Thursday, April 28, 2011

Short and Tweet Scholarship

Check this one out.
The Short and Tweet Scholarship is open to all U.S. citizens who are either currently enrolled in high school and plan to attend a U.S. Department of Education accredited institution of high education; currently enrolled in an institution of higher education or who have been accepted for the fall 2011 semester.

HACU Scholarship

This application has five separate scholarships:

Deloitte Scholars Program--$2,200 (Accounting Majors at 4-year college)

Kristen A. Sanchez Deloitte Student of the Year Scholarship--$10,000(Accounting at 4-year college)

NASCAR/Wendell Scott Sr. Award--$12,100 (Engineering, Business, Public Relations, Mass Media, Sports Marketing, Marketing, Management, or Technology at 4-year college)

The Deloitte Tax Scholars Program--$3,000(Accounting 4-year college)

United Health Foundation/Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities Scholarship--$2,000 Full-time undergraduate or graduate students attending 2- or 4-year HACU-member institutions (Clinical Psychology, Dental Technician, Nursing, (Pre)Optometry, (Pre) Dental. (Pre) Medicine, (Pre) Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Public Health, Mental Health, or Behavioral Health)

DEADLINE: June 10, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Free Tuition

National Merit Scholarship Finalists, valedictorians, and low income students may receive free tuition at over 150 colleges, should they beat out everyone else for that coveted acceptance letter.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Be Persistent

Applying for four or five scholarships is not enough. Even the most qualified applicants are rejected--remember that you are competing with thousands of valedictorians and salutatorians each year.

Make applying for at least two scholarships a week part of your regular routine. It is a numbers game and you have a better chance if you apply for many. AND, don't ignore the smaller scholarships--many students only focus on the big ones.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Documents to Shred

Shred junk mail and old papers tht include your birth date, signature, account numbers,passwords, PINs or Social Security number. Destroy deposit slips and credit card receipts right after you get your monthly statement. Shred used ailoine tickets, old medical bills, preapproved credit card applications, expired IDs such as driver's licenses and passports and cancelled checks you donb't need for tax pirposes.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

New Scholarship

Easy one to complete. Deadline is April 22, 2011. Six prizes ranging from $2,000 to $500. Submissions must be between 500 to 750 words.

Friday, April 8, 2011

COD Scholarship

If you haven't already done so, please complete the COD scholarship application. There is still time and it is not difficult to complete.

Great Site for Career Information

Please GOOGLE Career Cafe for some excellent information on CAREERS. Both Elise King (COD Counselor)and I are working with this group to inform our faculty and students about some great resources. Check it out.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Scholarship Resources/Career Center

Starting today, I will be in the Transfer/Career Center on Tues/Thurs from 8:00 to 11:00 and on Wed. from 12:00 to 4:00. Please use this time if you need to use the scholarship binders, do scholarship research on the computers or check your class assignments with me.

Remember that the portfolios are due before Spring Break--you have seven days before the deadline.