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These Moms Are Helping Knit The World's Largest Christmas Stocking For The Best Reason

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 12.15.2014 | Impact

When both Lori Kleppe and Sarah Greene received news that their husbands would not be returning home from their military service, they lost more than ...

Why LGBTQ Scholarships Are Crucial: One Gay Man's Personal Story

Tommy Craven | Posted 12.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Tommy Craven

As a young gay man in conservative southern Indiana, I had lots of reasons to argue that LGBTQ scholarships were indeed very necessary. I dreamed of going to college in NYC where I could express myself freely. However, with my mom's very low income the idea of affording college in NY seemed an impossible dream.

The Powerful College Application #Selfie

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 12.10.2014 | College
Rebecca Joseph

Please use the rest of December to help seniors finalize their college applications essays and apply for scholarships by helping them promote themselves powerfully. Use their selfies, tweets, and videos as starting points for powerful celebratory essays.

Community College Students Now Have Access to $200,000 Scholarship for Graduate School

Isa Adney | Posted 12.05.2014 | College
Isa Adney

Money is a huge barrier for community college students, and in more ways than just the practical. Sometimes, when you don't have money for something, it can create a tape inside your head that says you're not worthy. It's not logical, but it happens.

Fulbright and the Peacemaking Power of International Education

Betty Castor | Posted 11.24.2014 | Education
Betty Castor

The strength of the Fulbright Program remains its commitment to immersion through which participants form lasting international connections, gain a deep understanding of other countries and cultures, and work collaboratively to find solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges.

Increasing Transparency in College Tuition Costs

Abigail Seldin | Posted 11.14.2014 | College
Abigail Seldin

One of the best-kept secrets in the college admissions process is the fact that tuition sticker prices rarely tell the whole story.

Back to the Future: American Studies' Noble Dreams

Jim Downs | Posted 11.13.2014 | College
Jim Downs

ASA has opened a creative and intellectual space to cultivate scholars, and unlike other conferences, where most attendees spend their time at the hotel bar or touring the conference city, the sessions at the ASA are teeming with audience participants.

The College Olympics: How to Choose the Right College and How to Get the Right College to Choose You

Daniel R. Schwarz | Posted 11.19.2014 | College
Daniel R. Schwarz

Finding the right fit for college is a complex process requiring considerable effort. While not for everyone, higher education will not only expand your earning power by developing your skills and intellect, but also open the doors and windows to the pleasures of reading and the joy of learning.

Slain AP Photographer Inspires Photojournalism Scholarship For Women

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 10.24.2014 | Media

The International Women's Media Foundation will sponsor a $1 million scholarship in honor of Anja Niedringhaus, the German AP photographer killed this...

How Important Are Your Children's High School Grades?

Bradford M. Pine | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Bradford M. Pine

Of course, we all know on an intellectual level that our children's grades matter, but it's hard to appreciate their significance until you've gone through the college application experience yourself.

Your Opportunity to Prevent Another Ferguson

Ama Yawson | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Ama Yawson

It has been nearly two months since the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown and the beginning of the uprising that the murder triggered. Most social critics have observed that the uprising was not simply about racism and police brutality.

Funding Your Future When Opportunity Knocks

Christie Garton | Posted 11.29.2014 | College
Christie Garton

You've worked hard and pulled more than a few all-nighters to get closer to your dream. But what happens when opportunity knocks and you can't afford to answer the door?

I Graduated Debt-Free with $40,000 in the Bank. Here's How.

Amanda Reaume | Posted 11.23.2014 | Money
Amanda Reaume

While it's too late for those who already went to school and racked up high debts, it's not too late for those who are in school now or heading off to school soon. Those members of Generation Y can stop the cycle of racking up debts that will take decades to pay off.

Secrets, Chokeholds, and the Sprouting of Wings: Latina Writer Sparkles

Melanie Bishop | Posted 11.12.2014 | Books
Melanie Bishop

My reading life was enriched last week with the discovery of Vanessa Martir's blog. Wordpress featured one of her posts in their Freshly Pressed column. I followed the link, read "Rationalizing the Privacies We Invade," and then kept on reading, as hours passed by. Martir's is a voice I want to keep listening to.

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.

New Koch, Same as the Old Koch

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Don't be fooled by the recent USA Today column in which Charles Koch, a man who made billions while trampling workers' rights, shares his supposed deep concern for working families, young people and the disadvantaged.

Black Colleges Face Hard Choices On $25 Million Koch Donation

AP | JESSE WASHINGTON | Posted 07.23.2014 | Black Voices

America's black colleges are struggling for funds. The Republican Party is struggling to attract black voters. Enter a $25 million gift to the United...

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.

Dave Jamieson

United Negro College Fund Pilloried Over Koch Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the largest labor unions in the country is severing its ties with the United Negro College Fund over the storied scholarship grou...

I Graduated College With No Debt -- and a $10,000 Refund

LearnVest | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
LearnVest

I was awarded more scholarship money than the cost of attendance, and as a result, received refund checks back each semester, totaling over $10,000 in the last two years of my college career.

How to Help America's Vets and Heroes Right Now

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.01.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

I figure, the least we can do is give back. These charities do some really innovative work to support vets, and other American heroes.

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.

Financial Aid Doesn't Always Mean Free

Alexandra Rice | Posted 07.01.2014 | College
Alexandra Rice

The term encapsulates two types of aid: One that is free (grants and scholarships) and one that has to be paid back (loans).