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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 10 months ago | Rated: +20
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    Tuition Tax Credits

    Paying for a college education can be financially taxing. Fortunately, the Treasury Department has set up the Hope Scholarship Credit and Lifetime Learning Credit for students and their families. These credits can help soften some of the impact that higher education can have on the family budget. Tax Credits: How Much Can You Save? Unlike scholarships that reduce tuition payments or ...
    Published about 6 years 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 over 3 years 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 about 4 years ago | Rated: +20
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    10 Scholarships for Asian-Pacific American Students

    10 Scholarships for Asian-Pacific American Students
    May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, which means it’s the perfect time to honor and celebrate Asian and Pacific Islanders within the United States! In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Fastweb is celebrating students with Asian-Pacific heritage with the following list of scholarships, all of which celebrate the value of a student’s diverse background. To help better organize your ...
    Published 7 months ago | Rated: +19
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    Fastweb Winner Circle: Marci from Iowa

    Fastweb Winner Circle: Marci from Iowa
    Marci Clark, who recently returned to school to pursue a double major in public relations and journalism, will have a little help with tuition this semester. Clark, 34, recently won $500 in the U.S. Cellular Believe in Something Better contest. To enter, qualified applicants who were enrolled in a college or university, of the age of 17 and who lived within ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +19
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    College JumpStart Scholarship

    College JumpStart Scholarship
    The College JumpStart Scholarship is available to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors; and current college students. To be considered for this award, you must be committed to going to school and be able express your goals for getting a higher education. All applications for the College JumpStart Scholarship are online; they no longer take mail in applications. The College JumpStart ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Scholarships for Women

    Scholarships for Women
    Today, women dominate college campuses, in more ways than one. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), there are over 1.3 million more women than men enrolled in an institution of higher education. If that doesn’t speak to “girl power,” then what possibly could? As a result, the Fastweb database contains a plethora of scholarships for women. Whether you’re ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +18
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    A Free Ride

    Students in Kalamazoo, Michigan, recently learned they could get a free college education. A program called offers students who've spent their entire academic career in Kalamazoo public schools a free ride to any public college or university in Michigan. Anonymous donors interested in furthering economic development set up the scholarship fund. In 2007, 458 students were accepted to receive the Kalamazoo ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated: +18
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    The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

    The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
    Gen and Kelly Tanabe are considered experts when it comes to college planning. They are the award-winning authors of eleven books on admission and scholarships. The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship is a merit-based, meaning financial need is not considered. Neither is past academic performance such as grades or ACT/SAT test scores, so everyone who enters is on an even playing ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated: +18
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    STA Travel, Inc. Scholarship

    STA Travel, Inc. Scholarship
    The STA Travel, Inc. Scholarship is available to students currently enrolled at a college or university where transfer credit from an academic program abroad will be applied to your degree. You must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen and be majoring in photography, film, art, travel and tourism, international business, international studies or foreign language to qualify for this award. The ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Scholarship Spotlight: Compassion and Child Trafficking Essay Contest

    Scholarship Spotlight: Compassion and Child Trafficking Essay Contest
    The Compassion and Child Trafficking Essay Contest is open to high school and college students. In order to qualify, applicants must submit an essay on the issues surrounding child trafficking and its implications on society. The essay must also demonstrate applicants' perspectives current and future problems involving child trafficking. The essay contest is divided into two age categories -- those under ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +18
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    The Semantics of Making a Winning Scholarship Video

    The Semantics of Making a Winning Scholarship Video
    Remember the Blair Witch Project? The student-filmed production, found a year after the "disappearance" of the three students who shot the haunting footage, won 11 film awards. Pretty good for amateurs. While you may not win any Oscars, a great video can win you money for school in video contests. FastWeb's Why I Deserve a Scholarship video contest is a great ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +18
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    Scholarship Spotlight: Samsung Techwin America Scholarship

    Scholarship Spotlight: Samsung Techwin America Scholarship
    The Samsung Techwin America Scholarship is available to high school students in the United States. Applicants must submit a 300 word essay on whether or not technology is crucial to an oral presentation or just a crutch. A total of 10 $1,000 scholarships will be available to high school students. Deadline: 4/30/2011 Website: Samsung Techwin America Scholarship
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    DoSomething's Battle of the Bands

    DoSomething's Battle of the Bands
    Students across the country are losing their music education programs. Do Something to Save the Music! Join the Battle for the Bands campaign to win a $5,000 scholarship for your school. There are 2 ways to get involved: 1. Create a music video about music ed. with your orchestra, garage band, jazz band, hip hop group, best friend, etc. Include a ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Scholarship Spotlight: APHA Get Ready Scholarship, $500

    Scholarship Spotlight: APHA Get Ready Scholarship, $500
    The APHA Get Ready Scholarship is available to high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students. To be eligible for this award you must write an essay between 500 to 750 words describing the importance of emergency preparedness by incorporating the themes listed on the sponsor's Web site. Provided By: American Public Health Association Deadline: April 02, 2010 Type of Award: Scholarship ...
    Published almost 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Youth Free Expression Project

    Youth Free Expression Project
    The Youth Free Expression Project Film Contest is open to filmmakers age 19 and younger who are living in the U.S. or its territories (citizenship not required). To qualify, you must submit an original film of four minutes or less addressing the topic: "You're Reading What?!?" You must discuss a time when parents, a teacher or some other adult was distressed ...
    Published over 2 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Scholarship Spotlight: Americanism Educational League Essay Contest

    Scholarship Spotlight: Americanism Educational League Essay Contest
    The American Educational League Essay Contest is open to all undergraduate students in the U.S. Applicants are asked to write a 2,000 word essay on one of the following topics: death penalty vs. life sentence, national defense vs. international defense, bankruptcy vs. government bailouts and same sex marriage vs. heterosexual marriage. Each essay must also be accompanied by an entry form ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    FIRE's "Freedom in Academia" Essay Contest

    FIRE's "Freedom in Academia" Essay Contest
    Why is free speech important at our nation's colleges and universities? Discuss this topic and more in an essay and submit it to FIRE's "Freedom in Academia" essay contest. This contest is open to graduating high school seniors. To enter, you must watch two short videos and write a 700-1200 word essay in response to the videos, which revolve around free ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +17
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    Tip to Scholarship Success: Master the Basics

    Patti Ross knows what makes a successful scholarship application. It's not necessarily the intricacies of a scholarship application essay. Rather, it's mastering the basics of applying. Ross highlights the following essentials: Research--know the DEADLINES Personal awareness--take a personal survey Accuracy on application Feedback from others Ross can't stress deadlines enough. Nothing looks worse for an applicant than to turn in their ...
    Published over 5 years ago | Rated: +17
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