photography scholarships

Grab Your Camera and Earn Some College Cash!

Do you dream of becoming a National Geographic photographer? Maybe you envision yourself running along the sidelines of an NFL game or sitting courtside during the NBA finals? If so, I have some good news for you. Your constant need to take photographs could earn you some college cash. Heck, even if your current portfolio only includes some random selfies and shots of your most recent meals, you could still earn money to help cover your college expenses. There are hundreds of photo contests and various photography scholarships that could earn you free money in a snap, literally! Sometimes, getting that perfect shot takes time and patience, but many times it’s just about being in the right place at the right time. I learned that a few years ago when I happened to snap a celebrity at a local hangout. That one unplanned photo earned me enough money to take my family on a seven-day cruise! Now, I never go anywhere without my smartphone or camera in tow. If you’re a shutterbug, here are just a few of the ways you can earn some cash from your camera.

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Graduate Scholarships

Graduate Scholarships & Other Ways to Pay for College

Earlier this year, I posted a blog giving students advice on where to find graduate scholarships and it seemed to resonate with many students. Several have contacted me seeking additional information on how to fund their graduate degree programs, so I thought it might be time to delve deeper into the subject. One student, Christian, asked:

“It doesn’t seem like there are many scholarships for graduate students available. Is that true? Is it worth looking for scholarships? Are there other sources of funding I should be thinking about?”

These are all very good questions, Christian. Yes, graduate scholarships are not as readily available as scholarships for incoming college freshmen and undergraduate students, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Graduate students just have to do a little more research and think outside the box when it comes to finding free money for college. Continue Reading…


July Scholarships

10 Scorching Hot July Scholarships

Are you enjoying your summer break? Hopefully, you’ve had a chance to relax and enjoy the sunshine a little bit. If you’re a rising high school senior or an incoming college freshmen, chances are your summer is packed full of things other than trips to the beach or watching episodes of Orange is the New Black. Some of you are probably busy working on your volunteer hours, squeezing in a few college visits, or working at a job to save some money for college. Well, I hate to add more to your already busy summer schedule, but there is one other thing you and every other high school and college student should be working on this summer — scholarships! If you’ve put off applying for scholarships during the school year, now is the time to get to work. You’ve already missed hundreds of opportunities, but there are still plenty of scholarships with summer deadlines waiting to be won. In fact, here are 10 July scholarships to get you started.

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LGBT Scholarships

Scholarship Resources for LGBT Students

Did you know that President Obama has officially declared June as LGBT Pride Month? For many, this is seen as a positive step toward eliminating prejudice against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered people across America. According to a 2011 report from The Williams Institute, approximately 9 million Americans identify as LGBT. Unfortunately, many of them still do not have the same rights and freedoms as their heterosexual neighbors. An alarming number of students still face constant verbal bullying and physical threats at schools and within their communities. Even college campuses can prove to be breeding grounds for intolerance. Thankfully, there are many organizations that seek to help LGBT students not only embrace who they are, but also help them obtain the necessary funding to complete their college educations. If you identify as LGBT, or fight to protect the rights of the LGBT community, check out the following resources for scholarships that can be used for an undergraduate degree or other educational programs.

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scholarships for men

Scholarships for Men

This Sunday is Father’s Day, so I thought it might be nice to highlight some of the available scholarships for men. Over the years, I have seen the frustration that many men feel when they are searching for free money for college. Many find it difficult to locate scholarships that don’t require them to be a high school student or part of a minority group. Although there are more scholarship programs that target these demographics, there are several scholarships set aside specifically for men who are 18 years or older. In some cases, they will need to be members of a certain fraternity or be pursuing a specific career path, but others are open to just about any guy who could use a little help paying for college. Take a look at some of the scholarships for men that are currently accepting applications.

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