Scholarships: No High GPA Required, Learn about Over $100,000 Worth of Scholarship Possibilities in Handout and on Friday, Oct 18, 2019

October 16, 2019

Scholarships Oct 18 2019 Workshop

Michael Turner will be giving a TSU Writing Workshop on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at 2-3 pm in room 310, Student Success Center (aka LRC).

If you cannot make it, don’t worry. Find above a handout for the seminar that includes over $100,000 in scholarship possibilities.

 

Some of the scholarships you will find in the PDF handout:

$2,000 Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship, D: Oct. 31, 2019

$ 5,000 Education Matters Scholarship, D: Nov. 30, 2019

$20,000 Do Something Scholarships, No GPA required!

$2,500-$15,000 per academic year, Scarlettt Family Foundation Scholarship, D: Dec 15, 2019

$1,000 College is Power (C.I.P) Scholarship, D: Dec. 31, 2019

$1,000 Return to College Scholarship, D: Jan 31, 2020

$3,000, $2,000, and $1,000 Glenn Miller Music Scholarships, D: Jan. 6, 2020

 $25,000, $10,000 and $5,000 Taco Bell Live Mas Scholarship, D: Feb 2020 (most likely)

$2,500 LiveBearded.com Scholarship, D: Feb 1, 2020

$10,000 Create a Greeting Scholarship, D: Mar 2, 2020

$5,000 a year (total: up to $20,000) Beyond the Boroughs Scholarship, D: Mar. 15, 2020

Tylenol Future Cares Scholarship, opens around May 1, 2020

And How to Find More Scholarships Like These

 

In the workshop on Friday itself, we will discuss some of the ways you can prepare for these scholarships, clues as how to make your application stand out, and if we have time, explore scholarships for students who are attending the workshop.

And if you are a TSU student and cannot make the workshop, make an appointment to see Mr. Mike Turner in the TSU Writing Center.

If you need help with scholarship applications, essays, or any other writing concern, know that the Writing Center at Tennessee State University, found in room 310, Student Success Center, also known as the Harold M. Love Learning Resource Center (LRC), is available to you.

During the Fall 2019 semester, hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-6:00 pm, 615.963.5102

For online scheduling: https://tnstate.mywconline.com/

Register for an account, and schedule your appointment!

For personal scholarship coaching, choose Mr. Michael Turner, signing up for 30 minutes or an hour, and we will look for scholarships that pertain to your major and your personal circumstances.

More than $28,000 in Scholarship Possibilities–Deadlines in Sept, Oct, Nov and Dec 2019

September 24, 2019
  1. https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/a88dc727-6d12-4d57-8976-c7713717621c

Up to $3,000 Charleston Family Trust Scholarship, D: Oct. 3, 2019

From webpage:

“The Charleston Family Trust Scholarship was established in memory of Thomas and Lulu Charleston, as a tribute to their value of education, honesty, hard work, and self-reliance. Both born and raised in the segregated South, the couple struggled financially to pursue higher education and a better life for their family.

Applicants must meet all of the eligibility requirements and deadline to qualify as we search to make (4) awards of up to $3,000 based upon a student’s unmet financial need.

For full consideration, students must:

-be African American and legal residents of the United States;

-have a cumulative grade point average of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and submit an uploaded official or unofficial current college academic transcript which demonstrates this GPA.

-have completed a FAFSA and demonstrate a financial need based upon the review of a Financial Aid office official;

-be enrolled currently as a full-time Undergraduate college student at any 4-year accredited institution;

-complete an online application;

-submit a (1) page personal statement;

-submit (1) letter of recommendation, to be submitted by reference via the online form”

  1. https://www.scarlettfoundation.org/students/

$2,500-$15,000 per academic year, Scarlettt Family Foundation Scholarship, D: Dec 15, 2019

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

–Be a graduating high school senior, an individual who obtained a GED by June 1st, or a college freshmen, sophomore, or junior

–Demonstrate financial need via 1040 tax return

–Graduate from any high school in Middle Tennessee’s 40 counties

–Pursue a Business or STEM degree at a 4-year, non-profit college or university

–Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher

–Enroll full-time next fall

–Scholarships must be used at an accredited, 4-year, non-profit college or university in the United States.

  1. https://www.couragetogrowscholarship.com/

$500 Courage to Grow Scholarship, D: Sept 30, 2019; monthly competition

Eligibility:

You must be a junior or senior in high school or college student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better. U.S. citizens only please.

