Remembering MLK: ‘I Have a Dream’ Scholarship

Martin Luther King As a young student, I can remember sitting in my English class listening to a recording of Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering his famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. The conviction in his voice reverberated through my body, and I could almost feel what it must have been like to stand among 200,000 protesters, watching as he delivered those immortal words. There was no rally cry for violence, just a simple demand that America make good on a ‘bad check’ and uphold the Constitution’s promise that all men, whether black or white, have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. What I did not know at the time was that the majority of that speech was created on the spot, inspired by a gospel singer named Mahalia Jackson. Continue Reading…


Start the New Year With Scholarships!

January Scholarships Every New Year always seems to start the same; people create a list of resolutions to help better their lives, but somehow seem to go off-track by Valentine’s Day. This year, why not make a resolution you can keep? Commit to reducing your student loan debt or college expenses by applying for scholarships! A mere hour or two each month could result in thousands of dollars in savings for you this year. To help you get started, I’ve created this list of ten awards that all expire in January 2013.
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