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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

$1000 Bizshark Startup Scholarship

Bizshark is proud to sponsor the Bizshark Startup Scholarship, an annual contest for enterprising students who seek to further their education.

The deadline to apply is July 15, 2014.

Essay Rules & Regulations
1. Applicant must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.
2. Applicant may be an undergraduate majoring in business, management, account, or related fields OR a student pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree. However, students of all backgrounds are encourages to apply.
3. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
4. Essay must be no fewer than 1,000 words and no greater than 1,500 words.

Visit www.bizshark.com to learn more and apply.

$1000 “Impact a Life” Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to challenge the future leaders of America to provide creative solutions/ideas to serve their community, church, and service organizations through charitable acts of volunteerism.

The scholarship will be awarded to best essay they receive on one of the topics described on their website.

The deadline date is December 31, 2014.

Three scholarsips will be awarded with values of $1000, $600, and $400.

Visit www.raffleticket.com/raffle-tickets-scholarship to learn more and apply.

$2000 DSL.com Scholarship

This $2,000 scholarship is open to current students only.  Applicants must write an essay about the innovative ways they have used the Internet for educational purposes, as well as how they plan to use it in their post-college careers.

The deadline to apply is August 10th.

Visit www.dsl.com/internet-scholarship to learn more and apply.

Monday, April 14, 2014

How To Save For College

The following article was posted by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)

“One of the most common mistakes parents make ... is deciding not to save any money at all for their child’s education out of concern that it might impact their ability to get financial aid in the future. ‘If you can choose to save, don’t not do it because you’re afraid of eligibility,’ said Karen McCarthy, a senior policy analyst with [NASFAA]. ‘The federal formula for financial aid is driven more by income than by assets, and a student’s assets are weighted more heavily than a parent’s,’” The News-Times reports.

She explained that the federal government expects that a student can use their assets towards their education, while the government also realizes that parents are saving their money for other expenses as well, including their own retirement or the education of other children in the household.”

Friday, April 11, 2014

$1000 HubShout Scholarship

For students studying marketing/online marketing, HubShout is offering two $1000 scholarships.

The next deadline for this scholarship is in November 2014.

Applicants need to have completed at least one year of post-secondary education and have at least a 3.0 gpa. 

Visit hubshout.com for more information and to apply.

Nine Out Of Ten Parents Think College Is An Investment In Their Child’s Future, Study Finds

The amount that families are able to save for college is beginning to rebound from the economic recession, according to a study released Thursday by Sallie Mae and Ipsos. The study, “How America Saves for College 2014,” surveyed 2,020 parents with a child under the age of 18 and found that families’ overall savings have increased 7 percent from last year and that 51 percent of families have established college savings funds.

Click here to read the full article.

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