Thousands in Scholarships Workshop, Th, Feb 20, 11 am- 12 noon, more than $15,000 in possibilities

February 18, 2020

How the TSU Writing Center Can Help You Find Thousands

in Scholarships Workshop

Please visit us for a scholarship workshop given on Thursday, February 20, from 11 am-12 noon at the TSU Writing Center, room 310, Student Success Center.

You will also hear from a TSU student who received $5,500 in scholarship money as a sophomore because she came to the TSU Writing Center tutors for assistance as a freshman.

Writing tutor and scholarship coach, Mike Turner, will tell you how the Writing Center can assist you in applying for TSU Foundation scholarships and other external scholarships to pay for college with more money, less debt.

Handout-ThousandsinScholarshipWorkshop20Feb2020

Find above a PDF handout of this blog post for easy download.

TSU Foundation Scholarships and Other Scholarships

Exclusively for TSU students

 

On Wednesday, Feb 19 , the application period for TSU Foundation scholarships open. Deadline is March 31, 2020.

Thousands of dollars are available, but you have to make yourself stand out from the crowd!

Hear how one student as a freshman did that by getting help from the TSU Writing Center to receive $5,500 in scholarships.

$3,000 was received from a TSU Foundation scholarship.

Learn how you should make your application stand out by

  • creating enough distance to think like a scholarship giver
  • if an organization you volunteered for is unfamiliar, then give a brief description for the organization
  • think of 2 or 3 highlights of what you did for each organization you list
  • work on your application a little at a time in 15, 30, and hour slots—schedule your success
  • have tutors in the TSU Writing Center review your application and short answer essays to make them stand out and improve your chances

https://tnstate.academicworks.com/

TSU Foundation Scholarships open around February 19, 2020. Deadline for submission is March 31, 2020.

http://www.tnstate.edu/business/scholarships.aspx

TSU College of Business Scholarships and Awards

We will discuss opportunities for business and business-related majors.

External Scholarships To Help You Pay for College  

https://www.cfmt.org/grants-scholarships/scholarships/

The TSU student will also share with you how she received $2,500 from a Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee scholarship.

Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee scholarships, D: March 15, 2020

CFMT administers over 100 scholarships. See if any apply to you and your circumstances.

Some scholarships you might explore (there might be more): Teddy Wilburn Scholarship Fund, Emmett H. Turner Scholarship Fund, Mike and Mary Jean Kruse Scholarship Fund, Nashville Academy of Medicine Alliance Scholarship Fund for Nursing, Steve Thompson Scholarship Fund.

https://www.cof.org/community-foundation-locator

Find a Community Foundation Close to You—there are many community foundations across the United States and many administer scholarships. Find if your community foundation does.

More External Scholarship Opportunities

 

  1. https://www.regions.com/promo/black-history-scholarship

 $3,500 Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest, D: Feb. 29, 2020

 Go further down the page to read winning scholarship essays (500 words or less) that won in 2019.

Many people do not apply for scholarships that involve writing. But you have the TSU Writing Center here to help you. Come and visit us to brainstorm ideas and later to review your essays before you submit them.

Selected criteria from webpage:

“Who inspires you?

Is there a particular African-American who inspires you?

Write about an African-American who has inspired and motivated you for the opportunity to earn a $5,000 or $3,500 scholarship. Essays should be 500 words or less and should:

Address how an African-American has been an inspiration in your life.

Discuss the contributions of the African-American individual who has served to inspire and motivate you.

COLLEGE STUDENTS

Regions will award $3,500 scholarships to 15 freshmen, sophomores or juniors who permanently reside in, or currently attend an accredited college in, states with Regions branches and will attend an accredited college in the U.S. during the 2020-2021 academic school year.”

Students who attend an accredited college in Tennessee and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher can enter this scholarship essay contest. Read the rules for complete information.

  1. http://www.beyondtheboroughs.org/the-scholarship/scholarship-requirements/

Up to $20,000 Beyond the Boroughs Scholarship, D: March 15, 2020

Selected criteria from website

For full-time students

Applicants can be current high school seniors entering college in the fall or students currently attending a college or university.

