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The Gilman Scholarship Study Abroad Program – Deadline: March 4th

February 11, 2014 1 comment

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. 

The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are planning to study and intern abroad. The program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by supporting undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.

The Gilman Scholarship Program and JAY Z’s Shawn Carter Foundation recently announced a partnership to support study abroad scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with financial need.

For more information on this program and how to apply, visit The Gilman Scholarship Program.

GreenPal $2,000 Scholarship is Now Open

February 10, 2014 Leave a comment

The purpose of The GreenPal Small Business Scholarship is to assist a motivated, driven student and future business leader. Those at GreenPal believe that the generation of today’s students are the future employers of tomorrow. The future of the county will be forged by the entrepreneurial spirit of today’s generation.

If you currently run a small business while attending college or have a small business idea to start while you plan to attend college, see below for the instructions and criteria for applying for the GreenPal scholarship.

DEADLINE for scholarship applications is May 30th, 2014.  Scholarship winner will be announced June 15th, 2014.

This is an evergreen scholarship and will be renewed and funded each year by GreenPal.

More details and online application for the scholarship can be found at: http://www.yourgreenpal.com/scholarship 

Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships for Women

January 28, 2014 Leave a comment
TWO scholarships are being open to female healthcare students in the Bay Area-both undergraduate and graduate
 
Women Health Care Executives (WHCE) of Northern California, a professional association dedicated to the career advancement of women pursuing a career in health care is opening scholarships! Annually, WHCE offers the Lynn Adamson Memorial Scholarship to a graduate-level female student; the $5,000 scholarship and a one-year complimentary WHCE membership is given to a student who meets the eligibility and selection criteria. 
 
New this year — WHCE will also award a scholarship to a third-year undergraduate student dedicated to pursuing a health-related career.  The $2,500 scholarship and a one-year complimentary WHCE membership is awarded to a student who meets the eligibility and selection criteria. 
 
For more information — please visit the website: WHCE.net (click on “Scholarships”).  The application is due February 14th at 5PM and includes an application, 1 page resume, transcript, and recommendation letter.

Ford Presents: HBCU $75,000 Scholarship Challenge

October 17, 2013 Leave a comment

The Ford HBCU Community Challenge wants HBCU student teams to present their best ideas on “Building Sustainable Communities”.  One first-place student team will receive a grand prize of $75,000 in scholarships, university and community awards!

 

Don’t miss this opportunity to help your education and community go further. Register your team today!  Deadline for entries is November 10th, 2013.

For more information, visit http://blackamericaweb.com/hbcuchallenge/ .

From Failure to Promise Scholarship Essay Contest

September 16, 2013 Leave a comment

In 2010, Dr. C. Moorer published his ground breaking work, “From Failure to Promise: An Uncommon Path to Professoriate”. The author has told his story to inspire and motivate youth to reach great promise and their fullest potential.  Dr. C. Moorer invites high school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate-level students with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA to write an original essay.  The winning essay will receive a cash prize of $1500 and will be published on the “From Failure to Promise” website.

For more information on the essay guidelines, visit http://www.fromfailuretopromise.com/Essay-Scholarship-Contest-.html

To access the application form, click From Failure to Promise Essay Contest Application Form

Deadline: July 31st, 2014.

Spokeo Connections Scholarship

September 16, 2013 Leave a comment

The Spokeo Connections Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors and full – time undergraduate students. To be eligible, you must submit a 1000 – to 1600 – word essay on one of the three given topics:

  1. Connections
  2. Relationships
  3. Access to data
  • Applicant must be either a recently graduated high school senior who will enroll as a freshman at a four-year or two-year college or university in the spring of 2014 OR a student currently enrolled on a full-time basis at an accredited four-year or two-year college or university.
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Essay must be no fewer than 1,000 words and no greater than 1,600 words.
  • Essay must be applicant’s original work.
  • Essay must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. November 20th, 2013.
Judging
  • The winning essay will be judged on the following criteria: content, style, creativity, and how persuasively the applicant presents his or her point of view. After the deadline of November 20th, 2013 all entries will be reviewed. After review the winning essay will be selected by a panel of three judges.
Prize
  • The applicant of the winning essay will receive a one-time scholarship of $1,000 to be applied to the following school-related expenses: tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board. Funds must be used in the 2013 -2014 academic year. Scholarship funds are provided by Spokeo and will be paid via mail to the accredited college or university of the winning applicant’s choosing.
Submission Of Materials
  • All entries must be entered through the official Spokeo Connections Scholarship submission form, which can be found here . No paper or hard copy submissions will be accepted. All essays must be written in English. Submissions must be uploaded in either a Microsoft Word or PDF format.  Materials required include original essay AND current transcript.
Eligibility
  • Current Spokeo employees or the immediate family of current Spokeo employees are not eligible for entry. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applicants must either be an incoming college freshman for the fall 2013 academic semester or a current undergraduate or graduate student of any accredited two or four year college or university. To see if your school is eligible please see: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx

For more information, visit http://www.spokeo.com/spokeo-connections-scholarship 

Apply for the BRAG 2013 Scholarship Program

June 18, 2013 Leave a comment

More than two decades ago the BRAG Scholarship Fund was founded as a means of providing needed financial assistance to students of color. The BRAG Board of Directors is proud to say they have stayed the course. They understand leadership and good citizenship comes with education. To that end, BRAG is firmly committed to their continued support of students who may have an interest in pursuing a career in retail and related industries.

