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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 almost 7 years ago | Rated: +27
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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 about 6 years ago | Rated: +27
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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 6 years ago | Rated: +26
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    Luck of the Draw: Contest & Sweepstakes Scholarships

    Luck of the Draw: Contest & Sweepstakes Scholarships
    What’s great about contests and sweepstakes? They’re essentially scholarships that take very little time or effort and everyone has the opportunity to win. This scholarship category levels playing field for all students who enter because everyone adheres to the same entry criteria. Many even offer multiple entries if you choose to take advantage of them (which you should). To help better ...
    Published 6 days ago | Rated: +26
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    Scholarship Spotlight: 2400 Expert National Scholarship

    Scholarship Spotlight: 2400 Expert National Scholarship
    The 2400 Expert National Scholarship is open to all high school students who plan to enroll in an accredited four-year college or university. Three scholarships will be awarded: $600 for first place, $500 for second place and $300 for third place. To qualify, applicants must be a freshmen, sophomore, junior or senior in the U.S. In addition to completing an application, ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +25
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    Social Media-Related Scholarships

    Social Media-Related Scholarships
    If you’re a social media savvy student, there are plenty of scholarships you can easily apply for! Scholarship providers often add social media components to scholarships, which is right up your alley. The cool thing about these awards is that entries can vary from tweets and short-essays to creating and sharing videos and photos on your social media accounts. Whatever your ...
    Published 11 days ago | Rated: +25
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    Student from Kenya Follows Dreams of Helping People

    Student from Kenya Follows Dreams of Helping People
    “I want to help the people of Africa help themselves,” said Caroline in a Kenyan accent. Born and raised in Africa, Caroline came to the U.S. with the hope and a plan to one day help the people of her home town. So why jump continents to help the people she rubs elbows with at home? It’s all part of Caroline’s ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated: +23
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    Scholarships for Asian-Pacific American Students

    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 about 1 year 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 over 4 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 over 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 6 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 over 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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +21
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    Student Makes It Possible To Attend Dream Culinary Institute

    Student Makes It Possible To Attend Dream Culinary Institute
    Her goal is to one day work for Abigail Kirsh, a catering company in the greater New York metropolitan area who awarded her a $2,000 scholarship. In order to get there Nicole knew she wanted to go to the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY. “I really wanted to go to CIA but it’s a very expensive school,” ...
    Published almost 4 years 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 4 years 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 over 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 5 years 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 almost 7 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 almost 4 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 over 4 years ago | Rated: +20
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