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The current state of the economy has made it increasingly difficult for students with poor or average credit to borrow money for college.  With many student loan companies announcing plans to cease or greatly scale back lending, and other companies drastically increasing credit requirements, student borrowers may feel like they have nowhere to turn.  College scholarships, such as this week's Scholarship of the Week, can help bridge this gap, however.  The SpendonLife Credit Challenged Scholarship offers awards of up to $5,000 to students struggling to pay for school after being denied student loans based on credit.

SpendonLife Credit Challenged Scholarship

May 18, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
The current state of the economy has made it increasingly difficult for students with poor or average credit to borrow money for college.  With many student loan companies announcing plans to cease
Earlier this week, we blogged about new financial aid opportunities for unemployed adults returning to college. What we didn't mention were all of the forms of financial aid that adults returning to college can already receive. An article in USA Today discusses a number of these options, but we'd like to highlight a few that may be especially useful to people using the recession as an opportunity to return to school.

Aid Is Available for Older Students

May 13, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
Earlier this week, we blogged about new financial aid opportunities for unemployed adults returning to college. What we didn't mention were all of the forms of financial aid that adults returning to
College and high school students between the ages of 16 and 21 have the chance to win money for college by making a video promoting safer or more environmentally aware driving in this week's Scholarship of the Week.  The Bridgestone Safety Scholars video contest asks students to create an original public service announcement addressing either automotive safety or automotive environmentalism.

Bridgestone Safety Scholars Video Contest

May 11, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
College and high school students between the ages of 16 and 21 have the chance to win money for college by making a video promoting safer or more environmentally aware driving in this week's
This week's Scholarship of the Week is more than just a scholarship award, but a chance to speak out on issues that matter to you and potentially bring about meaningful change.  Scholarships.com is now accepting applications for the annual Resolve to Evolve Essay Scholarship.

Resolve to Evolve Essay Scholarship

May 4, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
This week's Scholarship of the Week is more than just a scholarship award, but a chance to speak out on issues that matter to you and potentially bring about meaningful change.  Scholarships.com is
This week's Scholarship of the Week is the Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship, an award created to keep alive Akash Kuruvilla's legacy of  leadership, diversity, integrity and academia by rewarding students who share these same values.  One male and one female undergraduate student will receive a $1,000 scholarship award based on academics, extracurriculars, work and volunteer experience, financial need and a response to the question, What does the phrase 'the American dream' mean to you, and how do you embody the American dream?

The Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship

April 27, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
This week's Scholarship of the Week is the Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship, an award created to keep alive Akash Kuruvilla's legacy of leadership, diversity, integrity and academia by rewarding
Students who are passionate about public health and also have a creative side may be interested in applying for this week's Scholarship of the Week, the Dr. Alma Adams Scholarship.  Adams Scholarships are awarded to students for their outstanding community service and use of artistic abilities to increase awareness about the toll of tobacco within underserved communities.  The awards recognize Alma Adams, a professional artist, educator, North Carolina state legislator and former board member of the American Legacy Foundation.

Dr. Alma Adams Scholarship

April 20, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
Students who are passionate about public health and also have a creative side may be interested in applying for this week's Scholarship of the Week, the Dr. Alma Adams Scholarship.  Adams
As college costs continue to rise, the percentage of students receiving financial aid also continues to grow.  As of the 2007-2008 academic year, a full two-thirds of undergraduate students received some form of student financial aid, with 47 percent receiving federal aid. This is according to the First Look report on the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study published by the National Center for Education Statistics yesterday.

More Students Receiving Financial Aid

April 15, 2009
by Scholarships.com Staff
As college costs continue to rise, the percentage of students receiving financial aid also continues to grow.  As of the 2007-2008 academic year, a full two-thirds of undergraduate students received
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