Scouting Scholarships

It Pays to Be a Boy Scout…Literally!

Who knew that getting lost in the fog would result in an organization that today includes over 2.6 million members between the ages of seven and seventeen? For those of you unfamiliar with the story, the Boy Scouts of America actually began after William D. Boyce lost his way in the fog during a trip to London. A young Boy Scout helped him find his way home, and Boyce was so impressed by his character that he worked to bring the Scouting organization to the United States. On February 8, the organization will celebrate its 104th anniversary, and to mark the occasion I have gathered a list of scholarship opportunities for those who have taken the pledge to keep themselves physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

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Sweet & Simple Scholarship

Introducing Our New Sweet & Simple Scholarship!

Hey guys! February is here, which means that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.  That got us thinking about people exchanging gifts with their sweethearts.  Some people go way “over the top” and proclaim their love for one another on the jumbo-tron at the game, while others embrace smaller, simpler gestures. In this video, Ashley is going to tell you about our new Sweet & Simple Scholarship (inspired by Valentine’s Day), including the eligibility requirements, essay topic, and what you need to do to be a strong contender for the award.

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Black History Month

10 Scholarships for African American Students

Did you know that Black History Month was first celebrated at Kent State University in 1970? Now, nearly every elementary, middle, and high school plans some form of educational activities throughout the month to honor those African Americans who have made great contributions to music, education, politics, and racial equality. Colleges and universities also provide ample opportunities for students to learn more about black history and to celebrate African American culture. Even though there has been progress towards racial equality, the fact remains that many African American students still lack the college planning resources and funding necessary to complete a post-secondary education. There are, however, many scholarship opportunities available to assist those students who wish to earn a college degree. Here are a few of the current programs open to African American students at the high school, undergraduate, or graduate level.

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FA Package

Which Financial Aid Package is Best for You?

If you are a high school senior, you’re probably breathing a sigh of relief now that most of your college applications have been submitted. In fact, some of you may already have your acceptance letters in hand. Now, you just have to decide which college is best for you. This may seem like an easy task, but choosing a college is a little more complicated than saying ‘yes’ to your top choice. You have to consider several factors, such as available opportunities, campus amenities, and location. Of course, the overall cost of your college education is probably one of the most important factors in determining where you will land this fall. So, how do you know which college is giving you the best deal? Fortunately, there is now a form that many colleges use called the Financial Aid Shopping Sheet. This template was created by the federal government to help you better understand what financial aid is being offered and how it affects your bottom line. But what if your school doesn’t use this template? Here are a few things you should consider when determining which financial aid package is best for you.

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February Scholarships

Fall in Love With These February Scholarships!

February is such a polarizing month; you either love it or you hate it. I fall on the ‘love’ side of the fence. As a young girl, I enjoyed getting valentines in elementary school. In high school, I waited patiently to see if Cupid (usually some hot senior) would deliver roses to my homeroom class. College, of course, was a whole, new level of crazy; ambitious young men would go above and beyond to impress us girls. Off-key serenades in the dormitory courtyard, giant banners hanging from buildings, or a 10-pound bar of chocolate were not unheard of on campus during the flirty month of February. Thinking back, I would have much rather received something a bit more tangible…like a college scholarship. Wrap a $5,000 check with a bow and I would have been yours for life – or at least until the end of the semester. If you prefer green over gold, or cash over carnations, check out this lovely list of February scholarships just waiting for their prefect match.

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