August 4, 2008
August 11, 2008
The Scholarship of the Week for this week is the Fleet Reserve Assocation Americanism Essay Contest, a scholarship essay contest for students in high school and junior high. Contestants need to write a scholarship-worthy essay of 350 words or less on the theme "what the United States flag stands for." Applicants should submit their completed scholarship application packet to their nearest FRA branch, which does not necessarily need to be in their home state. Essays are first judged at the local level, with winners progressing to regional and national finals.Prize:
The Grand National Prize is $15,000 U.S. Savings Bond, with $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 Savings Bonds awarded to the first, second and third place winners in each grade category. Certificates and other prizes are awarded at the branch and regional levels, as well.
All students entering grades 7-12 in the fall, as well as home schooled students at an equivalent grade level, are eligible for this scholarship.
Entries must be postmarked by December 1, 2008.
April 16, 2008
Even the most disciplined and well-intentioned parents may have a hard time saving for their child’s college education. To assist parents and students in their search for college funding resources, Oxy has created a college sweepstakes with some hefty awards.
By applying, parents will be entered to win one of eleven prizes ranging in size between $5,000 and $25,000. Because the awards will be offered in the form of 529 Plan contributions, they will continue to grow tax free. With no essay required, this one is worth a try. For more information about this and other college scholarships and grants, you may conduct a free college scholarship search.
1. One $25,000 529 Plan contributio 2. Five $10,000 529 Plan contributions 3. Five $5,000 529 Plan contributions
1. Applicant must be 18 years old or older or must be a parent of a child who is between 13-19 years of age between April 1, 2008 and September 28, 2008 2. Applicant must be a legal US resident
September 29, 2008 by 3:00 PM ET
1. Online or postal mail registration
January 26, 2009
This week's Scholarship of the Week is one of many scholarship opportunities available to students engaged in community service activities that help make the world a better place. Hunger remains a serious issue in America, especially in times of economic trouble, and the Sodexo Foundation is interested in rewarding students who are engaged in continuing efforts to make difference in this area. Through the Sodexo Foundation STOP Hunger Scholarship, students have the opportunity to not only win $5,000 in scholarship money, but to also earn a $5,000 grant for the anti-hunger charity to which they've dedicated their time.
Prize: Up to five national scholarship winners will receive a $5,000 college scholarship and a $5,000 grant given in their name to a local charity of their choice. Regional winners will receive a $1,000 grant for a local charity of their choice.
Eligibility: Students of any level, kindergarteners through graduate students, currently enrolled in accredited educational institution in the United States are encouraged to apply. To qualify, applicants must have engaged in a volunteer program combating hunger in the United States in the last 12 months.
Deadline: February 27, 2009
Required Material: Complete an online scholarship application, found on the STOP Hunger scholarship website, by February 27 and obtain a Community Service Recommendation, which must be submitted online by March 6.
Further details about the application process can be found by conducting a free college scholarship search on Scholarships.com. Once the search is completed, students eligible for this scholarship award will find it in their search results.
February 2, 2009
This week's Scholarship of the Week is one of those rare scholarship opportunities that reward students for doing something they quite possibly already wanted to do. The Zinch Ammunition for Tuition $25,000 Scholarship is a scholarship award for high school students who complete a profile on Zinch.com. Applicants are judged based on both merit and need, as determined by the information they include in their Zinch student profiles.
So why is this something you might already want to do? A profile on Zinch not only allows you to compete for a sizable amount of scholarship money, but also allows you to find colleges that cater to your interests and get in touch with recruiters from colleges you want to attend. It's not often you find a scholarship competition that not only helps you pay for college, but helps you find a college, as well.
High school students graduating between 2009 and 2012 with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Both US citizens and international students are eligible to enter.
April 10, 2009
A student profile completed to the best of your ability on Zinch.com
February 9, 2009
A career in technology can be exciting and rewarding, not to mention financially lucrative. However, the path to this career typically includes a college education, which isn't exactly cheap. Technical fields have demanding coursework and in some cases, astronomical course fees. These and other factors can make paying for school even more challenging for technology students. To ensure that these challenges do not become roadblocks, Scholarships.com offers a $1,000 college scholarship for students who plan to pursue a career in technology. And since all you need to apply is a short essay explaining your interest in this area of study, this week's Scholarship of the Week could be one of the easiest steps in your education.
Applicants for the Scholarships.com College Technology Scholarship must be U.S. citizens and either undergraduate students or high school seniors who plan to enroll in an accredited college or university in the coming fall.
Applicants must have indicated an interest in one of the following majors:
March 31, 2009
A completed Scholarships.com profile and a 250 to 350-word scholarship essay written in response to the question, "What has influenced your decision to pursue a career in technology?"
November 24, 2008
High school students, you know that part-time job you have? It turns out it might be worth more than minimum wage and the very first line on your resume. Through programs like this week's Scholarship of the Week, part-time student employees can find money for college beyond what they see in their paychecks.
Burger King's Have It Your Way Foundation offers $1,000 college scholarships to high school seniors in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico who participate in co-curricular or volunteer activities (such as athletics or community service) and maintain their grades while working at least 15 hours a week.
Eligibility: Current high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.5 (out of 4.0) who work part-time and demonstrate community or extracurricular involvement and who plan to enroll in an accredited college or university the following fall.
Deadline: February 2, 2009
Required Materials: Completed online scholarship application, found on the Burger King website.
December 1, 2008
December 8, 2008
December 15, 2008
For many college students, finals week is under way. Even students who aren't currently worried about cranking out dozens of pages of college essays or cramming for comprehensive exams are probably facing a homework crunch during the time leading up to winter break. So chances are a 2,500 word scholarship essay is the last thing you want to think about right now. However, if you're a talented writer who is interested in community development and international affairs, you might want to squeeze this week's Scholarship of the Week into your schedule.
Hands Along the Nile Development Services has announced its scholarship essay contest for 2009, with a top prize of $5,000. Full-time undergraduate or graduate students, as well as high school seniors, are invited to participate. Essays should address the following question: "How is community development in the Middle East important to the United States? Why is it particularly crucial to focus on Egypt?" If this is a topic of interest to you, the upcoming break is a perfect time to start researching and writing. If nothing else, writing this essay might make you feel better about all the studying you have to do right now--after all, there are much bigger challenges in the world than passing that chemistry final.
July 4, 2009
A response of no more than 2,500 words to this year's essay prompt. Essays must be formatted according to the HANDS essay contest rules, which can be found on the contest website. Essays and verification of enrollment must be submitted on paper.
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