Dallas Baptist University announces that they still have openings for students entering the freshman class of 2016. DBU is a Christian DII university located in Dallas, TX. The admissions office has publicized that they still have scholarship dollars available for qualified students.
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.
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]
Looking for scholarships to help pay for college? Tired of having to give up so much personal information just to access the databases? Try www.goodcall.com, an organization that rates scholarships for you – and does not require any information.
The East Texas Communities Foundation has a generous number of local scholarships for local students. Read the student guide and decide which scholarships you are qualified to apply. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2016 at 3:00. Click here for the Student Guide & Available Scholarships.
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.
National College Advisory Center posts an article about how to increase your chances of being the recipient of scholarship dollars. Their best advice: be selective, organized, and thorough. [read more]
Lynn O’Shaughnessy of MoneyWatch CBS, posts some very valuable advice regarding the financial aid letter. Remember that decisions must be made by May 1 for students planning to attend most colleges and universities. [read more]
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]
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