  1. https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships/shout-it-out-scholarship

$1,500 Shout it Out Scholarship, D: September 30, 2019

From webpage:  “Applicants must:

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2025) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online written response to the question:
“If you could say one thing to the entire world at once, what would it be and why?” (250 words or less)”

  1. https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/our-scholarships

Other scholarships offered by Unigo.com, including

$2,000 Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship, D: Oct. 31, 2019

$5,000 Education Matters Scholarship, D: Nov. 30, 2019

$10,000 Unigo Scholarship, D: Dec. 31, 2019

Besides answering the questions in 250 words or less, you have to create a Unigo Scholarship profile in order to qualify. The scholarship profile matches you up with more scholarships you may qualify for.

More than $130,000 in Scholarships and How to Find More

August 29, 2019

Upcoming Scholarships in August and Beyond 2019

Above you will find a PDF Handout with more than $130,000 in Scholarship Opportunities and How to Find More Like Them.

You can easily download the PDF to your flash drive or your computer, so that you can take it wherever you go.

The PDF contains information about these scholarships:

$5,000 Shred Hate Scholarship, D: Aug. 31, 2019

$2,500 Invest in Us Scholarship, D: Aug. 31, 2019

$2,500 Huddle Up to Play It Forward, D: Sept. 15, 2019

Up to $5,000 Comcast NBCUniversal Scholarship, D: Sept. 5, 2019

$1,000 JonesTshirts.com Love Your Career Scholarship, D: Sept. 10, 2019

 

$10,000 Bellhops “Moving Forward” Scholarship Contest, D: Sept. 15, 2019

 

$2,000 GoSkills Be the Boss Scholarship, D: Sept. 15, 2019

 

$1,000 RentLingo Dream Big Scholarship, D: Oct. 1, 2019

 

$1,000 Modern Myths Scholarship Slam, D: October 3, 2019

$3,000 to $1,000 2019 Negative Population Growth Student Poster Scholarship Contest, Deadline:  Oct. 15, 2019

$2,000 Bachus & Schanker, LLC Scholarship, Deadline for Fall semester: Nov 30, 2019

$100,000 Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway, D: Oct. 17, 2019

Where to Find More Scholarships Like These

Also, if you are a TSU student, how the TSU Writing Center help you in applying for these scholarships!

How you can sign up and receive blog posts like this, including any PDF handouts!

Over $40,000 in Scholarships for College Students, High School Students, and Students Entering College

August 22, 2019

 

For College Students

Unpacking the Scholarship America Dream Award

Yesterday, I posted the $15,000 Scholarship America Dream Award. The purpose of the award is to encourage first year students to continue and pursue college into the second year.

Students who apply must fit the criteria below, which means a student

  • Graduated from a U.S. high school or equivalent (such as HiSET, TASC, or GED) by September 2019
  • Finished one full year of postsecondary education by June 2020
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent). [Since many first year students will not have a GPA until December 2019, this applies to your most recent GPA, such as the GPA on your high school transcript or equivalent]

 

https://scholarshipamerica.org/give/our-scholarships/dream-award/

Up to $15,000 Scholarship America Dream Award, Deadline: Oct 15, 2019.

Selected criteria from website:

How Does It Work?

Students who receive the Dream Award have completed at least their first year of their college education, have a significant financial need, and have overcome obstacles through sheer determination.

Who Can Qualify?

Applicants for the 2020-21 Dream Award must:

  • Be at least 17 years of age.
  • Be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident card), or individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).
  • Have received a high school diploma or the equivalent from a U.S. school by September 2019.
  • Have completed or expect to successfully complete a minimum of one full year of postsecondary education by June 2020.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at the sophomore year level or higher at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire 2020–21 academic year.
  • Be studying to obtain an associate’s or first bachelor’s degree.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
  • Demonstrate financial need.”

For College Students and High School Students:

https://www.herrmanandherrman.com/scholarship/

$2,500, $1,500, and $500 Herrman and Herrman Innovation Scholarship Essay Contest, D: Dec. 1, 2019

Selected criteria from webpage:

“Students will submit a creative submission on the identified topic along with a 300-word paragraph nominating an inspiring teacher.

The contest is open to high school juniors and seniors and students currently enrolled in two-year or four-year colleges, universities and technical colleges in the United States. Students who are 17 years or younger will need to provide parental consent to enter.

Each student should submit a creative entry, a teacher nomination in a word document (pdf, doc, jpg, png, mv4, avi wav, mp3), along with a digital photo (jpg or png) of yourself and your name, school and phone number via the submission form . . .

