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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 03.18.2014 | 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 02.19.2014 | 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.

You'll Never Guess How Many Scholarships She Applied For

LearnVest | Posted 11.16.2013 | Teen

How and why did I wind up applying for 100 scholarships to go to college? For me, it was my goal of living the American Dream.

10 Tips for Surviving the College Application Process

Shoham Geva | Posted 11.06.2013 | College
Shoham Geva

So, it's college application season. Which sometimes can feel like open season on the masses of frantic college seniors scrambling to perfect the applications that determine the next four years of their lives.

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 04.16.2013 | Gay 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.