The scholarship will be paid directly to the institution of higher learning. Everyone who meets the requirements below is invited to apply.

Scholarship Application Requirements:

  • Acceptance to an accredited four-year college, university, or equivalent
  • Low income household
  • G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher
  • Involvement in an extra-curricular activity or work
  • Completion of full application including a completed Student Aid Report from the FAFSA or the CSS Profile”
  1. https://www.risecredit.com/rise-scholarship

$3,000 Rise Financial Progress Scholarship, D: May 1, 2020 or the first 1,000 applications submitted, whichever comes first

Description: “The RISE Financial Progress Scholarship Program is offering five scholarships of $3,000 each for college students who complete the RISE Financial Progress Course and discuss how it will help them achieve their financial goals. Applicants must be part-time or full-time undergraduate students (or planning to be in the upcoming semester) with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).”

Description taken from the Scholarship America database: https://scholarshipamerica.org/students/browse-scholarships/

 

  1. https://www.aspirehigherscholarships.com/about.html

 up to $10,000 Aspire Higher Ortho Dermatologics Scholarship, D: Apr. 27, 2020

 selected criteria from webpage:

3 Undergraduate Scholar Awards—for students pursuing undergraduate degrees

 3 Graduate Scholar Awards—for students pursuing graduate degrees

 3 Today’s Woman Scholar Awards—for students who are mothers pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees

 Determine the scholarship category that fits your academic status. You may only apply within one category. Students pursuing technical/vocational degrees or certificates may be eligible. See Rules & Regulations.

 You may be eligible if you:

  • Are a United States citizen living in the United States
  • At the time of application, have applied to, have been accepted to, or are currently attending an accredited, nonprofit, two- or four-year college, university, or advanced (post-high school) vocational or technical school for academic year 2020-2021
  • Have been diagnosed with and treated for a dermatologic condition
  • Have been treated by a dermatologist, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner working in a dermatology practice
  • Used a prescription medicine to treat your dermatologic condition”

 

  1. http://www.pushexcel.org/scholarships/oralee/

$2,500 Ora Lee Sanders Scholarship, D: Apr 15, 2020

 Selected criteria:

“The Ora Lee Sanders Scholarship is awarded to students who are majoring in any college-approved major, achieve academic success, and play an active role in their communities.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited, four-year-degree, undergraduate program at a college or university in the U.S. by August 2020.
  • Must be entering freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior year (but not 5th year or greater).
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
  • Must demonstrate academic preparation to attend college and succeed.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to overcome obstacles to achieve academic and personal goals.”

 

  1. https://elcscholarships.elcinfo.com/

 $12,000 Ann Fudge Scholarship Program, D: Mar 20, 2020

Selected criteria:

“The Ann Fudge Scholarship is open to high achieving undergraduate black female students attending one of the nation’s top Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen at time of application.
  • The applicant’s classification status for Fall 2020 must be sophomore, junior or senior. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA.
  • Must be pursuing a degree in business and currently enrolled at an Historically Black College or University.”

 

  1. https://elcscholarships.elcinfo.com/

 Check out the other 2020 undergraduate scholarship programs offered by the Executive Leadership Council, D: Mar 20, 2020

More Scholarships (Year-Round—use these resources)

https://scholarshipamerica.org/students/browse-scholarships/

Scholarship America Open Scholarships

 

https://jlvcollegecounseling.com/scholarships/

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

https://www.unigo.com/scholarships

Browse millions of scholarships at Unigo’s Scholarship Directory at the above link.

https://www.salliemae.com/student-loans/graduate-school-information/graduate-school-scholarships/

Graduate School Scholarship Search Engine

https://www.chegg.com/scholarships

Browse over 25,000 scholarships in the Chegg Scholarship database

https://www.scholarshipdesk.com/

Though Scholarship Desk if full of ads, I have found some good scholarships on it.

https://yescollege.com/guides/weird-scholarships/

200 Unique and Weird Scholarships Worth Applying For—there are some interesting scholarships on this list.

 

SKIP THE ADS! (Some of the ads are legitimate, but sadly I can’t vouch for them all. Avoid the single mom or single dad scholarships–I and a few other students have received calls, and some of the operators are not scrupulous, trying to pressure students in pursuing degrees at for-profit colleges and to take on heavy student loans.)

