Gone But Not Forgotten: Remembering 9/11 Through Scholarships

Remembering 9/11 Eleven years ago, I was sitting in my car and stuck in morning traffic. I vividly remember listening to the radio and hearing that a plane had ‘accidentally’ flown into one of the World Trade Center Towers. A few moments later, I walked into the local bowling alley and found everyone hovering around the televisions. No one was moving and their faces were contorted with looks of disbelief and horror. I had assumed a small prop plane had made the mistake of getting too close to the buildings, but I could see from the damage that it was much more serious. As we began debating how a commercial jet could possibly hit one of the towers, another sliced through the other tower. I instantly dropped to my knees and began to sob; it was as if I could hear those innocent souls screaming out for help, but I could do nothing.
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Find the ‘Write’ Scholarship for You!

Writing Scholarships Have you ever wondered where Stephenie Meyer got her inspiration for Twilight or how William Shakespeare created such monumental works of art with just a pen? For some, writing just seems to come naturally; their words dance across the page like a ballerina on a stage. And then there are those who sit for hours, stare at a blank page, feel tortured by every syllable, and wait for inspiration to strike. If you count yourself among the latter category, you probably steer clear of writing contests or essay scholarships, but why? One of the best ways to become a better writer is to write more often and there is no time like the present to begin! Here are just a few writing scholarships you can use to improve your writing skills and hopefully bank some college cash along the way. Continue Reading…

10 Important Financial Aid Terms You Should Know

Football and Financial Aid Financial aid is a lot like a football game. If you’re unfamiliar with the lingo, it can leave you dazed and confused. Just imagine what it would be like if a coach were to send in a quarterback without giving him a playbook or any tools to create an effective offense. In most cases, he would fail to move the ball. For some students, that’s exactly what has happened during the college planning process; they’ve received their college financial aid applications, but nobody has taken the time to explain what it all means. But don’t throw in the towel just yet. Here are 10 important terms that can help you score a financial aid touchdown! Continue Reading…

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