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An openly gay student at Dowling Catholic High School decided to transform stigma into success by serving as a leader and advocate for LGBT rights at his school. Even after creating a gay-straight alliance and being awarded the Gold Matthew Shepard Scholarship, he was told that he could not receive the scholarship at the annual senior awards ceremony.

Gay Student Banned from Publicly Receiving Scholarship

May 5, 2016
by Susan Dutca
An openly gay student at Dowling Catholic High School decided to transform stigma into success by serving as a leader and advocate for LGBT rights at his school. Even after creating a gay-straight
With Tinder, you can find your future partner, land a hookup, or...earn a scholarship? A female junior at the University of Nebraska Oklahoma was awarded a scholarship and paid internship for defending her use of the mobile dating app.

Tinder Swipes Right, Pays for Frat Girl's College

April 21, 2016
by Susan Dutca
With Tinder, you can find your future partner, land a hookup, or...earn a scholarship? A female junior at the University of Nebraska Oklahoma was awarded a scholarship and paid internship for
JetBlue is helping higher education dreams take flight by offering to pay their student-employees' entire tuition bill. College tuition reimbursement is a recent trend by employer-sponsored programs, but this company is allowing their employees to soar through college by paying it all up front.

JetBlue Will Pay for Your College

April 19, 2016
by Susan Dutca
JetBlue is helping higher education dreams take flight by offering to pay their student-employees' entire tuition bill. College tuition reimbursement is a recent trend by employer-sponsored programs,
Beginning this fall, Northwestern University will offer grant and scholarships to combat student debt for qualifying students. As is the case with many colleges and universities, Northwestern's tuition hikes over the past several years have not helped the issue of crippling student debt. Based on their endowment and continued contributions from alums, it would certainly seem that Northwestern could offer considerably more financial assistance than they are at present. While Northwestern is about to start offering more free money to incoming students, capping the potential loans at $20K, we believe there is a solution to keep students from burying themselves in student loan debt: scholarships.

Northwestern University to Resolve Student Loan Debt?

March 22, 2016
by Susan Dutca
Beginning this fall, Northwestern University will offer grant and scholarships to combat student debt for qualifying students. As is the case with many colleges and universities, Northwestern's
Student loans made the list for the Top 10 Consumer Scams in Illinois, ranking 7th with 1,500 of the 25,094 complaints that are seen by Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office. As if the 40 million Americans who hold $1.2 trillion in debt wasn't bad enough, student loan scams joined the list of scams including abusive debt collection practices, mortgage lending, and payday loans, according to Gail MarksJarvis.

Student Loans Rank Top 10 in Consumer Scams

March 8, 2016
by Susan Dutca
Student loans made the list for the Top 10 Consumer Scams in Illinois, ranking 7th with 1,500 of the 25,094 complaints that are seen by Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office. As if the 40 million
Tuition assistance from scholarships may be cut as much as 30 percent by fall 2017 for tens of thousands of New Mexico students. Proceeds from lotteries, including the January $1.6 billion Powerball, are not able to keep pace with higher education cost increases.

Will Declining Lotto Sales Impact Scholarships?

March 3, 2016
by Susan Dutca
Tuition assistance from scholarships may be cut as much as 30 percent by fall 2017 for tens of thousands of New Mexico students. Proceeds from lotteries, including the January $1.6 billion Powerball,
There are scholarships, grants, and fellowships that reward students based on academic, athletic, music, and other types of achievements. But now there's one that encourages students who have enrolled to drop out. The Thiel Fellowship awards $100,000 to students who want to build and create things instead of sitting in a classroom. Founded by Peter Thiel, one of Forbes' top entrepreneurs, the fellowship encourages a non-traditional alternative to a college education, and some pretty bright students have jumped on board to learn before they get an education.

$100,000 Grant to Drop Out of College?

February 19, 2016
by Susan Dutca
There are scholarships, grants, and fellowships that reward students based on academic, athletic, music, and other types of achievements. But now there's one that encourages students who have
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