To enter the scholarship contest, students should submit a creative entry in any format such as a video, poem, infographic, essay, piece of art, or song addressing the following topic:

What safety measures can schools implement, nationwide, to reduce the number of shootings that occur within schools?

For Students Entering College and Current College Students

http://www.return2college.com/awardprogram.cfm

$1,000 Return to College Scholarship, D: Sept. 30, 2019

Applicants:

  • U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Starting a program of higher education (college or graduate school) within the next 12 months or currently full- or part-time students
  • Age 17 or older
  • Answer in three sentences or less, “Why are you getting a college degree?”

For High School Students only (Future Tigers):

https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/national-scholarships/

$25,000 Horatio Alger Assoc. National Scholarship, D: Oct. 25, 2019

 2.0 GPA or higher

 

Selected criteria from webpage:

“The National Scholarship is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. National Scholars receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference.  Recipients must attend the National Scholars Conference to receive the award.

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2020 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen”

https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/

Horatio Alger Associations has several different scholarship programs. Click on the link above to explore those.

Over $35,000 in Scholarships Possibilities and Where to Find More, Plus How the TSU Writing Center Can Help You

August 21, 2019
  1. https://grasshopper.com/entrepreneur-scholarship/

$ 5,000 Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship.  Deadline: Aug. 30, 2019.

Applicant:

  • current college student or incoming freshman enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in a Spring, Summer, or Fall 2019 semester
  • enrolled at an accredited American college, university, or trade school
  • write about a 500-word essay addressing the essay topic: “How is social responsibility important to you as an entrepreneur? How does it play a role in your company’s (or future company’s) mission?”

  1.  https://www.dosomething.org/us/about/easy-scholarships

DoSomething.Org–No GPA required, only good works

DoSomething.Org is for people ages 13-25 and encourages young people to do something, to complete social action through campaigns.

Scholarships and opportunities are ongoing throughout the year, some times as much as $10,000.

Some of the opportunities are

$5,000 Shred Hate Scholarship, Deadline: Aug. 31, 2019

$2,500 Invest in Us Scholarship, Deadline: Aug. 31, 2019

$2,500 Huddle Up to Play Scholarship, Deadline: Sept. 15, 2019

$5,000 Cancel Bullying Scholarship, Deadline: Nov. 1, 2019

I have met two students over the years attending TSU who have received a DoSomething.org scholarship.

 

  1. https://scholarshipamerica.org/give/our-scholarships/dream-award/

Up to $15,000 Scholarship America Dream Award, Deadline: Oct 15, 2019.

Selected criteria from website:

How Does It Work?

Students who receive the Dream Award have completed at least their first year of their college education, have a significant financial need, and have overcome obstacles through sheer determination.

Who Can Qualify?

Applicants for the 2020-21 Dream Award must:

  • Be at least 17 years of age.
  • Be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident card), or individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).
  • Have received a high school diploma or the equivalent from a U.S. school by September 2019.
  • Have completed or expect to successfully complete a minimum of one full year of postsecondary education by June 2020.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at the sophomore year level or higher at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire 2020–21 academic year.
  • Be studying to obtain an associate’s or first bachelor’s degree.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
  • Demonstrate financial need.”

For High School students only

https://www.spaceclub.org/education/olin-teague.html

$4,000 Olin E. Teague Scholarship, Deadline: Oct. 11, 2019

Awarded to a high school senior, graduating from an accredited U.S. high school with the intent of attending an accredited U.S. college or university in Fall 2020

Applicant must plan to pursue undergraduate or graduate studies in an aerospace field

 

 How the TSU Writing Center Can Help You:

If you are a TSU student, we can help you review the scholarships and address what each scholarship is asking for. If you have doubts about completing a scholarship, we can help you brainstorm ways to successfully complete that scholarship. We can review your several drafts, offering advice on how to improve each draft of your scholarship essays.

Writing Help and Scholarship Coaching at the TSU Writing Center

If you are a Tennessee State University student and would like help with scholarship applications, essays, or any other writing concern, know that the Writing Center at Tennessee State University, found in room 310, Student Success Center, also known as the Harold M. Love Learning Resource Center (LRC), is available to you.

During the Fall 2019 semester, hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-6:00 pm, 615.963.5102

For online scheduling: https://tnstate.mywconline.com/

Register for an account, and schedule your appointment!

For personal scholarship coaching, choose Mr. Michael Turner, signing up for 30 minutes or an hour, and we will look for scholarships that pertain to your major and your personal circumstances.