Writing Help and Scholarship Coaching at the TSU Writing Center

As a Tennessee State University student or faculty/staff member, 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 Spring 2020 semester, hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-6:00 pm, 615.963.5102

For online scheduling: http://mywco.com/tnstate

If you already have an account, log in and make an appointment.

If you don’t have an account, register for an account by clicking on “Register an Account” next to FIRST VISIT? 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. Or if you are having problems with making an appointment, email me at mjturner@tnstate.edu.

Over $20,000 in scholarships in February and March and More about How You Can Pursue Them

February 6, 2020

Over $20,000 in scholarships in February and March and More about How You Can Pursue Them

  1. https://bryancollinsscholarship.org/about-the-program/

$2,500 Bryan A. Collins Scholarship Program, D: Feb. 15, 2020

In honor of Bryan A. Collins, a well-respected student leader at TSU, this program awards $2,500 to outstanding TSU undergraduates “who demonstrate excellence in pursuit of their college degrees.”

Some of the criteria: Enrolled as an undergraduate student at TSU.  Involved in extra-curricular or campus activities outside the classroom, demonstrating leadership in such activities. GPA of 3.0 or higher. U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. One faculty recommendation.

  1. https://www.regions.com/promo/black-history-scholarship

$3,500 Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest, D: Feb. 29, 2020

Selected criteria from webpage:

Who inspires you?

Is there a particular African-American who inspires you?

Write about an African-American who has inspired and motivated you for the opportunity to earn a $5,000 or $3,500 scholarship. Essays should be 500 words or less and should:

  1. Address how an African-American has been an inspiration in your life.
  2. Discuss the contributions of the African-American individual who has served to inspire and motivate you.

COLLEGE STUDENTS

Regions will award $3,500 scholarships to 15 freshmen, sophomores or juniors who permanently reside in, or currently attend an accredited college in, states with Regions branches and will attend an accredited college in the U.S. during the 2020-2021 academic school year.”

Students who attend TSU and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher can enter this scholarship essay contest.

  1. https://www.tmcf.org/students-alumni/scholarships/open-scholarships/

Open Scholarships at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund

There are currently six scholarships open.  I recommend students check back every two weeks to see which of the 500 available scholarships are open.

Some of these open are

TMCF/WELLS FARGO Scholarship, D: Mar. 9, 2020–$5,000 for the 2020-2021 academic school year. Enrolled full-time as a sophomore, junior or senior at a TCMF member school during the 2020-2021 academic school year (TSU is a TCMF-member school). Current GPA of 3.0 or higher. Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

ETS/TMCF Presidential Scholarship Program, D: Mar 16, 2020—full-tuition-only need/merit scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic school year. Enrolled full-time as a junior or senior during the 2020-2021 academic school year. Current GPA of 3.5 or higher. Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

  1. https://tnstate.academicworks.com/

TSU Foundation Academic Works Scholarships, 2020-2021, will open around Feb 19 or so, D: Mar 31, 2020

Many TSU students apply for this scholarship, but some do not.

The TSU Writing Center has assisted students by helping them brainstorm and review the application and the written responses.

Only on-line applications will be accepted. Scholarship funding is limited and meeting the minimum requirements for a scholarship does not guarantee scholarship selection. New and currently enrolled undergraduate students may apply. For questions regarding the scholarship application process, students should contact Dr. Darlene Harris-Vasser at 615-963-5794 (information gleaned from an email sent out on Jan. 31, 2020).

