Eco-Friendly Students May Earn Some ‘Green’ for College

Engergy Awareness Month: Royd Moor Wind FarmJust about everyone knows that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Everywhere you look, you see pink: grocery stores, clothing retailers and even the National Football League.  But, did you realize that October is also a ‘green’ month? It’s true! October is Energy Awareness Month, a time to look at alternative methods to creating and using energy resources on our planet and in our daily lives.

Most students have probably had the opportunity to participate in some form of recycling or ‘green’ campaign at school. You may have even started to ‘go green’ at home: reducing energy consumption, wasting less water and recycling your trash. If you are concerned about the effects of global warming and the depletion of our natural resources, you may be excited to learn that many companies and organizations are ready to reward you for your commitment to the environment and your community. Take a look at some programs that reward students for ‘going green’ by putting a little extra green in your pockets for college. Continue Reading…


Scholarships for Everyone…Even YOU!

Many people assume that only the best and the brightest students in high school walk away with free money for college. While many students who rank at the top of the class do qualify and receive scholarships, there are still scholarships out there for those who may not exactly have the same academic profile as the class valedictorian. Check out the various free online scholarship resources, such as ScholarshipExperts.com, to see if any of the following scholarships may be available for you.

Merit Scholarships

This is the most common type of scholarship offered by colleges. This free college money is awarded based upon your academic standing, classroom accomplishments and/or grade point average.  However, this does not necessarily mean you have to hold a 4.0 G.P.A. to qualify. There are often merit awards for those earning a 3.0 and higher, or for those majoring in specific fields of study. Continue Reading…


Never Too Late for Scholarships!

It is not too late for scholarshipsFor many students, Labor Day weekend signifies the end of summer and the return to school. Gone are the lazy days by the pool and hanging out with your friends. You can also forget sleeping in during the week anymore. Hopefully, many of you utilized all that free time during the summer to work on your scholarship applications, though we’re sure some of you might have procrastinated just a bit.

Good news…there are still many scholarships available that will help you pay for school this year. Take a little time during this three-day holiday weekend to get caught up or to start your scholarship search. Continue Reading…


The KFC Scholars Award

If you missed the KFC $20,000 Twitter scholarship, don’t worry. You may still be eligible for the annual KFC Scholars Award.

Winners of the KFC Scholars Award will be given up to $5,000 annually; the scholarship money can be used for tuition, books, room and board, and fees.

To be eligible for the KFC Scholars Award, you must:

  • Be a high school senior graduating this school year (between 12/1/10 and 8/31/11)
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Plan on attending an in-state, public university or college

To apply for this scholarship, visit the Colonel online at KFCScholars.org. KFC will be accepting applications for this scholarship program from December 1, 2010 to February 9, 2011.


College Prowler $2,000 NoEssay Scholarship

By far one of the easiest scholarships to apply for! Five text fields and one click away from a $2,000 scholarship. Thes best part is it renews monthly, so if you don’t win this month, remember to check back in next month to try again!

Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S. Student
  • Must currently be enrolled in High School

GOOD LUCK!


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