Week #8: Money Mania—Scholarships, Internships, and Opportunities to Pay For School


Check your TSU email address once a week, even during the summer.

Observation: Your TSU email address is like your business email address.

Use it carefully, and check it often (at least once a week), even during the summer.

Several TSU students I have talked to receive scholarships from the TSU Foundation and received notice in July. Some students do not read their student email during the summer, so they miss out on last minute notices.

College and Senior in High School


2019 Negative Population Growth (NPG) Essay Scholarship Contest, D: April 19, 2019

Prizes from $750 to $2,000

Selected criteria from webpage:

“Write a letter to the 100+ new members of the 116th Congress explaining why US population size and growth are serious problems for our nation.   What do you expect them to do to help the situation?

Document must be in MSWord or an MS Word compatible file to be considered, (Google Docs will not be accepted), and include the entrant’s name, address, email, and telephone number. Letter should be between 500 and 750 words, in 12-14 pt. font. Only the body of the letter will be considered in the word count. If cited sources are included, they are not included in the word count.

Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident.

Applicant must be a senior in high school or a college freshman, sophomore, or junior enrolled in an official undergraduate program of study for the Fall 2019 semester. Applicant must be 14 years old or older.

Applicant must be enrolled in or attending an accredited school within the United States, or operated overseas by the U.S. government, for the Fall 2019semester.”


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

Selected criteria:


Students (U.S. residents or permanent residents only) currently attending a college or junior college or who are in the process of applying for college, who will still be enrolled by the Power Legal Group Scholarship December 1st notification date.


We are offering the Power Legal Group Scholarship to those interested in attending college or already in college.


Submit a 400-500 word essay on one of the following topics:

  • Describe what you plan on doing after you graduate from college and why.
  • What are some clever or innovative ways to foster customer-business relationships online?
  • What major are you most interested in and why?”


2019 NPG Student Poster Scholarship Contest, Deadlines: Contest A: July 15, 2019; Contest B: Oct. 15, 2019

Scholarship prizes ranging from $1,000 to $3,000

2019 Poster Theme: “Too Many People”

High School Students


$10,000 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, D: April 15, 2019

Selected criteria:

“The Barron Prize welcomes applications from public-spirited young people who are, on our April 15 deadline:

  • between the ages of 8 and 18 (not yet age 19)
  • permanent residents of and currently residing in the U.S.A. or Canada
  • currently working on an inspiring service project or have done so within the past 12 months
  • working as an individual to lead their service work. The Barron Prize does not accept applications from large groups of young people.

The Barron Prize does not discriminate against its applicants based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

Winners each receive $10,000 to be applied to their higher education or to their service project.”

Read all the rules to see if your service project qualifies or to get an idea to create one for next year.


How to Find More Scholarships


To find scholarships, search out JLV College Counseling’s list of scholarships and contests.

These are scholarships that can be searched by major, age/grade level, minority, gender, military, etc.

I use this website extensively and find scholarships I share on this blog.

Internships and Other Ways to Learn (Experiential Learning)


Your first step as a TSU student is to avail yourself of opportunities only available to you, and you find those connections through the TSU Career Development Center and the link above.

Here you can find opportunities through TigerTrack, interconnect, and the Internship Listing Guide.

Learn about internships, cooperative education (co-ops), job shadowing, study abroad, service learning, and undergraduate research.



Here are links to describe the process that TSU students can use to search for internships.

Other Internship information found at Tnstate.edu


Go to the Search TSU box in the upper right hand corner and type in internship and hit ENTER.

You will find different TSU webpages that contain internship information. If you find the links out of date, then just google the internship possibility to see if the program is being offered in 2019.



Jobs or internships for the College of Public Service

Click to access Graduate%20School%20Page%201.pdf

Internships for graduate school students


Internships for Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CEED)


Internship programs for Communications majors


Scholarship and internship opportunities compiled by Tennessee Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (TLSAMP) program at TSU


College of Business internships


The following links were chosen from what I found by typing in internship into the Search field.

Click to access Internship%20Listing%20Guide.pdf

Click to access Internship%20Listing%20Guide.pdf

TSU Career Development Center Internship Listings Guides

Internship Information and Databases







https://www.usajobs.gov/ –for jobs and internships with the federal government


http://ed2010.com/whisper-jobs/#s=1 –for media jobs


https://creativemornings.com/jobs –find internships and jobs for creatives


These internship information and databases comes from the following three articles. The articles contain more websites you might want to check out.


“How to Get a Summer Internship in 8 (Pretty) Easy Steps” by Sabrina Rojas Weiss, Jan. 23, 2019


The following article on Forbes.com, “The Best Websites—and Strategies—for Finding an Internship in 2017,” dated February 2, 2017, wherein Karsten Strauss interviews Lauren Berger, founder and head of InternQueen.com.

I have listed internqueen.com first because Lauren seems to have some good advice for finding internships.


“The 10 Best Websites for Internships” by Elizabeth Alvarado, dated July 13, 2017, contains more than 10 websites.

By typing internships 2019 into Google News, you will find articles about internships offered in 2019 that can be very valuable.


Interesting suggestions here about how to land your dream internship, Forbes Coaches Council, July 23, 2018


This is a handout created for ideas on how to find your calling and more internship possibilities given by me in April 2018.

Find Other Opportunities to Pay for School

Some opportunities are not scholarships per se, but offer money, trips, or prizes in video competitions. These can be ways to try for money that other people wouldn’t even think about. Or try for something cool to put on resumes or scholarship applications.


$1,000 One Planet, Many People Scholarship Video Contest, D: Apr 15, 2019

Selected criteria from website:

The Contest: Students should create a video no more than 60 seconds in length exploring the impacts of human population growth on their neighborhood, city, state, country, or on our planet.

Eligibility: Entrants must be seniors in high school or college undergraduates who will attend college in 2019. Entrants from outside the United States and students who will attend colleges outside the United States may enter.

Submission of Videos: Completed videos should be uploaded to YouTube.  Entrants should complete the online Entry Form at that time. Students should save a copy of the submitted video. Videos will be judged solely on their content in the English language.

Title Screen: Entries should include a brief title screen that includes the contest title “One Planet, Many People”, the name of the entrant and the title of the video.

Length: Videos should not exceed 60 seconds in length, including the title screen.

Video Equipment: Videos may be produced on any equipment available to the entrant, including cell phones, video cameras, and computers. Videos may be in color or black and white, with or without sound, and with or without animation.

Assistance: Professional assistance is not allowed. Winners will be required to certify that they did not use professional assistance.

Dates:  All entries must be submitted in digital format before April 16, 2019.  Winners will be announced in May, 2019.

Scholarship Prizes:  Four scholarships will be awarded, each for $1000.  The prizes will be sent directly to the college in which the winner plans to matriculate.”



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

Description: ” Submit a ten (10) minute or less short film inspired by, and using, actual NASA footage to the 2019 CineSpace Short Film Competition for a chance to win prizes and get your film screened in front of renown director Richard Linklater (Boyhood, Dazed and Confused) at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival this November.”


I found the two above video competitions at the website above. This can be a good resource to find video competitions.

I would suggest not spending lots of money on equipment or fees. Weigh any costs against what you learn and the prize.

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