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

 $1,000 Return to College Scholarship, D: Apr 30, 2020

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 your degree?”
  • Can submit up to 10-11 times different answers

 

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

 Unigo Scholarships, more than $15,000 in 2020 

To apply for these scholarships, you will have to complete a profile at Unigo.com, which will show you more scholarships you can apply for.

You will have to click on APPLY NOW to find the scholarship prompt.

Also, if you click on PREVIOUS WINNERS found on the right-hand side, you will see past prompts and entries that won the scholarships over the years.

  1. https://immigrantsrising.org/2020scholarships/

2020 Scholarship and Fellowship List for International Students, Undergraduate and Graduate Students

There are many international students who attend TSU. Thre are opportunities they can find from the above website to help them pay for college.

How the TSU Writing Center Can Help You Find Thousands in Scholarships Workshop

Please visit us for a scholarship workshop given on Thursday, February 20, from 11 am-12 noon at the TSU Writing Center, room 310, Student Success Center.

Writing tutor and scholarship coach, Mike Turner, will tell you how the Writing Center can assist you in applying for TSU Foundation scholarships and other external scholarships to pay for college with more money, less debt.

You will also hear from a TSU student who received $5,500 in scholarship money as a sophomore because she came to the TSU Writing Center tutors for assistance as a freshmen.

Writing Help and Scholarship Coaching at the TSU Writing Center

As a Tennessee State University student or faculty/staff member, 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 Spring 2020 semester, hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-6:00 pm, 615.963.5102

For online scheduling: http://mywco.com/tnstate

If you already have an account, log in and make an appointment.

If you don’t have an account, register for an account by clicking on “Register an Account” next to FIRST VISIT? 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. Or if you are having problems with making an appointment, email me at mjturner@tnstate.edu.

Upcoming Scholarships–Over $30,000 Dollars

January 21, 2020

Upcoming Scholarships (Deadlines in Jan and Feb 2020)

 

  1. https://www.tacobellfoundation.org/live-mas-scholarship/

 $25,000, $10,000, and $5,000 Taco Bell Live Mas Scholarship, D: Jan. 23, 2020

The deadline for this scholarship is Thursday, so if you qualify, make 2-3 videos with your phone or tablet, answer the questions below, choose which one is the best (if you need to reduce the size of your video, google reduce the size of my video file or something similar), and then upload the video.

Create a 2 minute or less about your passion and you might earn this scholarship

Selected criteria from website:

Ages 16-24, legal resident of the U.S., no third-party infringement (read the rules to understand)

“Submit a video that addresses these questions:

  • What post-secondary education program, college or certificate/degree program are you attending?
  • What impact will following your passion have on your local community or the world?
  • How do you plan to achieve your passion through your educational goals?
  • What is your dream college, school or next step in your education?

 TECHNICAL STUFF

Your submission video must be between 30 seconds and 2 minutes in length. Think about filming this video on your phone, computer, tablet, school or library’s computer lab, or any other MP4 video-enabled camera to which you have access. It could be a short film, animation, or a simple testimonial. This isn’t about how well you can make a film—we want to learn more about you and your passion.”

 

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

 

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

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 your degree?”

https://files.constantcontact.com/87abd35a601/1c6bbe8f-76f4-4537-acf3-4bb4cd7b4bed.pdf

This is the January-February Scholarship Tigers Newsletter—while some of the deadlines have passed, there are many more scholarships that have upcoming deadlines.

Some here are

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

Up to $20,000 Boren Scholarships for Undergraduate Students, D: Feb 5, 2019

Boren Fellowships for Graduate Students, D: Jan 29, 2020

Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship Program, D: Feb 14, 2020

$1,000-$5,000 Undergraduate Security Scholarship, D: Feb 24, 2020

$1,000-$5,000 Graduate Security Scholarship, D: Mar 2, 2020

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

New Scholarships Not Listed Before (And Where You Can Find More)

  1. https://www.unionplus.org/benefits/education/union-plus-scholarships

$500-$4,000 Union Scholarship Program, D: Jan 31, 2020

Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome.

