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Fight Stereotypes and You Could Win a $10,000 Scholarship

Educate. Don’t discriminate. That’s the message behind Unigo’s new $10,000 Scholarship — Resist the Ist: Defy Stereotypes. It’s a pretty powerful campaign, especially in light of many racially-charged events that have happened across the world. But, here’s the thing. It’s not simply a message of tearing down color barriers and fighting racism. Unigo is actually opening up a much broader conversation with this unique scholarship opportunity. If you think about it, most of us have been victims of stereotypes or have made assumptions about others at one time or another. I know that I have been on both sides of the fence. It may seem harmless, but words and labels can cause serious damage. And sometimes, we don’t even realize that we’re inflicting pain on others.

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Wanted: Sleepy Students to Win a $1,500 Scholarship

Do you struggle to stay awake during boring class lectures or long nights of studying? Are you able to fall asleep pretty much anywhere at any time of the day? Does your mind wander, or do you find yourself daydreaming? Congratulations. You are probably like 99 percent of the high school and college students we know. It never seems like you can get enough sleep, although your parents would probably argue otherwise. Well, tell mom and dad to cut you some slack because your skill at taking a siesta on a frequent basis may actually help you win a college scholarship. How you ask? Read on …

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Are You Fluent in FAFSA?

Now that the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid is available, it’s time to make sure you’re speaking the same language as college financial aid officers. We’re not talking French, Spanish, or even English. No, that would be too easy. If you want to get the free money for college that you deserve and need, you’ll want to become fluent in FAFSA. Not sure where to find a financial aid glossary or a pocket translator? No worries. Our friends over at are offering a quick course to get you up to speed. If you want to be able to converse with your college’s financial aid office, we suggest heading over and reading ‘Do you speak FAFSA?” right now.

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4 New Year’s Scholarship Resolutions

There’s something about celebrating the New Year that is liberating. Not only is it the perfect time to say goodbye to anything bad that may have happened in the last 12 months, but it’s also a great opportunity for you to identify some things you may want to improve upon moving forward. It’s a chance to take personal inventory and really focus on making things better for you and those around you. Sure, you could put together a list of tired, old resolutions like getting more exercise or eating healthier, but that’s not going to help you pay for college, is it? No. Instead, we encourage you to take a look at these scholarship resolutions (many of which can help you in other areas of your life, too) that could potentially improve your financial forecast for 2015.

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Steer Clear of These Common FAFSA Errors

Happy New Year’s Day! It’s time to celebrate a new beginning and look forward to a great 2015. Many of you are probably still a little groggy or trying to catch up on your sleep, but don’t forget that today also marks another momentous occasion…the 2015-2016 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is now open! If you’re a high school senior, or enrolling in college for the first time, you’ll want to make sure you complete this form. But, don’t dive in until you check out some great tips from our partner over at It has a list of five common errors that could delay or even derail your chances of getting free money for college.

Want to avoid missing out on what you’re entitled to receive? Read “5 Fatal FAFSA Mistakes to Avoid” right now!


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