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  • Don't Text and Drive Scholarship
    Application Deadline: September 30
    Do you know how far you will drive on the freeway if you take your eyes off the road for five seconds, the average time it takes to send a text? An entire football field. The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the risks of texting while...

  • Because I Love You Scholarship Slam
    Application Deadline: November 7
    Everyone deserves to have healthy relationships - whether it's with a significant other or a friend. Healthy relationships are one that brought out the best in you. They build you up, not bring you down. But oftentimes, we are not taught about the signs of a healthy relationship vs. an...
  • #ShesConservative Essay Contest
    Application Deadline: September 27
    When was the last time you had the chance to win $1,000 for less than 1,000 words? Applications are now open for the NeW Essay Contest. NeW works to make sure conservative college women are finding their voices and conservative views are heard on campus. The Contest is open to...
  • $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. ...
  • Breakthrough Junior Challenge
    Application Deadline: October 1
    The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is a global initiative to develop and demonstrate young people’s knowledge of science and scientific principles, generate excitement in science and math, support STEM career choices, and engage the imagination and interest of the public-at-large in key concepts of fundamental science. To take part in the...
  • Course Hero and Books for Africa Scholarship
    Application Deadline: October 15
    In partnership with Books for Africa, we can help share knowledge around the world while helping you pay for college. With each step of the scholarship application you complete, Course Hero will donate one book to Books for Africa. If you finish all 3 steps you will donate 3 books...
  • Niche $2,000 No Essay Scholarship
    Application Deadline: September 30
    The $2,000 "No Essay" Scholarship is an easy scholarship with no essay required! The scholarship can be used to cover tuition, housing, books, or any education-related expenses. The monthly winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced in Niche's e-newsletter and on the Scholarship Winners...
  • Course Hero Fall 2017 Scholarship - Win up to $5,000 for your 150-word response!
    Application Deadline: September 30
    Apply for Course Hero's monthly $5,000 scholarship - it's quick and easy and a new winner is chosen every month. Applicants must create a free Course Hero account and complete the application form. Winners will be chosen based on a 150-word response. For more information or to apply, please visit...
  • 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...
  • Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway
    Application Deadline: October 17
    For years, this prestigious program has awarded millions of dollars in tuition to students across the country. Students must be a legal resident of the U.S., may not be an active NCAA collegiate athlete in any sport nor played professional, semi-professional, or Division I collegiate football at any time. For...
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Yale to Ditch "Freshman", "Upperclassmen", Adopt Gender-Neutral Terms

September 19, 2017

by Susan Dutca

In an effort to modernize, Yale will no longer use the terms "freshman" and "underclassmen" and will instead adopt gender-neutral terminology, such as "first-year" and "upper-level students." University officials still anticipate students and faculty to use the old terminology, since they're "deeply ingrained in our everyday language and in Yale's history."

The new terminology can be found in the Undergraduate Regulations and the First-Year Handbook and is expected to appear in all Yale College's publications and communications by the start of the 2018-2019 academic year. The effort to phase out the older terminology is "a piece of a larger movement to reflect the diversity of college campuses" and also in part because the "two words in particular are gendered," according to Jennifer Keup, Director Of the National Resource for the First-Year-Experience and students in Transition. [...]

Senate Bill to Make College Affordable and Accessible for Homeless, Foster Care Youth

September 13, 2017

by Susan Dutca

A bipartisan group of U.S House of Representatives and U.S. Senate lawmakers recently introduced a bill that would help homeless students and foster youth get the financial support they need for college. The bill would also remove other barriers to higher education, such as providing housing options, improving outreach, and streamlining the FAFSA to homeless and foster care students. [...]

Harvest Fall Scholarships for College

September 7, 2017

by Susan Dutca

Enjoy a seasonal treat this season with fall scholarships from Scholarships.com to help pay your college tuition bill. Harvest some of the largest dollar scholarships, most prestigious scholarships, and brand name scholarships out there with our list of October scholarships. These autumn scholarships are so good you'll scream! So hurry and apply for these scholarships due in October and don't let them fall by the wayside. For a complete list of scholarships due in October, click here. [...]