Selected criteria from webpage above For complete details, visit the website:

“Eligibility

Current and retired members of participating unions, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations). At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant’s spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent). The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31 of the scholarship year.

 Evaluation Criteria

This is a competitive scholarship. Applicants are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended. The required essays can account for up to half your total score. Scholarship applicants are judged by a committee of impartial post-secondary educators.”

https://studentloanhero.com/featured/free-money-for-college-grants-scholarships/

I found the scholarship in the article above, “Experts Reveal 19 Best Places to Find Free Money for College” by Christy Rakoczy.

There are many more scholarship possibilities found within this article.

 

SKIP THE ADS! (Some of the ads are legitimate, but sadly I can’t vouch for them all. Avoid the single mom or single dad scholarships–I and a few other students have received calls, and some of the operators are not scrupulous, trying to pressure students in pursuing degrees at for-profit colleges and to take on heavy student loans.)

 

Benefits.gov–Looking for Scholarships, Internships, and other Government Programs

https://www.benefits.gov/

Benefits.gov is the portal for information about government benefits, which incorporates state information.

Students, and also parents, can choose to answer questions in the Benefit Finder tool and find benefits, including scholarships, internships, and government programs, they can apply for.

Also, under Benefits, you can choose “Browse Benefits” to explore benefits by category without using the Benefits Finder tool.

$10,000 GE-Reagan Found Scholarship and $10,000 Amazon Future Engineer for High School Seniors; $40,000 College Board Opportunity Scholarships for High School Juniors; and How to Find Opportunities for High School, Middle School, and Elementary School Students

December 13, 2019

Opportunities for High School Seniors

  1. https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/

$10,000 (up to $40,000 for 4 years) GE-Ronald Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program, D: Jan 3, 2020

  1. https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/amazonfutureengineer/

$10,000 Amazon Future Engineer, 100 given; D: Jan 17, 2020

 Get a $10,000 a year scholarship (total: $40,000) towards an undergraduate degree in computer science and a guaranteed summer internship at Amazon.

To learn more about the Amazon Future Engineer program, https://www.amazonfutureengineer.com/

Opportunity for High School Juniors

https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/

$40,000 College Board Opportunity Scholarships (and more scholarships), ongoing, ends on Feb. 28, 2021 for the Class of 2021; “as of Dec. 1, 2019, juniors in high school”)

Each action you complete is a chance at scholarship money.

 

From website:

“I’m a student. Am I eligible?

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships program is currently open to all class of 2020 and class of 2021 students in the United States, Puerto Rico, and US territories, regardless of citizenship status. For the class of 2021, US citizens and residents attending Department of Defense Education Activity schools abroad may also participate. Students in the class of 2022 will be eligible in late 2020.

 

Are there family income requirements to earn scholarships?

This program is open to students regardless of their family income. At least half of all the scholarships (over $2 million) will be designated for students whose families earn less than $60,000 per year.”

For Students in High School, Middle School, and Elementary School

https://www.nassp.org/news-and-resources/nassp-approved-student-programs/?SSO=true

From website: “NASSP Approved Student Programs

Since 1941, NASSP has published the NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities for Students. The approval cycle for each edition spans from September of a given year through the following August.

The purpose of this list—developed through NASSP’s National Committee on Student Contests, Programs, and Activities—is to assist principals, teachers, parents, and students in determining the legitimacy and educational value of a variety of external student program opportunities.”

National Association of Secondary Principals creates a list of approved contests and activities for high school students. Some of the contests and activities apply to middle school students and elementary school students.

This list is a great place for high school students and their parents to find out about scholarships and competitions they can apply for. This is a treasure trove for students who wish to go to college with little or no debt.

