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    Financial Aid for African-American Students

    Financial Aid for African-American Students
    Paying for college is tough. Luckily, many schools and organizations want to encourage access to higher education for African Americans and other minority students. Examples of some of the good financial resources available for African-American students are listed below. Organizational Scholarships Several national African-American organizations have established scholarships specifically to help students finance their college educations. The dollar amounts of the ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Black Friday Awards

    Black Friday Awards
    The holidays have arrived earlier than ever this season (at least it feels that way). No matter what holiday you observe, one “holiday” seems to be shared by everyone – Black Friday. Everyone wants the steals and deals offered on Black Friday and, of course, Cyber Monday, too. But, are you aware of the Black Friday deals and savings that won’t ...
    Published 11 months ago | Rated: +25
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    It Takes Two Scholarships or More

    It Takes Two Scholarships or More
    Sometimes two is better than one. Get your friends together and learn more about scholarships that are group efforts. Scholarship competitions that allow you to work with partners can be a great way for you and your friends to earn money for college. Each person in your group contributes his or her talents and together you may win a scholarship you ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +24
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    Scholarship Shout-Out: $10,000 Anti-Texting and Driving Scholarship

    Scholarship Shout-Out: $10,000 Anti-Texting and Driving Scholarship
    DoSomething.org states that texting and driving is the cause of between 8 to 11 deaths per day. Another source, Textinganddrivingsafety.com, also reports that drivers who are texting take their eyes off of the road for roughly five seconds, which is the equivalent of an entire football field. With that, text messaging makes a crash 23 times more likely to occur. The ...
    Published 3 months ago | Rated: +23
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    Scholarship Spotlight: First Freedom Student Competition

    Scholarship Spotlight: First Freedom Student Competition
    The First Freedom Student Competition for $2,500 is open to high school students in the U.S. and its territories as well as to home schooled students. The competition requires students to submit an essay or video commenting on the history and current-day relevance of religious freedom in our country. Students are encouraged to involve other students as well as teachers to ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +23
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    Lights, Camera, Action: Tips to Make a Great Web Video

    Lights, Camera, Action: Tips to Make a Great Web Video
    Do you sometimes watch a video on YouTube and think that you could do much better? Making a web video is simple and can be a lot of fun. What's more, video contests can help you win scholarship bucks and extra cash for school. With a regular camcorder (or most digital cameras) and your computer, you can make a great web ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +23
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    Scholarship Spotlight: SMART Scholarship

    Scholarship Spotlight: SMART Scholarship
    Get a SMART scholarship for being a brainiac. The SMART Scholarship is available to undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D. degree-seeking students who are focusing on science, technology, mathematics and engineering. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age as well as a U.S. citizen. Recipients will receive full tuition and fees, a $25,000 - $41,000 per year cash award, health insurance ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +22
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    Beware: Scholarships Can Reduce Your Need-Based Financial Aid

    Beware: Scholarships Can Reduce Your Need-Based Financial Aid
    Scholarships are a valuable part of college financing. But you may be surprised to learn that scholarships may actually reduce the amount of financial aid you receive from your school. Three national scholarship experts comment on this issue. • David L. Pardieck, director of financial assistance, Bradley University • W. Scott Friedhoff, Ph.D., associate provost for enrollment management, Bradley University • ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +21
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    OneChild Africa Essay Contest

    OneChild Africa Essay Contest
    The OneChild Africa Essay Contest is available to high school and homeschool students who are under the age of 19. To be considered, you must submit a 1400 - to 1500 - word essay that examines, and reflects on, the plight of children in Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly children who have been orphaned due to AIDS. In your essay, you must consider ...
    Published almost 3 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

    Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
    The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is open to ninth through twelfth grade high school students, college students, and graduate students who are legal U.S. residents. [gate] You must submit a 250 - word personal statement to be considered for this award. Students not currently in school must plan to enroll in a higher education program within 12 months. The award ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +21
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    12 Scholarships for National Volunteer Month

    12 Scholarships for National Volunteer Month
    Did you know that by giving back to your community, you have the chance to give to your college education too? April is National Volunteer Month, and with that, we wanted to showcase scholarships opportunities for those students who like to lend a hand to others. Whether your passion is in building homes, tutoring or providing food for those in need, ...
    Published 6 months ago | Rated: +21
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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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    Winning a Scholarship

    Winning a Scholarship
    One of the most common questions we receive at Fastweb is how to increase your chances of winning a scholarship. To help answer these questions, Mark Kantrowitz, a nationally recognized financial expert, put together a list of tips to help you achieve scholarship search success.[gate] Kantro cautions that many of these tips may sound like common sense but, unfortunately, common sense ...
    Published over 1 year ago | Rated: +21
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    Scholarship Spotlight: "Dare Mighty Things" Scholarship

    Scholarship Spotlight: "Dare Mighty Things" Scholarship
    The "Dare Mighty Things" Scholarship is open to college juniors and seniors. The scholarship is to be used toward an adventure totally unrelated to the student's coursework or career. Applicants must be U.S. citizens enrolled at an American institution. Deadline: 1/31/2011 Scholarship Website: "Dare Mighty Things" Scholarship
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Scholarship Spotlight: Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship, $1,000

    Scholarship Spotlight: Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship, $1,000
    The Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship is available to full- time undergraduate students pursuing post- secondary study. You must submit a 750- word essay answering the question, "What does the phrase 'The American Dream' mean to you and how do you embody 'The American Dream'? A 500- word personal statement, two letters of recommendation, and a copy of your academic transcript are ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Cancer Scholarships

    Cancer Scholarships
    Families who are faced with cancer undergo severe physical, psychological and financial strain. Students who are fighting cancer must often interrupt their education and cannot work to save money for college or participate in extracurricular activities. Students who are first diagnosed with cancer while in college should talk with the dean of students and the director of student financial aid at ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +20
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    Sports Scholarships, Athletic Scholarships and Financial Aid for Student Athletes

    Sports Scholarships, Athletic Scholarships and Financial Aid for Student Athletes
    Approximately 1% to 2% of undergraduate students in Bachelor's degree programs receive athletic scholarships, a total of about $1 billion a year. Additional facts and figures concerning athletic scholarships may be found in the Backgrounder: Athletic Scholarships. Of schools with a NCAA affiliation, only Division I and Division II schools may offer athletic scholarships. Division III schools -- the most prestigious ...
    Published 8 months ago | Rated: +20
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    Davidson Fellows Scholarship

    Davidson Fellows Scholarship
    The Davidson Fellows Scholarship is open to students age 18 and younger as of October 4, 2012. The competition awards students with scholarships in the amount of $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000. Each applicant for the Davidson Fellows Scholarship is asked to submit a "significant piece of work" that improves lives through science, technology, mathematics, music, literature, philosophy, and outside the box. ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated: +20
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    Scholarship Shout-Out: Tylenol Scholarship

    Scholarship Shout-Out: Tylenol Scholarship
    Since 1879, Tylenol has been providing treatment and support in an effort to bring relief to millions of people around the world as they’ve faced illness; and for the past 23 years, they have been committed to students who are working to pursue a career dedicated to doing the same. Through the Tylenol Future Care Scholarship, Tylenol has provided over $8.9 ...
    Published 4 months ago | Rated: +20
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    Scholarship Spotlight: Prudential Spirit of Community Award

    Scholarship Spotlight: Prudential Spirit of Community Award
    The Prudential Spirit of Community Award is open to students in grades 5 through 12 who have taken time out of their busy schedules to volunteer in the past year. Local students are initially recognized by participating organizations and given a certificate. After, a State Honoree is selected from all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia. State Honorees ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +20
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