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'Union Scholars' Can Open New Doors for Themselves, Workers

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 02.19.2015 | College
Lee A. Saunders

Organizing -- the process of one-on-one engagement and relationship-building -- is the best strategy for building on millennials' social-media-oriented brand of activism. AFSCME sponsors a program that puts college students on the front lines of union-organizing campaigns across the nation.

You Can Get A Scholarship For Playing Video Games

The Huffington Post | Allison Bresnick | Posted 01.25.2015 | College

For students who love video games, life can be a constant battle between making it to the next level and doing something more productive. At least tha...

An Investment in Education for the Next Generation of STEM Innovators Is a Smart Bet

Vivian R. Pickard | Posted 01.21.2015 | Education
Vivian R. Pickard

As the focus on innovation and technology in American industries continues to sharpen, the need for qualified applicants in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) fields will also become more evident.

Life Lessons Learned During The Back-To-School Season

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 11.08.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

In February 2006, I started over with an empty refrigerator, two children, two months of outstanding mortgage payments and $120.00.

The Overachiever's Guide to Freshman Year

Larry P. Thomas | Posted 11.02.2014 | College
Larry P. Thomas

For nearly two decades, I've been committed to preparing the most inspiring and motivated college students for graduate/professional school and lifelong achievement.

I Got In! And Then I Dropped Out

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 10.26.2014 | College
Mary Anna Dennard

Most of the performing arts college applicants I advise come from middle class families. They earn too much money to qualify for federal aid, and don't earn enough to pay what they consider to be unaffordable tuitions.

Will.i.am Sent These Four Kids To College. They Didn't Let Him Down.

OWN | Posted 08.22.2014 | OWN

In 2009, high school students Jaiquann, Elijah, Darien and Barien were accepted into their dream universities but couldn't afford to go. Along with be...

Sticker Shock! College Performing Arts Costs

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 10.07.2014 | College
Mary Anna Dennard

As you investigate colleges and costs, ask questions of admission and recruitment offices. They are more than happy to give you straightforward answers. And the department heads certainly have a point of view about the affordability of their particular programs.

Now Is the Time to Equip the Next Generation of STEM Leaders and Innovators

Vivian R. Pickard | Posted 09.15.2014 | Education
Vivian R. Pickard

Not only are they embarking on careers that will lead to innovative developments in American industries, but this new class of scholarship recipients is evolving the face of STEM. Half are the first in their family to attend college. More than half are female. And minorities make up the majority.

Denver Teen Overcomes Hardship, Turns Suspension Into Scholarship

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.17.2014 | Teen

Aracely Navarro knows a thing or two about hardships. She also knows about overcoming them. The recent Denver North High School valedictorian is no...

As a Scholarship Student, This Is How I See Barnard's Campus

Koko Jaeger | Posted 07.19.2014 | College
Koko Jaeger

The reason we have the luxury of barfing in the elevator at midnight, but finding it pristine in the morning is because someone mops that floor with bleach in the wee hours until all that's left is the hilarious memory of debauchery.

Often Forgotten, Middle Class Students Get a Scholarship All Their Own

Alexandra Rice | Posted 07.15.2014 | College
Alexandra Rice

As costs for housing, food and gas rise, and the overall economy is sluggish, middle class families are feeling the pinch, making costly tuition out of reach for some. However, a new scholarship available in the fall promises to cut colleges costs for these families.

Scholarship Scams You Can't Afford To Ignore

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Katie Jenkins, Napervill...

How To Win The Scholarship Games

Opemipo Akerele | Posted 05.18.2014 | Teen
Opemipo Akerele

At the end of the day, keep your eyes peeled. Don't look down at small scholarships because every little bit definitely helps. Definitely start applying early and apply broadly. You will soon see the fruit of all your labor.

Scholarships: The Final Frontier

Brandon Williams | Posted 04.21.2014 | Teen
Brandon Williams

Now that college applications are over, I'm onto the next critical task: finding money in order to be able to pay for college tuition.

The 7 Craziest Scholarships You Can Apply For Now

| Posted 02.18.2014 | Teen

By Hannah Richman It’s finally time to narrow down your college choices. As exciting as that is, there is one little buzzkill: money. After all, ...

Top 10 Scholarships For African American Students

Dallas Weekly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

The new year is here, and it's time for students to get back to work. This year, more than $50 billion dollars will be given away in scholarships, and...

A $10,000 Scholarship for College-Bound High School Girls -- The Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.25.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

In a recent blog post, How to Afford a Quality College Education for Your Daughter, I wrote about the affordability of attending a women's college. Hi...

This Woman Graduated College With Zero Debt And Thousands Of Dollars To Spare

Posted 11.27.2013 | Education

Briana McGeough graduated from Brown University in 2012 without a penny of student debt to her name. In fact, she left college with $16,000 to spare a...

Obstacles Preventing Access to Higher Education for All

Meghan Mason | Posted 11.27.2013 | College
Meghan Mason

I had the opportunity to meet with incredible young adults, ages 17 to 24. These young people are so resilient -- each one overcoming numerous barriers while juggling classes, jobs, family commitments and piles of financial aid paperwork.

10 Scholarships You Can Apply For Now

| Posted 10.21.2013 | Teen

By Megan Shuffleton It’s a busy time of year, especially with all the campus visits, college research and endless applications. Along with resear...

My Open Letter to President Bill Clinton

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 12.01.2013 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

As a lawmaker, President Bill Clinton galvanized the nation by changing the face of American politics. As a product of modest means, he was a man of ...

A Promise for Education

Noah Kerner | Posted 11.27.2013 | Los Angeles
Noah Kerner

The idea was simple - alumni, students, Californians and anyone passionate about education would make a promise and rally their social networks to contribute money towards their fundraising goal.

This Might Be The Craziest College Scholarship Idea Yet

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.23.2013 | College

If you’ve made a promise to learn the didgeridoo, adopt a kitten, dress up in a costume everyday for a month or do just about anything, you can turn...

IU Pride: Launching a National LGBT Scholarship Campaign

Lauren Robel | Posted 11.17.2013 | College
Lauren Robel

Even in a world where our Supreme Court offers "a new perspective, new insight" on questions of sexual and gender differences, some students still are estranged from their families due to their sexual orientation or gender identity -- students who would be forced to drop out of school without help.