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Donors Contribute $50K To Trayvon Martin Foundation

The Orlando Sentinel | Rene Stutzman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Black Voices

An Orlando auto group, law firm and black fraternity are among those offering $50,000 as a scholarship to four graduating seniors from Trayvon Martin'...

As STEM Graduate Rates Decline, Funding and Improving STEM Education Is More Crucial Than Ever

Vivian R. Pickard | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
Vivian R. Pickard

With a new school year just around the corner, the future for students considering a career in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is full of bright possibilities.

Why the Government Isn't the Only Answer to the Student Debt Crisis

Frank Palmasani | Posted 07.28.2013 | College
Frank Palmasani

There are tools in place today, if properly taught and appropriately executed, that teach families how to find these affordable college options: options that do not necessitate excessive borrowing. Knowledge is power, and those with the knowledge are learning how to utilize these tools.

Opening the Door to Private Higher Education

Donna Randall | Posted 07.24.2013 | College
Donna Randall

The value of a private education, of course, extends far beyond the financial investment families make and even beyond our graduates' career success. The quality and depth of the relationships among students, faculty, and staff at small private institutions is especially evident at commencement time.

Leveling the Playing Field for Low-Income High Achievers

John Cronin | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
John Cronin

We analyzed the growth of the top ten percent of students within their respective schools over three years in a large sample of 1,000 schools across the country. Our researchers hoped to see if the high achievers in high-poverty schools had the same growth as students in more affluent settings.

How To Turn Community Service Into A Scholarship

us news | Scholarship America | Posted 04.29.2013 | College

This piece comes to us courtesy of U.S. News & World Report. Volunteering can bring many kinds of rewards. Harriet Naylor, an advocate of volunt...

The Return on Investment That Comes From a Liberal Arts Education

Cindi Bigelow | Posted 06.19.2013 | College
Cindi Bigelow

Young people are America's future. They are the products of a liberal arts education, and they have been given a chance at a new life because people with vision offered them scholarships.

Neil Patrick Harris, David Burkta Hit NYC For LGBT Youth Gala

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka and La La Anthony were just a few of the stars to hit the Point Foundation's Honors gala in New York in support of l...

GOP Lawmaker: 'It's Not Our Job To See That Anyone Gets An Education'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

Oklahoma state Rep. Mike Reynolds (R-Oklahoma City) told fellow lawmakers last week that they have no responsibility to ensure students have access to...

A Hero's Journey: Scholarship Recipient Goes Full Circle

Students Rising Above | Posted 04.30.2013 | Impact
Students Rising Above

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif When I was a senior in high school, I was accepted into the Student Rising Above (SRA) scholarship and mentoring program. They gave me the courage to tell my story of resiliency and survival.

Making a Difference: Power Though Knowledge and College Education

Students Rising Above | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact
Students Rising Above

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Recently my 12-year-old nephew began to improve in school. When I asked him how he did it he said, "You made me believe in myself." That's what Students Rising Above (SRA) did for me, and what I resolve to pass on to others.

Nurturing the Human Spirit: Balancing Education, Career, and Love of Music

Students Rising Above | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Students Rising Above

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Alcohol and poverty tore my family apart. In the midst of the chaos, my dreams of pursuing an education seemed unrealistic. I didn't know how I would succeed because I had never seen anyone close to me do it.

Four Tips for Finding Scholarships

Alberto Rangel | Posted 03.28.2013 | Teen
Alberto Rangel

Now that college applications are over, it is time to start looking for a way to pay for my education. That's right, I'm talking about scholarships.

Why a $500 Scholarship Is a Big Deal

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 03.13.2013 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Parents see these scholarships as part of the "millions of dollars" in scholarship money that goes unclaimed, while students see them as a long shot that isn't worth their time.

Paying for College 101 -- Financial Aid and More

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 02.17.2013 | College
Patrick O'Connor

Even if you haven't heard back from your colleges, it's time to think about paying for college. If you're new to this discussion, you need to come up to speed in a hurry.

Romney's No Oprah

Kevin Lang | Posted 12.22.2012 | College
Kevin Lang

New research shows that Romney's higher-education policies did real harm to Massachusetts students.   

Your Money: The Top 8 College Financial Aid Questions You MUST Ask!

Jodi Okun | Posted 11.11.2012 | College
Jodi Okun

Many students -- and their parents -- ignore one vital factor: how the colleges determine who will receive their financial aid.

8 College Budget Busters and How to Avoid Them

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 10.31.2012 | Money
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

This year, as millions of students begin college or their college search, their parents will go along for the ride literally, figuratively and financially.

The Costliest Mistakes of College Students

Tawan Perry | Posted 10.27.2012 | College
Tawan Perry

The following tips will provide advice about how to make school more affordable and how to get freshmen actively involved on campus.

City Mayor: College Scholarship Program Results 'Disappointing'

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 08.23.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Of the 115 city kids who scored New Haven Promise scholarships last year, 71 made it thro...

Do In-State Scholarships Discourage Students From Graduating On Time?

| Posted 10.09.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Programs meant to keep high-achievers close to home by providing schola...

What P. Diddy and Mitt Romney Have in Common

Keli Goff | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Keli Goff

The fact that the son of one of the wealthiest African-Americans in the country will be attending school on a full scholarship has rankled many. But Diddy's son is not the first wealthy offspring to be awarded a scholarship, and he is unlikely to be the last.

Teen's Video Wins Him $10,000 Scholarship In College Tuition Contest

Posted 06.08.2012 | Detroit

After more than 75,000 votes were cast, one Michigan high school student won the top prize of $10,000 towards his college tuition. Jacob Wolf, an 1...

Why Justin Combs, Son of Sean "Diddy" Combs, Deserves His Athletic Scholarship

Maura Kastberg | Posted 08.01.2012 | College
Maura Kastberg

No, Justin doesn't need the scholarship; he can afford to attend any college he wants to. But there are thousands of students that are offered merit based aid they don't "need" every spring.

Should Kids Who Can Pay For College Accept Scholarships?

| Posted 05.31.2012 | Teen

By Sam, Emory University College is expensive. There is no way around that -- it takes families years, even decades, to save up enough money to aff...