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  • Patrick Dwyer Scholarship
    Application Deadline: November 30
    We are glad to announce that Patrick Dwyer has come up with an exciting Scholarship of $1000 for school and college students to help them in their career. Applicants will be required to answer a simple question and the winner will be awarded $1000 Scholarship towards higher education. To be...

  • Students of the Year
    Application Deadline: October 27
    Every dollar raised counts as one vote. The candidates/teams who raise the most money at the end of the 7 week competition earn the title Student(s) of the Year. For motivated high school students, this program ensures they stand out among their peers when engaging with colleges and/or future employers....
  • Horatio Alger National Scholarship
    Application Deadline: October 25
    The Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society. Applicants must be enrolled full-time as a high school senior and demonstrate...
  • Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships
    Application Deadline: December 5
    The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships recognize and reward students who have made a significant impact in the fight against hunger in the United States. Winners receive a $5,000 scholarship plus a $5,000 grant for their charity of choice. Eligibility: -Must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution (kindergarten through...
  • 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. Prizes and scholarships can be awarded at the Post, District, state and national level. The national first-place winner receives a $30,000 scholarship...
  • 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...
  • $1,000 College JumpStart Scholarship
    Application Deadline: October 17
    The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition that is open to 10th, 11th and 12th graders and college students and non-traditional students. Applicants must be high school sophomores, juniors or seniors or adult students. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. ...
  • International Bipolar Foundation Annual High School Essay Contest
    Application Deadline: November 1
    IBPF offers an annual high school essay contest each spring on a topic related to bipolar disorder and mental health stigma. It is open to all high school students, aged 13 - 19 years. Essays will become property of International Bipolar Foundation and will not be returned. Contestant agrees to...
  • Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
    Application Deadline: November 17
    In each state and Washington, D.C., the top middle level, and high school youth volunteer will be named State Honorees and will receive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., in late April. Runners-up will also be...
  • $10,000 Scholarship - ScholarshipPoints.com
    Application Deadline: December 15
    ScholarshipPoints is free to join, fun to participate in, and provides you with the opportunity to win thousands of dollars in scholarships. The ScholarshipPoints program is the only place you can win a $10,000 scholarship - no GPA, no essay, and no hassle! The more points you earn, the more...
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Harvard Supporters Back University in Admissions Trial

October 16, 2018

by Susan Dutca

Harvard students and alumni will testify in support of Harvard during the admissions trial this week, defending its "race-conscious admissions policy" against claims that it discriminates against Asian-American applicants. The trial is the latest chapter in a lawsuit filed in 2014 by Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA).

Harvard University has been accused of "balancing its undergraduate classes to ensure that it had admitted its desired share of students of each race and ethnicity" and also for penalizing Asian-American applicants by "systematically giving them lower scores on a metric admissions officers use to measure personality." Adam Mortara, a lawyer representing SFFA, stated that the university scores applicants in four categories: academic achievement, athletic ability, extracurriculars, and personality. While referencing admissions data, he concluded that, despite their higher academic performance, Asian-Americans are admitted at lower rates. [...]

Professor Sent Abroad After Posting Hateful Tweets

October 9, 2018

by Susan Dutca

An associate professor in security studies at Georgetown University who, last week, wished "death and castration" to GOP senators supporting confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is no longer teaching but will be "traveling internationally for university research." [...]

File FAFSA Immediately for Best Chance at Getting Money for College

October 2, 2018

by Susan Dutca

The official 2019-2020 college financial aid season began yesterday, October 1st, so it is critical that you file your Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) ASAP! Whether you are headed to college for the first time next fall, or you plan on attending college next year, you will want to complete your FAFSA as soon as possible, as many states and colleges award financial aid on a first come, first served basis. [...]