journalism, stories or writing of any other type. But, such scholarship aren't just limited to students with studies related to writing. They are also available ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +65
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    Scholarships for African American Students

    Scholarships for African American Students
    Black History Month, also known as National African American History Month, is the time in which Americans celebrate the achievements of African Americans throughout history. That makes this month the perfect time to celebrate the achievements of up-and-coming history makers, too. That means students like you! Scholarships include those from notable African American advancement organizations, like the NAACP, UNCF, as well ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +64
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    FastWeb Winner's Circle: Joanne Fernandez Wins $13K in Scholarships via FastWeb!

    FastWeb Winner's Circle: Joanne Fernandez Wins $13K in Scholarships via FastWeb!
    Joanne Fernandez has a fear of student loans. But knowing that her parents couldn’t afford to pay for both college and her dream of going to medical school, Joanne decided to take matters into her own hands. Instead of letting her fear paralyze her, she got on the Internet and started searching for scholarships. FastWeb was the first place she looked. ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +64
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    Small Awards Pay Big Dividends

    Small Awards Pay Big Dividends
    There's an award listed on your scholarship opportunities page that's a perfect match for you. But applying for it keeps slipping to the bottom of your to-do list. Why the procrastination? It's worth a measly $500. Tuition at an average, public, four-year college costs more than $12,000 per year, so you're not going to bother going after a few hundred ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +61
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    7 C’s of Winning Scholarships

    7 C’s of Winning Scholarships
    Have you ever wondered if scholarship winners have secrets to winning? There are certainly ways to increase your odds of winning scholarships. Check out the following seven “C’s” – ways you can increase your chances of obtaining sought-after scholarships. 1. Content There’s plenty of content detailing directions of how to successfully apply for scholarships. Such content exists in resources like books, ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +60
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    Scholarships to Apply for NOW!

    Scholarships to Apply for NOW!
    Heading back to school? While that means you’re going to encounter great new courses, classmates and experiences, you’re also going to start getting larger-than-life tuition bills. It’s pretty difficult to handle those bills as a college or graduate student. But, what if it were possible to alleviate the anxiety with a simple solution? Good news – there’s a simple and effective ...
    Published about 1 year ago | Rated: +60
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    Scholarship Spotlight: $5K, Open to All Majors! What Would You Do if You Had Cancer?

    Scholarship Spotlight: $5K, Open to All Majors! What Would You Do if You Had Cancer?
    Name: James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund Provided By: Cancer Monthly, LLC Deadline: February 26, 2010 Type of Award: Scholarship Amount: $5000 Awards Available: Unspecified Website: http://www.cancermonthly.com/scholarship.asp Description: The James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund is only open to currently enrolled college/university students in the United States (High school students are ineligible). To qualify, you must write an essay about what ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +58
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    10 Scholarships for the Everyday Student

    10 Scholarships for the Everyday Student
    You don’t have to be a rock star student or the MVP of your basketball team to win a scholarship. There are scholarships for every type of student, and that includes scholarships for students that shine in their own unique way. Sure, you may not be going to Harvard, playing Division 1 football or dancing down the halls of Julliard, but ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +58
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    Scholarship Triathlon Leg Two: Win $2,500

    Scholarship Triathlon Leg Two:  Win $2,500
    Everyone deserves a scholarship, but only one will win the Scholarship Triathlon's 2nd Leg grand prize: Why I Deserve a Scholarship. Starting August 1, 2009, you can upload a 1-3 minute video on why you deserve a scholarship of $2,500. The video with the most votes as of September 7, 2009 will walk away with the grand prize! And there's more! ...
    Published about 5 years ago | Rated: +57
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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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    What to Do Once You Have Applied

    What to Do Once You Have Applied
    Now that you’ve postmarked your application or hit that “Send” button in your email browser, your new mentality is probably out of sight, out of mind. Though your focus should be on other scholarship applications, there are still some “to-dos” to check off of your list for this particular scholarship. Send a follow-up email Give your application about 7 – 10 ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +56
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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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    Scholarships for Students Short on Time & Money

    Scholarships for Students Short on Time & Money
    Short on time? (Obviously, who isn’t?) Or, perhaps, you just don’t want to fool around with long essays and scholarship applications. Who can blame you? After all, those can be extremely exhausting. It’s an instant gratification culture, and you want to maximize your chances of winning scholarship money – and fast. Moreover, you deserve it. You’re a hard-working student. You study ...
    Published about 1 month ago | Rated: +53
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    A Balancing Act: School & the Scholarship Search

    A Balancing Act: School & the Scholarship Search
    If you’re a student, you probably feel conflicted between your scholarship search and the responsibilities of school. On top of attending classes, you likely have responsibilities like extracurricular activities, volunteering, homework and, not to mention, you probably want a little time left over for some sort of social life. Plus, if you’re a high school student, you are expected to study ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +51
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    8 Scholarships for Volunteers

    8 Scholarships for Volunteers
    December is one of greatest months for volunteering; not only because you have time off from school but because you feel the overwhelming need to give to others. It’s the ideal time to start or contribute to a coat drive, serve at a soup kitchen or give gifts to a family that would otherwise have a sparse holiday celebration. While you’re ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +50
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    10 Obscure Scholarships

    10 Obscure Scholarships
    From the wacky to downright weird, these scholarships leave you hanging on every word and wondering: how many people actually apply for these? We know you’re out there – so here’s to all you awesome freaks and geeks – we’ve found these scholarships, just for you! Victor Bailliet Scholarship in Sugar Technology - Varies The Victor Bailliet Scholarship in Sugar Technology ...
    Published 12 months ago | Rated: +50
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    Scholarships for College Students

    Scholarships for College Students
    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 ...
    Published almost 2 years ago | Rated: +49
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    Five Scholarship Myths

    Five Scholarship Myths
    I'm about to dispel five widespread myths about winning scholarships. Myths that have, unfortunately, prevented many deserving students from winning money for. By learning the truth behind these myths, you'll gain a better understanding of the essential "rules" of the college scholarships game. MYTH #1: "Only students with high academic achievement win merit scholarships." The Real Story: Scholarships are awarded ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +49
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