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
Fortunately, the real test for this scholarship has nothing to do with proofreading. Rather, applicants are asked to write an essay on a prompt from the sponsor. This year’s question is:
Recently , Elena Kagan was sworn in as the latest justice on the U. S. Supreme Court. Kagan’s background includes positions as dean of the Harvard Law School and professor of constitutional and administrative law at Harvard and the University of Chicago, associate White House counsel and policy advisor during the Clinton administration, and a brief stint as Solicitor General in the Obama administration prior to her nomination to the Supreme Court.
Based on the information given above and information gleaned from outside sources, respond to one of the following essay prompts:
1. Kagan wrote that “a judge should try to the greatest extent possible to separate constitutional interpretation from his or her values and beliefs. In order to accomplish this result, the judge should look to constitutional text, history, structure and precedent.” In your opinion, can legal decisions be made outside of the need to achieve social ends? Is the best constitutional interpretation one that is completely divorced from personal values and beliefs?
2. Kagan opponents like to point to the fact that although she has a long career related to law, she has published very little academic scholarship and has had no previous experience as a judge. What credentials matter for a U.S. Supreme court justice?
3. Kagan is the fourth female U. S. Supreme Court justice. What has been the impact of including women on the Supreme Court?
Applicants must be enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year college or university and have at least a 3.5 GPA. Essays must be a minimum of 1,500 with no maximum.
Deadline: June 1, 2011
Website: The Proof-Reading.com Scholarship
It may be hard to find someone that will pay $3,000 for a knitting project but it’s much easier to get a $3,000 scholarship.
The Beans for Brains Scholarship Program is open to college students and requires that applicants send in a recent photo of a project. There are six $3,000 scholarships available and even one for international students.
Deadline: The deadline for the 2010 – 2011 year has passed; however, applications will be available for the 2011 – 2012 year in February 2012.
Website: Beans for Brains Scholarship Program