Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Before Submitting Your Application

Remember to make a copy of your scholarship application before mailing.  Both the paper and electronic version must be copied for future reference.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Margo's Scholarship

To date, no one has applied for the Margo Scholarship.  This is another scholarship that is fairly easy to complete.  The winner should have their $400 award by the first week in December.

Democratic Women of the Desert Scholarships

If you haven't already applied, the deadline for these three scholarships is November 2, 2012.  It is a fairly easy application, but you do need two Letters of Recommendation.  Most students have a good chance at winning.  These are being offered ONLY for COD students.

Monday, October 22, 2012

To My Class

We will be working on applying for scholarships in class today.  Be sure that all of your late assignments are in.  Today is the last day for full credit.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Margo's Scholarship

 Amount: $400.00

Application now available to all COD students.    Check w Eve-Marie Andrews in Counseling.
Check this BLOG tomorrow for more details.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Women's Opportunity Award (Soroptimist)

Deadline: December 15, 2012
Amount:  $1,800
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Woman with primary financial responsibility for yourself and your dependents.
  • Attending an undergraduate degree program or a vocational/skills training program.
  • Have financial need. 
Contact:  Email Marilyn Alt for application  OR
                Eve-Marie Andrews (Counseling) for paper application

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

COD Scholarship Workshop

The COD Scholarship will be available on Nov. 5th.  Please RSVP for the workshops which will be offered from 11:00 a.m. to Noon in the MultiPurpose Room in the Cravens Building.  Visit and click on workshops.

For questions, call the Financial Aid Office at 760-773-2532

The Be Big in Your Community Contest

File this one in your portfolio for next year.

Description:  If you or someone in your family has a Big idea that will create a positive change in your community, you are encouraged to submit your idea for consideration in the Clifford The Big Red Dog "Be Big in Your Community" Contest.

Sponsor:  Scholastic, Inc.

No Purchase Necessary:  Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia.  Contest ends June 22, 2012 (apply next year).

Eligibility:  Open to legal residents.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Letters of Recommendation

How are your letters coming?  Remember, it is your responsibility to keep checking.  All scholarships will require recommendations--sometimes three.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

To My Students (Tuesday/Thursday Class)

Due to a family medical issue, I will not be on campus this coming Tuesday, October 16, 2012.  Please continue to work on the first paragraph of your essay and to make up all late assignments plus assignments which you did not receive a perfect score.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

College Cash Sweepstakes


MySchoolBucks has kicked off the College Cash Sweepstakes The grand prize of $5,000 will benefit one lucky winner in their pursuit of advanced education; including Trade School, College or University!  But the winner won't be the only one celebrating--the winning student's school will also receive $1,000.
You can also win one of 6 weekly prizes !  Enter daily to increase your chances to win $5,000 in college cash, plus $1,000 for your school.
Don't delay and enter today at .  View the official rules.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Class Reminder

Second edit of the first paragraph due today and tomorrow for both classes.  Guest speakers both days for about 10 minutes.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Microsoft Scholarships for Undergraduates

Deadline: February 01, 2013

Microsoft is offering four different types of technical scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year to current undergraduate students.
  • General Scholarships
  • Women's Scholarships
  • Minority Scholarships
  • Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

A Microsoft scholarship provides a leg up so you can pursue undergraduate studies in computer science and related technical disciplines.  You'll join a community of scholarship recipients from the United States, Canada and Mexico who share your passion for technology and academic excellence.  It all adds up to achieving your primary goal--making a real difference in the software industry.
To be eligible:
  1. You must be enrolled full time in a Bachelor's degree program at a 4-year college or university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico at the time you submit the application.
  2. Making satisfactory progress toward an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering or a relate technical discipline such as electrical engineering, math or physics--and that you demonstrate an interest in computer science.
  3. Must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 4.0.
International students are eligible if they are currently studying in North America and meet the criteria for scholarship eligibility.  You can apply regardless of your citizenship.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Personal Essay

To My Students

Remember that the first paragraph of your PERSONAL ESSAY is due in class today--tomorrow if you are in section 8316.  (You need to hook the reader.  Make it interesting enough for the reader to continue.) 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Udall College Scholarships

Deadline: March 01, 2013

Scholarships are offered in any of three categories:
  1. Commitment to careers related to the environment including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields.  OR
  2. Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy, including fields related to tribal sovereignty, tribal governance, tribal law, Native American education, Native American justice, natural resource management, cultural preservation and revitalization.  Native American economic development and other areas affecting Native American communities; OR
  3. Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care, including health care administration, social work, medicine, dentistry, counseling and research into health conditions affecting Native American communities and other related fields.
Be a matriculated sophomore or junior-level student at a two-year or four-year accredited institution of higher education, pursuing a  bachelor's or associate's degree the 2012-2013 academic year.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Burger King Scholarships

Deadline:  January 10, 2013


Applicants must--
  • Be residents of the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico
  • Be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent
  • Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2012-13 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico

Friday, October 5, 2012

COD Scholarship

COD will be using a new format for their application for scholarships this year. November 5, 2012 is the scheduled date for applying. Please stay tuned for updates. If you have never applied before, now is your chance--there are quite a few differenct scholarships and you only need to complete one application.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Scholarship Club Meeting Today

Please join us at the Scholarship Club meeting today at 12:30 in the MultiPurpose room in the Cravens Center. It is our first meeting and there will be a Scholarship Workshop included.

Teen Pregnancy Awareness Scholarship

Deadline:  November 2, 2012
In the U.S., 1 in 3 girls will become pregnant before they are 20 years old.  This shocking fact has huge implications later down the road - only a third of teen mothers earn their high school diploma.  Are you surprised by these stats?  We sure were! is helping you spread the word and put an end to teen pregnancy.
The solution starts with you.  Go to the Teen Pregnancy Awareness Scholarship to share astonishing facts about teen pregnancy with your friends.  By sharing stats with your friends, you will be automatically entered to win a $2,000 scholarship.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Gun Violence Awareness Scholarship

Deadline: November 02, 2012

$2,000 Scholarship
1 in 12 teens in high school are injured or threatened with a weapon each year.  We believe school should be a safe place where no one should fear for their life.  Drawing attention to this shocking reality is the first step to solving the problem. is helping you spread the word and put an end to gun violence.
The solution starts with you.  Go to the Gun Violence Awareness Scholarship to share astonishing facts about gun violence with your friends.  By sharing stats with your friends, you'll be automatically entered to win a $2,000 scholarship.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Cancer Awareness Scholarship

Deadline:  November 15, 2012

$5,000 Scholarship

Every four minutes someone is diagnosed with blood cancer and for  most finding  a donor is the difference between life and death.  Currently, 10,000 blood cancer patients are looking for a match.  Tragically, less than half of them will find one. has partnered up with Be the Match to help you change the odds:  the more people who join the registry, the more lives that will be saved.  It"s that simple.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Hunger Awareness Scholarship

Deadline: November 02, 2012
$2,000 Scholarship
1 in 5 children in the US are at risk of hunger.  No one should be uncertain if they are going to have a meal today. is helping you spread awareness and put an end to America's hunger problem.
The solution starts with you.  Go to the Hunger Awareness Scholarship to share the astonishing facts about hunger with your friends.  By sharing stats with your friends, you'll be automatically entered to win a $2,000 scholarship.  No minimum GPA and no essay required.