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  • Dell Scholars Program
    Application Deadline: December 1
    The Dell Scholars Program places greater emphasis on a student's determination to succeed than just academic record and test scores. We reward low-income, highly motivated students who are better than their numbers indicate and demonstrate the drive to succeed despite personal obstacles. Students must participate in a Michael & Susan...

  • VFW Voice of Democracy Competition
    Application Deadline: October 31
    The VFW established the Voice of Democracy program (VOD) in 1947 to provide students grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves in regards to democratic ideas and principles. Applicants must write an essay answering the prompt and then record their reading of the draft to an audio CD or flash...
  • Create Real Impact Contest
    Application Deadline: November 12
    Time to get creative and speak out about the #1 killer of young people! Create Real Impact Contest calls on students, ages 14 - 22, enrolled in accredited high schools, trade schools, colleges, or universities, to showcase their solutions and strategies to stop the #1 killer of young people –...
  • Teen Changemakers Essay Contest
    Application Deadline: December 1
    Connect with your peers virtually to understand what is needed to support their mental health during this time. Create a virtual mental health campaign or program, including how you would implement it, by working with your school staff such as, principal, counseling office, and teacher(s). Essays should be between 500-1000 words...
  • Celebrating Racial Diversity
    Application Deadline: January 15
    The Celebrating Racial Diversity Scholarship will be awarded to a person of color. Scholarships are awarded based solely on 550-word essays expressing applicants’ academic and professional goals and how their personal experiences will help them to accomplish those goals. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's...
  • Federal Pell Grant
    Application Deadline: Varies
    A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. (In some cases, however, a student enrolled in a postbaccalaureate teacher certification program might receive a Federal...
  • Pilot Pen G2 Overachievers Student Grant
    Application Deadline: December 31
    Pilot Pen is introducing the the G2 Overachievers Student Grant designed to reward and celebrate one exceptional young scholar (aged 13 to 19, in middle school or high school) who is making a difference in others’ lives outside of the classroom. Send a handwritten story describing what you did to...
  • Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway
    Application Deadline: October 18
    College ain't cheap. So if you're a student 18-24 years old who needs a hand with tuition, you're exactly the type of person we want to help out with some extra cash. Want it? Need it? Here’s how you get it in three easy steps: Create a profile, share your...
  • Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
    Application Deadline: October 31
    The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Applicants must be current high school/home-schooled seniors attending school in...
  • $1500+ Undergraduate Scholarships Contest
    Application Deadline: October 4
    Our education company offers services and resources for making students lives easier, but our other goal is to motivate students to improve their writing skills and practice making successful papers. You can accept a challenge and take part in our Undergraduate Scholarships Program contest. Create a strong paper and receive...
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ACT Class Action Lawsuit: $16 Million Settlement for Students with Disabilities

October 23, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

ACT, Inc., the college admissions testing company, has agreed to pay out $16 million to 65,728 California students with disabilities to settle a class-action lawsuit. The class-action federal lawsuit filed in California in 2018 alleged that ACT, Inc. violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and California's Unruh Civil Rights Act by disclosing test-takers' disability status to colleges and scholarship organizations on score reports, and denied certain examinees with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in its Educational Opportunity Service. [...]

Test-Optional Colleges Pledge to Judge Applications Holistically

October 22, 2020

by Izzy Hall

In response to the coronavirus pandemic and the way it has made it harder than ever to take the SAT and ACT, many colleges and universities, from large state universities to small liberal arts colleges, have announced that their admissions for next year’s Class of 2025 will be test-optional. Test-optional admissions mean that schools won’t require a submission of a standardized test score as part of the admissions process. But how will admissions officials judge applicants without a score? Will a student who doesn’t submit a standardized test score be penalized in any way? And will a student who does submit a score be chosen over one who doesn’t? [...]

Increasing Number of Students from Immigrant Families in Higher Education

October 20, 2020

by Izzy Hall

Getting a college degree is part of the American Dream. College graduates generally earn more money and have a better quality of life. So it’s not surprising that students from immigrant families or who are immigrants themselves are making up an increasingly larger percentage of associate’s, bachelors and masters-seeking students in America. [...]