To Search for More Scholarships Like Those Above:

https://jlvcollegecounseling.com/scholarships/

I find a lot of scholarships at this very reliable scholarship directory—JLV College Counseling

More than $8,000 worth of scholarships, some deadlines July 31 or Aug 1, others later

July 24, 2019

https://www.couragetogrowscholarship.com/

Courage to Grow Scholarship–$500. Deadline: July 31, 2019.

            Applicants

  • Junior or senior in high school or college student with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Explain in 250 words or less why you believe that you should be awarded this scholarship
  • Review past winners and About Us

https://www.unigo.com/m/scholarships/citizensbank

Citizens Bank Undergraduate Scholarship–$2,500.  Deadline: August 1, 2019.

 Applicants:

  • 17 years of age or older at the time of application
  • legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • enrolled as an undergraduate in accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning for the school year 2019-2020.
  • write 250 words or less on how you would use $100,000 to benefit your community

https://grasshopper.com/entrepreneur-scholarship/

Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship–$5,000.  Deadline: Aug. 30, 2019.

Applicant:

  • current college student or incoming freshman enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program in a Spring, Summer, or Fall 2019 semester
  • enrolled at an accredited American college, university, or trade school
  • write about a 500-word essay addressing the essay topic: “How is social responsibility important to you as an entrepreneur? How does it play a role in your company’s (or future company’s) mission?”

Find below three PDF handouts recently created for our Summer Completion Academy, containing 1-5 sentence scholarships, 250 words or less scholarships, and essay scholarships (around 500 words or more).

Some of the deadlines are in July, August, or later.

 

One to Five Sentence Scholarships Opportunities SCA

Paragraph and 250 Word or Less Scholarships Opportunities SCA

Essay Scholarships Opportunities SCA

More than $10,000 in Scholarships and Opportunities and Where I Found Them (and Where You can Find More)

June 19, 2019
  1. https://www.caring.com/caregivers/scholarships-for-student-caregivers

$1,500 Caring Scholarship, D: June 30, 2019

Selected criteria (read full page for details)

“At Caring.com, we understand the demanding lifestyle of student-caregivers and the challenges they may face. The Student-Caregiver Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who are caring for an adult relative while enrolled in college.

Two scholarships of $1,500 are awarded each year to student-caregivers to help cover costs of tuition and books. Applicants must be full-time college students at an accredited two-or-four-year college or university in the United States, or full-time high school students who are registered to attend a qualifying institution the following semester.

How to Apply

Interested students can submit either a 1,500-word essay or a two-minute video addressing the following questions:

  • Who are you caring for and how are you involved as their caregiver?
  • How has your role as a caregiver influenced the decision for your major/career path?
  • How would this scholarship be helpful to you in your current student-caregiving role?

Eligibility Requirements for College Students

The Caring.com Student-Caregiver scholarship is open to full-time college students at an accredited two-or-four year college or university in the United States. Other eligibility requirements include:

  • Applicants must be citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States.
  • Applicants cannot be on academic disciplinary status.

 Eligibility Requirements for High School Students

Student-caregivers who are still in high school are welcome to apply for the Caring.com Scholarship. Eligible high school applicants must be full-time students and be registered to attend a two-or-four year college or university the semester following their application. Other eligibility requirements include:

  • Applicants must be citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States.
  • Applicants cannot be on academic disciplinary status.”
  1. https://www.usni.org/essay-contests

Essay Contests offered by the U.S. Naval Institute

$5,000, $2,500 and $1, 500 Naval Intelligence Essay Contest, D: July 31, 2019

$5,000, $2,500 and $1, 500 Marine Corps Essay Contest, D: Aug. 31, 2019

Selected criteria from website:

The following applies to both essay contests

 “Eligibility: Open to all contributors–active-duty military, reservists, veterans, and civilians.

Length: 2,500 words maximum (excludes footnotes/endnotes/sources).

Prior Publication: Essays must be original, not been previously published (online or in print) or being considered for publication elsewhere.”

  1. http://biomovies.tve.org/competitions/global-youth-video-competition-2019/

2019 Global Youth Video Competition, D: July 28, 2019

Selected criteria from webpage:

“Are you 18-30 and inspired to save the planet?

Submit a 3 minute video for a chance to be a youth reporter at the UN Climate Conference in Chile in December 2019.”

While this isn’t a scholarship, it is an opportunity you might be interested in.

Where I Found These

https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/by-major/writing-scholarships

I found the scholarships that involve writing at the above link.

The video completion I just stumbled upon.

