College Scholarships: Do You Know Where To Start?

It's almost prom time and I'm sure many of you or your children are deep into planning.  While it is the most important event of a senior's life, so is preparing for college.  Scholarship deadlines are fast approaching.  By now, you should have a pretty good idea of what college you will be attending or writing checks to in the Fall.  With all this talk about expiring student loan interest rates and calling your Congressman or Congresswoman to vote yes to extending the rates, the answer to all of this is to apply for EVERY scholarship out there.  Yes, it is a tedious job but it is one well worth the effort.

As mentioned in a previous blog post listing scholarships available here in Valley Stream, you should definitely apply for all of the scholarships available right here in your own back yard.  Then you should apply for college scholarships available at your choice college as well as scholarships available across the country.

A sample listing of what has is as follows:

  • PMI Educational Foundation Scholarships support the development of students to become the best and brightest future project management professionals.
  • The EMPOWER Scholarship program is designed to help ethnically diverse students to attend college and become healthcare professionals.
  • The Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program offers annual fellowships to students who are studying arts, humanities, and social sciences at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level.
  • The Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund awards scholarships every year to low-income women who are 35 years of age or older.
  • The CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program was developed, in part, to assist minority and disabled students, but the opportunity is available to all students who meet the requirements.

The good thing about these scholarships is that a 4.0 isn't needed and many only require a 2.8 g.p.a. to maintain the scholarship.  Check them out and subscribe.  They also have a listing of the Top 100 scholarship tips. It's free and easy.

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