LSU in Shreveport Accepting Applications for Fall

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LSU in Shreveport still has scholarships for first-time, full-time freshman students who qualify for one of three guaranteed scholarships. These scholarships, in addition to the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS), may give some students a free education!! Your complete Admissions Application is your scholarship application. The application deadline is July 1, for fall enrollment.

Calling all vegetarians!!

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There is a scholarship available to graduating U.S. high school seniors graduating in the spring of 2016 who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities.   Applicants will be judged on their ability to show compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle.  One award of $10,000 and two awards of $5,000 will be given.  Applications must be postmarked on or before February 20, 2016.  [Application]

Space Still Available for Fall of 2013

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The National Association of College Admissions Counseling [NACAC] keeps a running list of colleges and universities with spaces available for admission, for financial aid, and for housing for both freshmen and for transfer students.  This sight will be active through June 28 on the NACAC website.  This list, composed of approximately 72% private and 28% public institutions, is significantly lower that the number available last year and the lowest in the history of the survey.

Early College Graduation can Save Thousands

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Graduating early from college can have a significant positive financial savings.  Using such tactics as using AP, dual credit, and/or CLEP credits to fill core requirements as well as taking advantage of summer opportunities and online courses at local junior colleges to fulfill core requirements can eliminate thousands of dollars from the more traditional four-year graduation plan.  Students finishing in the middle of the year often have less competition in the job market because only about five to ten percent of students graduate in December, according to Inside Higher Ed. [read more]

Upcoming Scholarships

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Who says that you have to be a high school senior or a college student to enter a scholarship competition?  It is never too early to start searching.  Check out the earlier blog, SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH ENGINES AND DATABASES, to find some great search resources.  The following are a few scholarships to get you started.

Nicholas A Virgilio Memorial Haiku Competition – Submit up to three original, unpublished haikus.  Deadline:  March 25, 2013

Don’t Mess With Texas – Any high school senior planning to attend a Texas college or university next year.  Deadline:  April 12, 2013

Foot Locker – UNCF – Any high school senior or current college student attending a UNCF member institution in the fall or 2013.  Deadline:  April 24, 2013

Everyone Deserves A Second Chance At Life – Write a crime prevention essay using APA format.  Deadline:  June 30, 2013