 

https://www.unigo.com/scholarships

You can explore the Scholarship Directory at Unigo for more scholarships.

Over $28,000 in Scholarships Available–Deadlines in June, July, Aug and beyond

June 13, 2019

https://files.constantcontact.com/87abd35a601/5d082e70-579a-4861-b8a8-1d66a3e4d894.pdf

The Scholarship Tigers June 2019 Newsletter has been released.

Find over $28,000 worth of scholarships at the link above.

 Here are a few of them:

$1,000 PowerPoetry.org Glow-up, Grow Up Scholarship Slam, D: June 27, 2019

$1,000 Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship, D: June 30, 2019

$1,000 Power Legal Group Scholarship, D: June 30, 2019

$5,000 Emergency Dentists USA’s 4th Annual Video Scholarship, D: July 1, 2019

$1,000 ResumeCompanion Scholarship, D: July 14, 2019

$3,000-$1,000 2019 NPG Student Poster Scholarship Contest, Deadlines: Contest A: July 15, 2019; Contest B: Oct. 15, 2019

Awards up to $26,000; Top Prize: $10,000; 2019 NASA/Cinespace Video Competition, D: July 15, 2019

$2,000 Bachus & Schanker, LLC Scholarship, Deadline for Spring semester: July 30, 2019; Deadline for Fall semester: Nov 30, 2019

$1,500, $750 and $500 Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest, D: July 31, 2019 (essay about Abraham Lincoln): You must be a full time, undergraduate student in an American college or university during the Spring 2019 semester. You do not have to be an American citizen, but you do need to be attending an American college or university during the eligibility period.

$1,000 Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship, D: July 31, 2019

$2,500 First Step Sutliff and Stout Scholarship, D: Aug 1, 2019

$2,500 Citizens Bank Undergraduate Scholarship, D: August 1, 2019

$10,000 Adoption Network Law Center Scholarship, D: Oct 15, 2019

$10,000 Unigo Scholarship, D: Dec 31, 2019

Ellen Degeneres Scholarship, ongoing

 

Information about Where You Can Find More Scholarships Like This

And How to Receive Entire Blog Entries from ScholarshipTigers.com as They Are Published

 

Scholarships Due in June and July–Thousands Could Follow

June 11, 2019

In Dr. Jeff Thompson’s English 1010 class, I gave a workshop on scholarships with upcoming deadlines in June and July and beyond, where students can apply for thousands of dollars in scholarships.

This handout also contains links to opportunities that pertain to individual students in the class.

Information about where to find more scholarships is included at the end of the handout, including one more link than in previous handouts.

Dr-Thompson-Scholarship-Writing-Workshop-11-June-2019

Over $80,000 Opportunities for Graduating High School Seniors and College Students

May 17, 2019

$18,000 CIA Undergraduate Scholarships

https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities/undergraduate-scholarships.html

Up to $18,000 CIA Undergraduate Scholarships, D: July 31, 2019

From webpage:

“This scholarship is a financial needs-based program for graduating high school seniors, first-year undergraduate students and, in some cases, second-year undergraduate students who are looking to work summers in Washington, DC while attending an accredited college or university during the school year.

In this program, you will perform meaningful work related to your college major. In addition to a year-round salary, recipients are provided up to $18,000 in tuition assistance per calendar year, and are eligible for health insurance, paid time off and more.

Undergraduate scholarship participants are required to work for at least two 90-day sessions before graduation and be employed by the CIA after graduation for a period of 1.5 years for each year of paid scholarship.

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted February 15 through July 31 for the summer of the next year.”

https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-opportunities/student-programs-overview.html

Overview of other Student Opportunities at the Central Intelligence Agency

Opportunities include undergraduate internships, graduate studies programs, graduate studies scholarships, language opportunities, just to name a few.

More than $62,000 in Scholarships

https://files.constantcontact.com/87abd35a601/02ddb340-bdc5-47a2-87bb-a4b46cbb7a1b.pdf

We recently sent out a scholarship newsletter aimed at graduating high school seniors who will be students in college in Fall 2019.

Many of these scholarships are also open to undergraduate students in college, and some are even open for graduate students.

How to Receive Entire Blog Entries from ScholarshipTigers.com as They are Published

On the right hand side of the webpage, scroll down until you see the words, EMAIL SUBSCRIPTION.

If you enter your email address and click on the box, SIGN ME UP, you should receive an email, and then all you have to do is confirm it.

You will then receive blog updates with scholarships, PDFs, and clues so that you can discover more college money and aim for less student debt.


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