Opportunities to Help Pay for Graduate School; Also, $5,000 Scholarship Opportunity for those in community college, the military, or undergraduate school

December 13, 2019

Opportunities for Graduate School

https://www.salliemae.com/student-loans/graduate-school-information/graduate-school-scholarships/

Graduate School Scholarship Search Engine, brought to you by SallieMae—you can also register for a chance to win $1,000.

https://www.sreducationgroup.org/scholarships/graduate-scholarship

$5,000 SR Education Group Graduate Scholarship, D: Dec 29, 2019

 

https://www.salliemae.com/landing/bridging-the-dream-for-graduates/

Bridging the Dream Scholarship for Graduate Students opens Jan 3, 2020

https://www.goingmerry.com/blog/scholarships-for-graduate-students/

Article containing a list of Graduate School Scholarships—if a deadline has passed, pay attention to know when the new deadline in 2020 will most likely come up

$5,000 Scholarships for those in Community College, Military, or Undergraduate School

https://www.sreducationgroup.org/#scholarships

$5,000 Scholarships, D: Dec 29, 2019; community college, military scholarships, and undergraduate scholarships

Over $100,000 in Scholarships and Opportunities in the Dec-Jan Scholarship Tigers Newsletter

December 11, 2019

https://files.constantcontact.com/87abd35a601/1c6bbe8f-76f4-4537-acf3-4bb4cd7b4bed.pdf

Find at the Link above the Dec-Jan Scholarship Tigers Newsletter over $100,000 in scholarships and other opportunities, including how to find more.

Some of scholarships you will find are

Unigo Scholarships, up to $13,000 in Dec and Jan

$3,000 Tobi Cares Scholarship Program, D: Dec 31, 2019

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

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships, $14,000 or more in scholarships available

$25,000, $10,000, and $5,000 Taco Bell Live Mas Scholarship, D: Jan. 23, 2020

DoSomething.Org—No GPA required, only good works, up to $15,000 in Dec and Jan

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

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

Up to $20,000 Boren Scholarships for Undergraduate Students, D: Feb 5, 2019

Boren Fellowships for Graduate Students, D: Jan 29, 2020

Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship Program, D: Feb 14, 2020

$1,000-$5,000 Undergraduate Security Scholarship, D: Feb 24, 2020

$1,000-$5,000 Graduate Security Scholarship, D: Mar 2, 2020

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

 

 

 

Taco Bell Live Mas Scholarship and Other Scholarships—Some Deadlines Very Close!

November 13, 2019

The Taco Bell Live Mas Scholarship is Now Open!

https://www.tacobellfoundation.org/live-mas-scholarship/

$25,000, $10,000, and $5,000 Taco Bell Live Mas Scholarship, D: Jan. 23, 2020

Create a 2 minute or less about your passion and you might earn this scholarship

Selected criteria from website:

Ages 16-24, legal resident of the U.S., no third-party infringement (read the rules to understand)

“Submit a video that addresses these questions:

  • What post-secondary education program, college or certificate/degree program are you attending?
  • What impact will following your passion have on your local community or the world?
  • How do you plan to achieve your passion through your educational goals?
  • What is your dream college, school or next step in your education?

TECHNICAL STUFF

Your submission video must be between 30 seconds and 2 minutes in length. Think about filming this video on your phone, computer, tablet, school or library’s computer lab, or any other MP4 video-enabled camera to which you have access. It could be a short film, animation, or a simple testimonial. This isn’t about how well you can make a film—we want to learn more about you and your passion.”

List of Scholarships and Other Opportunities

I discover a lot of scholarships and opportunities, but do not have time to write them all up like the one above.

If you wish, explore these further to see which ones apply to you.

Older Adults

https://www.soroptimist.org/our-work/live-your-dream-awards/apply-for-the-live-your-dream-awards.html

$10,000; $5,000; and $1,000 Live Your Dream Award, D: Nov 15, 2019

  • From website: “A woman who provides the primary financial support for yourself and your dependents. Dependents can include children, spouse, partner, siblings and/or parents.
  • Has financial need.
  • Is enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.
  • Is motivated to achieve your education and career goals.
  • Does not have a graduate degree.”

