February 18, 2008
Each year, the Humane Education Network (H.E.N.) awards scholarships to high school students whose essays best promote the humane treatment of animals. H.E.N. hopes that by awarding “A Voice for Animals” scholarships, creating newsletters, contacting businesses and communicating with legislators, they can put a stop to animal cruelty.
Students interested in applying for this essay scholarship will have to write an original paper examining the mistreatment of one animal species. They will also need to propose methods for the prevention and control of such behavior. Four essayists demonstrating the greatest originality and analytical thought will be awarded scholarships ranging between $100 and $1,000.
1. $1,000 first prize 2. $500 second prize 3. $100 third prize 4. $750 prize for the greatest personal involvement or project directly impacting animal welfare
1. Applicants must be high school students. 2. Essays must be original. 3. All sources must be cited.
March 10, 2008
1. A completed online application form 2. A double-spaced essay no longer than 1,500 words
Further details about the application process and contacting the scholarship provider can be found by conducting a free college scholarship search. Once the search is completed, students eligible for the award will find it in their scholarship list.
February 4, 2008
The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) wants to spread awareness about fire safety, and if scholarships can make that happen, they're willing to try.
The AFSA Scholarship Contest is unlike many traditional scholarship essay contests. That's because instead of writing essays, applicants will have to read them. That's right, to apply, students will have to go online and read an essay about sprinklers and fire safety. After they finish, they will be prompted to complete a ten-question quiz on what they have just read. Luckily, looking back is allowed. Those who answer incorrectly will even have the chance to fix their errors. You literally can't go wrong with this scholarship.Prize:1. Ten $2,000 scholarship prizes
1. Applicants must be high school seniors studying in the U.S. 2. Applicants must be enrolled in a college, university or a trade school by the 2008 fall semester 3. Only one entry per student is permitted
April 11, 2008
1. Completed online exam 2. Contact information
Further details, including information about applying for the award and contacting the scholarship provider, can be found by conducting a free college scholarship search. Once a student has completed the search, this scholarship will appear in their scholarship list, provided the student is eligible.
January 28, 2008
To help students express themselves on the topic of Alzheimer’s disease, the AFA Teen, a branch of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, has created an annual scholarship. The organization will be offering $5,000 to one college-bound student looking for financial aid to afford their postsecondary education.
The AFA Teen encourages eligible junior and senior high school students to share their experiences and thoughts on the subject of Alzheimer’s by applying. Students will need to write a 1,200 to 1,500 word essay about the impact that Alzheimer’s disease has had on their lives. A completed application and a short, 200 word biography will also be required.
1. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident 2. Applicant must enter an accredited four-year college or university within 12 months of the scholarship deadline 3. Applicant must be a current high school student
February 15, 2008
1. An application form 2. A 200 word biography 3. An official high school transcript 4. Four copies of a 1,200 to 1,500 word essay 5. Copy of a United States birth certificate or permanent residency documentation 6. A cover letter with the name, address and essay title
Further information about the application form and about contacting the scholarship provider can be found by conducting a free college scholarship search. Once a student has completed the search, this award will appear in their scholarship list, provided the student is eligible.
December 24, 2007
The Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology (DFBSST) provides African American scholarships to undergraduate students enrolled in a participating Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU) who are pursuing degrees in scientific or technical fields such as engineering, science and math.The DFBSST minority scholarships program was initiated by a group of black technical professionals who recognized the need to provide scholarships for African American students pursuing high-demand scientific or technical careers at the nation’s HBCUs.
Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis, and are valued at up to $2,000 per year for up to four years. Applicants are nominated by deans and faculty members at participating schools and the DFBSST volunteer Board of Directors makes the final award determination. Criteria include outstanding academic achievement, essays, letters of recommendation and demonstrated financial need.
To learn more about these scholarships, just conduct a free, college scholarship search at www.scholarships.com
December 5, 2007
When investigating ways to pay for your undergraduate college education, it’s important to thoroughly research all your options. There are many different financial aid scholarships for individuals from all walks of life. Whether you are a graduating high school senior or you have been out of school for several years, it is likely that you are eligible to apply for a number of undergraduate scholarships.
Finding financial aid scholarship opportunities doesn’t have to be time consuming or difficult. You may be surprised to learn that there are many financial aid scholarship opportunities in your own back yard.
Places to Look for Financial Aid Scholarships:
If there is a community foundation in your area, speak with the scholarship administrator about your situation and goals to find out what types of scholarships and grants they administer that might be right for you.
November 26, 2007
If "The Diary of Anne Frank" was not in your grade or high school curriculum, you probably just missed a curriculum change. But don’t worry, even students who haven’t read the book can learn about Anne and apply for this scholarship. In commemoration of the courage and perseverance demonstrated by Anne Frank during WWII, The Anne Frank Center is offering a scholarship to students in need of financial aid for college. The Anne Frank Center is committed to promoting tolerance and education, and their scholarship rewards students who work to dispel discrimination of all sorts. To find additional information about this or other scholarships please visit Scholarships.com and conduct a free scholarship search.
