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  • The Fountainhead Essay Contest
    Application Deadline: April 25
    Discover The Fountainhead and You Could Win Tons of Cash. With adoring fans, fervent critics and very few in between, The Fountainhead continues to inspire passionate responses from readers despite having been published over 75 years ago. If you’re interested in learning what all the fuss is about, pick up...

  • Digital Privacy Scholarship
    Application Deadline: June 30
    It's important to understand that almost anything you post on the Internet is neither temporary nor private. And posting too much information can have devastating consequences. Forty-three percent of employers who checked on social media have decided not to hire someone, according to a CareerBuilder survey. Twelve percent of college...
  • National Stop The Bleed Day Scholarships
    Application Deadline: May 9
    Are you a high school student? You can help yourself and help your school by making a 1 to 2 minute video or writing an essay from 250 to 500 words to tell us about why Stop the Bleed is important to you, to your school and to your community....
  • $10,000 Scholarship - ScholarshipPoints.com
    Application Deadline: June 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...
  • $2,000 PixelPlex Annual Scholarship
    Application Deadline: August 1
    The $2000 PixelPlex Annual Scholarship was established to help support and inspire students to pursue further education in the fields of science, technology, and business. One student will be chosen from the applicant pool and will be awarded based on the strength of their written essay. The selected student will...
  • Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
    Application Deadline: September 19
    Essay contest on Ayn Rand's novel, Atlas Shrugged. There are 59 prizes, and first prize is $25,000! To enter, submit an 800 to 1,600-word essay on one of three specific topics about the novel, which can be viewed on the scholarship provider's website. The contest is open to grade 12 students...
  • The Melissa Stoneberger Foundation Scholarship
    Application Deadline: May 1
    The Melissa Stoneberger Foundation is looking for a highly motivated applicant who is involved in his/her community, with strong leadership skills and personal drive, a full-time student, who is both willing to help us in continuing Melissa's legacy and in need. An essay is required on the topic: "How are...
  • 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...
  • Taco Bell Live Más Scholarship
    Application Deadline: February 21
    The Live Más Scholarship is not based on your grades or how well you play sports. No essays, no test scores, no right or wrong answers. We're looking for the next generation of innovators, creators, and dreamers. Submit a video (2 minutes or less in length) that tells us the...
  • Crossword Hobbyist Crossword Scholarship
    Application Deadline: April 30
    Crossword Hobbyist is offering a scholarship to a current or incoming undergraduate student who will be enrolled for the upcoming fall semester. We’re asking applicants to create one 15×15 newspaper-style crossword puzzle on Crossword Hobbyist. The theme should focus on a topic that you’re passionate about. It can be anything...
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$100 Million Grainger Gift Garners New School Name at U of I

April 17, 2019

by Susan Dutca

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's engineering school will soon be called the "Grainger College of Engineering" after receiving another $100 million gift from The Grainger Foundation. The Grainger donation is the largest amount ever gifted to a public university to rename a college. [...]

Essay Mills Providing a "Side Door" for College Students

April 9, 2019

by Susan Dutca

Thirteen parents and one coach charged in the "Operation Varsity Blues" college cheating scandal will plead guilty in accordance with plea agreements. While elite parents implicated in the admissions scandal cheated to help their children get into college, there is a growing concern about how students, in general, may be cheating their way through college; specifically by buying ghostwritten essays online. [...]

Auctioning Off College Admissions Seats?

April 2, 2019

by Susan Dutca

Why not have schools auction off college seats to the highest bidder? The question was posed by a senior vice president at the Harvard Management Company on his public LinkedIn page amid the recent national college admissions cheating scandal. According to Michael Cappucci, it is simply "an honest question." He goes on to ask, "Why do we have a system where wealthy parents have to make shady payments to even more shady intermediaries to get their kids into college?" The post, which has since been removed but still drew much online anger was authored by Cappucci who is "not a top official" at the company; many people still presumed Harvard is connected to his idea, according to Inside Higher Ed, but Harvard was quick to distance itself from the LinkedIn post. [...]