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MLK Scholarships

Keeping the Dream Alive Through MLK Jr. Scholarships

On August 28, 1963, more than 250,000 people converged on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. to hear Martin Luther King, Jr. deliver his now infamous “I Have a Dream’” speech. It is one of the most acclaimed orations in our country’s history, and helped define the American Civil Rights Movement. Unfortunately, five decades later, we are still fighting for equality and acceptance for all, regardless of color, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. Yes, there have been steps in the right direction, but we still have a long way to go. Thankfully, there are many organizations and schools that continue to support Dr. King’s vision, and recognize underrepresented students who have taken the extraordinary step not only to pursue a higher education, but also work toward keeping Dr. King’s dream alive.  Here are just a few of the many wonderful scholarships and programs that promote equality, and help financially support students who embody Dr. King’s values and spirit of inclusion.

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Easy Scholarships

Celebrate ‘Do Nothing Day’ With These Easy Scholarships

Did you know that January 16 is National Do Nothing Day? The day was first proposed in 1972 by Harold Pullman Coffin, a columnist, and is meant to provide a day where we don’t celebrate, honor, or observe anything. Unfortunately, every seven years it winds up coinciding with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so there goes that idea. Besides, aren’t we completely usurping the point of the day by making it a nationally recognized day? In any case, if you’d like to ‘un-celebrate’ Do Nothing Day, I have a few scholarships that require very little work or nothing at all to enter. Who Knows? Your total lack of effort could be rewarded with some sweet college cash.

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Scholarship Wish List

December Scholarship Wish List

This past weekend, my kids were begging me to bring all the Christmas decorations down from the attic. Personally, I just can’t see decorating before I’ve had the chance to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, but this year it seems to be taking a backseat. It could be that Thanksgiving falls so late in November that everyone is already thinking ahead and getting a jump on his or her holiday planning; I know my kids started making out their Christmas wish lists weeks ago. There’s the inevitable request for the new PS4 and the games to go with it, but my daughter, who typically leans toward clothes and cosmetics, wants a retro record player this year. I find it amusing that she thinks it’s so cool to play vinyl albums to hear the ‘raw’ sound of music, when it really wasn’t that long ago that they were tossed aside for CDs. Oh well, what’s old is new again, I guess. I just hope parachute pants never make a comeback. Anyway, it got me thinking about other things that should be on her wish list, especially now that she nearing the end of her junior year in high school. One thing that should definitely make her list (or any student’s) is scholarships. Luckily, there are tons of programs with deadlines in December. If you know some students, naughty or nice, who could use some college cash, be sure to share this scholarship wish list with them.

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Unique Talent Day

7 Scholarships for Your Unique Talents

Did you know that November 24 is ‘Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day?’ We all have something that makes us special; some of us can remember long sequences of numbers (not me) or eat spaghetti with our toes (again, not me!). And then, there are those who have some truly unique talents, such as playing an instrument or designing clothes, or even being able to identify all the stars in the sky. The point is, now is the time to embrace those things that set you apart from everyone else and celebrate your special qualities. Oh, and by the way, did you know that those ‘weird’ and ‘unique’ talents could also score you some free college cash? It’s true! In fact, here are some of the scholarships currently being offered to those who have unusual skills and talents.

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November Scholarships

Scholarships That Are as Satisfying as Pumpkin Pie!

Can you believe that the fall semester is nearly over already? In a few weeks, you’ll be enjoying Thanksgiving and hopefully taking a much-needed break from your school assignments. Of course, if you’re a high school senior, this is a prime opportunity to get caught up with your college admissions applications and start working on scholarships. Any current college student is likely to tell you that there never seems to be enough money to cover all the expenses that pop up during the semester. For those who still have a few years left in high school, don’t waste the holiday break snoozing on the couch or filling up on pumpkin pie; instead, set aside a few hours to get a jump on your college scholarship search. The early bird may get the worm, but it’s the early student who wins the scholarship! Here are a few scholarships with upcoming deadlines to get you started.

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