Scholarships for College Students
Share these scholarships with students who are already or about to be in college.
By Kathryn Knight Randolph
April 21, 2011
There is a common misconception amongst college students that scholarships are only for high school students. Fortunately, that’s just a rumor and college students can apply for scholarships up through their second semester of senior year.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite college scholarships to either motivate your current college students or show your high school students that there is still a chance to win big after senior year.
Ayn Rand Institute Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
While Atlas Shrugged may not be on the mandatory reading list for school, it’s one of those books that high school and college students should read anyway for its philosophical meaning as well as a chance to win $10,000.
The Atlas Shrugged Essay contest requires students to read the novel and answer three questions in an essay no less than 800 and no more than 1,600 words. Applicants can choose from one of the following topics:
1. What do you think is meant, in Part III of Atlas Shrugged, by the phrase “utopia of greed”?
2. Why does Francisco D’Anconia, heir to the greatest fortune in the world and a productive genius with boundless ambition,change his course and pose as, of all things, a playboy?
3. What does the story of Atlas Shrugged have to say about the relative powers of good and evil and the conditions under which one is victorious over the other?
First place award in the essay contest is $10,000. Three second prize winners will receive $2,000 and $1,000 will go to five third prize winners. Also, 25 finalists will win $100 and 50 semi-finalists will receive $50.
Deadline: September 17, 2011
Paying for school can cause quite the headache but Tylenol hopes to alleviate some of those expenses for 40 scholarship applicants.
Students must be enrolled in an accredited two or four-year college or university or a vocational/technical school. Applicants must also be working toward a degree that will lead to a career in the health care industry.
Of the recipients, ten will receive $10,000 and 30 will receive $5,000.
Deadline: May 27, 2011
Website: Tylenol Scholarship