The BRAG Scholarship is based on scholastic achievement, leadership, community service and need. The awards are to be used for tuition, books and/or supplies and will be disbursed in January of the school calendar year for college students and the following fall semester for High School students.  The money must be used within a one-school-year period. All monies not used within the designated period will revert back to the BRAG Scholarship Fund.  All scholarship funds are allocated directly to the University, not to the student.

Application:
An essay of 500 words on: “Brick and Mortar vs. Online Retailers”…friends or foe? How have online retailers changed the business in the last decade? must be submitted with your application.

Here is a list of the additional BRAG scholarship criteria:
•High School Students must have minimum Grade Point Average of 85
•College Students must be full-time undergraduates (12 hours or more)
•College students are required to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0
•All applicants must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
• Must provide 2 Letters of Recommendation: (School, employment, and/or personal)
•Must provide an official copy of transcript

Students must submit their application completely filled out with all the information requested. If the requested information is incomplete; the application will not be considered.

The deadline for receipt of your Application/Essay is June 30th, 2013 for scholarships awarded in October.

Scholarships will be awarded at BRAG’s Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner Gala in New York. The Awards Gala will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2013. It is mandatory for selected students to attend the BRAG Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner Gala to receive their Scholarship Award.

Scholarship Awardees are encouraged to become BRAG Student Members. All interested students should apply by sending their information to scholarships@bragusa.org. Transcripts should be mailed to the office. BRAG 68 East 131st street suite 306 NY, NY 10037

The 2013 Nation Student Writing Contest

June 17, 2013 Leave a comment

Eight years ago, The Nation launched an annual Student Writing Contest to identify, support and reward some of the numerous smart, progressive student journalists writing, reporting and blogging today.

This year, they’re looking for original, thoughtful, provocative student voices to answer this question: It’s clear that the political system in the US isn’t working for many. If you had to pick one root cause underlying our broken politics, what would it be and why?

Essays should not exceed 800 words and should be original, unpublished work that demonstrates fresh, clear thinking and superior quality of expression and craftsmanship. They’ll select ten finalists and two winners total—six from college students, six from high schoolers. Each winner will be awarded a $1,000 cash prize and a lifetime Nation subscription. The five finalists will be awarded $200 each and subscriptions. The winning essays will be published in The Nation magazine and featured atthenation.com. The ten finalists will be featured at thenation.com.

Entries will be accepted through Saturday, June 30, 2013. Winners will be announced by Monday, September 9.

The contest is open to all matriculating high school students and undergraduates at US schools, colleges and universities as well as those receiving either high school or college degrees in 2013. Submissions must be original, unpublished work (the writing can have been published in a student publication). Each entrant is limited to one submission. Past and present Nation interns are ineligible.

Submissions and questions can be e-mailed to studentprize@thenation.com. Please include the essay in the body of the e-mail. All e-mailed submissions will be acknowledged. Each entry must include author’s name, address, phone number, e-mail and short biography and school affiliation—and say “student essay” in the subject line.

 

HBCU Study Abroad Scholarships

June 13, 2013 Leave a comment

With more than 80 programs in 31 cities, IES Abroad is dedicated to broadening their global reach and continuing their commitment to offering students outstanding academic options coupled with every-day opportunities for cultural immersion.

IES is committed to providing opportunities for students of color who have been traditionally under-represented on study abroad programs.

As part of this effort, special scholarships and financial aid are available and we encourage all students who qualify to apply for this assistance.

A guaranteed $2,000 scholarship will be awarded as follows: $1,500 credit toward the IES program fee; PLUS $500 toward the purchase of an overseas airline ticket for the IES program (upon receipt of a valid, overseas airline ticket receipt).

Award Amount:
$2,000

Deadline:
Usually November

Website/Contact Info:
https://www.iesabroad.org/IES/Scholarships_and_Aid/
Diversity_Scholarships/hbcuScholarship.html

Shawn Carter (Jay-Z) Scholarship Foundation Offers Scholarship Opportunities

April 22, 2013 10 comments

Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter comments, “Sometimes, people just need the opportunity to be great. We created the scholarship foundation to be an opening of a door; the first step in a new direction. No one should be cheated out a chance at success just because they can’t continue their education. I want to do my part so anyone that really wants it has a chance to achieve their dream.”

The application is now available.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a scholarship, an applicant must be a US Citizen, 25 years or younger, with at least a 2.0 GPA, who also falls under one of the following categories:

  1. High School Senior
  2. Student who has received their GED diploma
  3. Undergraduate college student pursuing his/her first undergraduate degree
  4. Vocational school student

The application must be completed by the published deadline date- May 31, 2013 (11:59PM EST).

Once you start your application, you may pause and continue at a later time, but you will not be allowed to continue past the deadline date. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed for admission, so make sure all questions are answered, and all required documents are included in your final submission.