College/Soon to be In College

https://joybird.com/artful-aesthetic-scholarship/

$1,000 2019 Artful Aesthetic Joybird Scholarship, D: Dec. 1, 2019; college student or graduating senior in high school

Transfer Students (Community College to a 4-year program)

https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/undergraduate-transfer-scholarship/

Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, D: Nov. 20, 2019, Covers the undergraduate portion of a dual-degree program (usually 3rd and 4th year)

High School Seniors

https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/college-scholarship-program/

up to $40,000 Jack Kent Cooke Fnd College Scholarship Program, High School Senior, D: Nov 13, 2019

https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/

$10,000, up to $40,000 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program, High School Seniors, D: Jan. 3, 2020

Middle School

https://www.jkcf.org/our-scholarships/young-scholars-program/

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Young Scholars Program, D: Mar. 23, 2020, 7th graders

From website: “The Cooke Young Scholars Program is a selective five-year, pre-college scholarship for high-performing 7th grade students with financial need. It provides comprehensive academic and college advising, as well as financial support for school, Cooke-sponsored summer programs, internships, and other learning enrichment opportunities.”

Students in the Health Professions

Loans and Scholarships Information Provided by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA Health Workforce)

https://bhw.hrsa.gov/loans-scholarships

National Health Service Corps

Scholarships and loan repayment for primary care providers who practice in areas with limited access to care.

Nurse Corps

Scholarships and loan repayment for nurses who practice in areas with limited access to care.

School-Based Loans and Scholarships

Scholarships and loans for health care professions students.

Faculty Loan Repayment

Loan repayment for individuals from a disadvantaged background who want to pursue a career as a faculty member in a health professions school.

Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship

Scholarships for Native Hawaiians pursuing health professions degrees to serve the unique health needs of Hawaiian communities.

Anthony Oneal to speak Friday, Nov. 8, at 6 pm, and an Opportunity for STEM majors at TSU for Spring 2020

November 7, 2019

Anthony Oneal, author of DEBT-FREE DEGREE

As a TSU student, I have one suggestion: read your email. And if you are curious, google and research.

On Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, Anthony Oneal will give a talk on How to Get Rich: Wealth Attainment at 6:00 pm in Poag Auditorium, located in the Humanities building at Tennessee State University. The email says the event is open to the public.

The program is sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs: Office of the Dean of Students.

Who is Anthony Oneal? Do a little googling.

https://www.anthonyoneal.com/

At 19, he was homeless. He turned his life around, becoming “committed to helping students find and pursue their passions.”

He is also the author of two books.

From website: “Since 2003, Anthony has helped hundreds of thousands of students. He’s the national bestselling author of GRADUATE SURVIVAL GUIDE: 5 MISTAKES YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO MAKE IN COLLEGE and travels the country spreading his encouraging message to help teens and young adults start their lives off right. His latest book, DEBT-FREE DEGREE, launches October 2019.”

https://www.anthonyoneal.com/scholarships

Under Resources, there is a scholarship search tool, entitled DEBT-FREE DEGREE SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH.

https://www.anthonyoneal.com/november-giveaway

If you are a high school student, you can try for the November Scholarship Giveaway, one $1,500 scholarship and one $1,000 scholarship.

Tennessee State University Students (STEM majors) only:

Pay attention to your student email. This is how Tennessee State University officially communicates with all its students, and often scholarships or programs open only to TSU students will be sent there.

One email detailed the Tennessee Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (TLSAMP) program.

The deadline is Wed, Nov. 20, 2019, for the Spring 2020 semester.

If you have declared a major in the following STEM disciplines: Applied and Industrial Technologies, Agricultural Sciences, Architectural Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematical Sciences, or Mechanical Engineering, you should check out the program.

Some other qualifications for participation are

Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher for Mentor or Tutor positions, and 2.8 or higher for Research Assistant position. Research Assistants are responsible for securing a research position with a faculty member in one of the STEM disciplines.

The email goes into much more detail, so you can search your email by typing in Tennessee Louis Stokes Alliance.

