It's the Season for Scholarships

Hey seniors, there’s still time to get some money for college.  Spring deadlines are just around the corner, so take a look at this week’s coolest finds:

Epic Book Drive Scholarship

The Epic Book Drive Scholarship is available to students ages 25 and under.  There’s a catch, but all for a good cause. You must run a book drive in your school or community, and then send the books to Better World Books (free of charge). The books will be donated or sold to raise funds for New Orleans’ Recovery School District libraries. You must also post pictures and explain why your book drive is Epic, to be considered for this award.

Deadline: May 15, 2011

Award:  Two students will get $500 each  + $1,000 for their school libraries

Samsung Techwin America Scholarship Program

What’s your opinion of speakers who use PowerPoint? Today’s tidal wave of technology offers many marvelous tools and devices that can enhance a presentation. Yet, some of the most persuasive presenters still rely only on the spoken word. To win this scholarship, students must submit essays up to 300 words on the question: Is technology critical to a live presentation? Or is technology just a crutch?

This scholarship  is available to U.S. high school students 15 years of age or older with an interest in future technologies.

Deadline: April 30

Award: 10 students can win $1,000 each

CALL ME MISTER

Do you come from an under-served, socio-economically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk community? Want to be a teacher? This might be for you:

The  CALL ME MISTER (acronym for Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) Initiative is to increase the pool of available teachers from a broader more diverse background particularly among the State’s lowest performing elementary schools. Student participants are largely selected from among under-served, socio-economically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk communities.

The program offers tuition assistance for students who want to be teachers at Clemson University and about a dozen other universities. To be considered,  two essays are required:

1)      Why I Want to Teach.

2)      How do you believe the Call Me Mister program will benefit you as a student?

Nordstrom 10 4 U

When you’re at the mall, think Nordstrom, which is clearly not your ordinary department store. Why? Nordstrom wants to give you $10,000 for college.

Here are the requirements:

  • Be a high school junior
  • Maintain a cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 2.7  throughout your high school career
  • Have participated in community/volunteer activities
  • All finalists are interviewed in person and winners are informed by the end of October

Deadline: May 16, 2011

Award:10 lucky juniors will get $10,000 each

For more opportunities for college cash, go to Fastweb.com.

Where do you go from here?   Wow Writing Workshop can help you tell your unique story for your scholarship essay.