Prize: 1. A $10,000 scholarship to be distributed over a four-year period
Eligibility: 1. Applicant must be a high school senior 2. Applicant must have been admitted to a four-year college or university 3. Applicant must be able to attend the June 12, 2008 ceremony at “The Pierre Hotel” in New York City (if they win). If necessary, the Anne Frank Center will provide for travel and overnight stay.
Deadline: January 31, 2008
Required Material: 1. A nomination form from someone who recommends the applicant for the award 2. Two signed and dated letters of recommendation from sponsors 3. A one page personal essay written by the nominee explaining why they deserve the award 4. A completed application form
Additional information about this scholarship, including application forms, can be found by conducting a free scholarship search. Once a student has completed a search, this scholarship will appear in their scholarship list, provided the student is eligible.
November 21, 2007
Limiting the amount of money you borrow is a basic principle of good money management. College students who are able to finance their education through federal student loans, are fortunate to have access to low interest rate educational funding that puts earning a degree within their reach.
However, just because money is available to borrow does not necessarily mean that you should borrow it. If you are eligible for more student loan money than you really need, you may want to limit the amount you borrow. After all, even though the interest on a federal student loan tends to be lower than on other types of debt, it is still debt.
Additionally, you shouldn’t stop looking for scholarship resources just because you are able to access student loans. If you can get a scholarship to cover some of your expenses, you can reduce the amount of money you need to borrow and will ultimately have to repay. Many scholarship programs are available only to upper division students, so you should definitely keep your eyes open for funding opportunities even after you enroll in college.
November 14, 2007
Earning an accredited online college degree can be the key to career advancement for many working professionals. In many fields, in order to move ahead, you have to earn an advanced degree.
For example, if you are a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), in order to move to the next level within your field, you need to earn the Registered Nurse (RN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) credential.
However, LPNS often work rotating shifts in hospitals, which makes it impossible to attend traditional nursing degree programs. Online degree programs provide an option for individuals in this situation to keep their variable schedule jobs while working toward and advanced degree that can have a significant positive impact on earning potential.
Even in career fields in which advanced degree requirements are not mandated, continuing education can give workers a competitive advantage in the job market. Most employers are concerned with reducing turnover in the workforce. When employers hire new workers or identify individuals to promote, they look for people who are likely to be successful with the company long term. Seeking an advanced degree lets employers know that you are serious about your career. This can help you stand out from other applicants or candidates for promotions. It is important to explore Doctoral Fellowships and Master's Degree scholarships because if you know how and where to look, growth opportunities are out there and can help you advance your career.
Some companies will hire individuals who don’t have degrees for entry-level positions, but seek degreed individuals for higher level positions and internal promotions. Once you have started working in a career position, it can be hard to find the time to attend college full-time. However, you are often overlooked for advancement opportunities if you don’t have a degree. Instead of feeling trapped permanently in an entry-level job, you can change your situation by seeking an associate degree online or enrolling in an online Bachelor’s degree program.
November 13, 2007
The key to applying for financial aid is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is used to determine your eligibility for all federal student financial aid programs, and is a powerful tool for anyone who wants to find money for college.
Information from the FAFSA is also used to determine eligibility for many need-based scholarship programs and for some state grant programs. When you ask a representative of your college’s financial aid office how to apply for financial aid, he or she will tell you that you must complete the FAFSA.
Until you submit a FAFSA, there is no way for you to get an accurate estimate of the types of federal financial aid that you might be able to receive. FAFSA data are used to determine eligibility for Federal Pell Grants, various Federal student loan programs, and college work-study positions. If you are planning to enter college in the fall following graduation from high school, you need to submit your FAFSA as early as possible in your graduation year.
As soon as you have W-2s and/or tax forms for you and your parents for the previous year, you need to fill out the FAFSA financial aid forms. The financial aid office at the school you plan to attend may be able to answer questions you have about how to apply for financial aid with the FAFSA. The Federal Student Aid Information Center can also assist you if you have any questions about how to fill out your financial aid forms.
You may reach a representative by calling 800-4-FED-AID. The sooner you take care of this important aspect of applying for financial aid, the earlier you will understand your financial aid options. Once you submit your FAFSA, it will be processed and you will find out what types of Federal Financial Aid you can receive.
October 15, 2007
Students making a difference in their community will get the chance to receive something in return. By submitting information about their community contributions, applicants will have the chance to win financial aid for college. Br!ck Scholarship winners (yes, the “!” is supposed to be there.) may receive scholarship money, community grant money and a spot on a TV award ceremony. Past ceremony guests have included Mandy Moore, Wyclef and the Dashboard Confessionals—get to work, you could rub elbows with celebrities!
1. Nine Prizes of at least $10,000. A. Applicants ages 18 and under receive $5,000 in scholarship money and $5,000 in community grant money. B. Applicants ages 19-25 receive $10,000 in community grant money.
2. One $100,000 community grant prize
3. Appearance on televised award show to be seen by over 1 million viewers
1. Applicants must have been born on or after June 30, 1982
2. Applicants must be permanent residents or citizens of the U.S. or Canada
December 31, 2007
1. Completed online application 2. Recommendations 3. Finalists will also be asked to submit a 1 minute video along with pictures or in-action clips of community work.
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