One of the benefits of starting this program now or as a sophomore is to be eligible to receive a $32,000/year stipend as a participant in the Bridge to Doctorate (BD) Program.

http://www.tnstate.edu/tlsamp/apply.aspx  –This is where you can find the link to the application.

For additional information, please contact the TLSAMP office: Dr. Dee Green, TLSAMP Director, 615-963-1397 or dgreen10@tnstate.edu.

From the website: “Students who do not meet the eligibility criteria are eligible to enter into an agreement that allows them to demonstrate their capability and thereby become eligible for TLSAMP funding the following semester.”

More than $30,000 in Scholarship Opportunities in Celebration for the More Than Tea Tour

November 4, 2019

The following are scholarships that I will present at the More than Tea Tour on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 at 1:30-1:45 pm in the Auditorium, room 230, Student Success Center.

More scholarship information can be found at the Scholarship Tigers blog: https://scholarshiptigers.com/

TSU Writing Center Can Help You with Scholarships and More!

The TSU Writing Center is available to help with all your writing needs, including applications, essays, and brainstorming for scholarships.

If you want scholarship coaching session with Mike Turner, please sign up for an appointment with him, and we will search for scholarships, internships, and other opportunities that pertain to you and your situation.

You can make an appointment at the TSU Writing Center or create an account to make an appointment at https://tnstate.mywconline.com/

 

More Scholarships You Can Pursue

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

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

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

To apply for these scholarships, you will have to complete a profile at Unigo.com, which will show you more scholarships you can apply for.

You will have to click on APPLY NOW to find the scholarship prompt.

Also, if you click on PREVIOUS WINNERS found on the right-hand side, you will see past prompts and entries that won the scholarships over the years.

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

Over $15,000 in Do Something Scholarships, No GPA Required!

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

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 freshman, sophomore, or junior

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

–Demonstrate financial need via 1040 tax return

–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.

http://www.collegeispower.com/scholarship.cfm

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

From webpage:

“A scholarship to help you pay for college! The “College Is Power” scholarship is open to students age 17 and older who are currently in college or plan to start college within the next 12 months. Use the scholarship to pay for tuition, books, room and board, computers or anything else related to your education!

In 150 words or fewer, please answer: “What is your primary goal for going to school?”

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

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

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 your degree?”

$10,000 Scholarship Possibility this Monday, Nov 4, 2019 for TSU Students

October 31, 2019

More than Tea Tour, Mon, Nov 4

More than Tea Tour sponsored by Teavana will be happening at Tennessee State University, hosted by the Office of First-Year Students.

http://morethanteatour.com/

Highlights

$10,000 Scholarship (good for Spring 2020)

Mindfulness BLDR Connection

Dream BLDRS: Immersion

Tea On Campus

Tasting Experience

Discover your Better Self

Nov. 4, 1-4 pm

Student Success Center Auditorium, room 230

To qualify for the $10,000 Aspire Scholarship, you must attend the Monday, Nov. 4 event, from 1-4 pm.

Even if you can’t stay for the whole three hours, attend what you can and go the link above to see what you can learn from the event. 

From website:

“Aspire Scholarship

WIN $10,000

We pride ourselves on supporting students by breaking down barriers, opening doors, and offering access to college scholarships through multifaceted partnerships. Aspire presents More Than Tea Tour fueled by Teavana is excited to give another opportunity to a deserving fellow dreamer.

Our scholarship program requires no Essay, application, or minimum GPA.

To Enter:

  1. Follow @MoreThanTeaTour and @Live2Aspire
  2. Post an Instagram video. Tell us your name, college/university, major, and how the Aspire $10,000 Scholarship will fuel your Dream
  3. Tag @MoreThanTeaTour @Live2Aspire
  4. Use Hashtag #MoreThanTeaTour #DreamBLDRTeaChallenge

Winner will be revealed on the @MoreThanTeaTour Instagram December 2019.

Contestant must attend the More Than Tea Tour event on campus.

No nudity, profanity, hatred towards anyone or any images/suggestions of illegal activity.

Scholarship will be disbursed through university directly to your student account Spring 2020 semester.”


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