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Scholarships Galore and Writing Help from the TSU Writing Center—more than $10,000 in scholarships

March 26, 2020
  1. https://tnstate.academicworks.com/  

 TSU Foundation Scholarships–Potentially thousands for TSU students-Deadline: Mar 31, 2020! Hurry! 

 One student who got help from the TSU Writing Center received $3,000 from a TSU Foundation scholarship last year. 

You can make your application stand out by 

  • 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. 

 

2. https://tmcf.org/students-alumni/scholarships/open-scholarships/ 

Check out the Open Scholarships at Thurgood Marshall College Fund! 

Some of them are  

$2,250 TMCF/American Airlines HBCU Completion Scholarship, D: Apr 5, 2020 

$5,000 TMCF/The Breakfast Club HBCU Scholarship, D: Apr 13, 2020 

$7,200 TMCF Access Scholarship Program, D: Apr 27, 2020  

 

3. https://thebhwgroup.com/scholarship 

$3,000 BHW Women in STEM Academic Scholarship, D: April 15, 2020 

Selected criteria from webpage: 

“Who is eligible: 

Women who are pursuing an undergraduate or master’s degree and are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics during the 2020 school year. 

FAQ 

  • Can High School Seniors, who will be attending college next year, apply? Yes! 
  • Can Masters and Doctorate students apply? Yes! 
  • Can International students apply?   If you are attending a US-based school, yes. If your college is outside the US, you cannot apply at this time. 
  • What do we mean by “app”?   We mean any mobile or web-based application. This includes things like Instagram, Snapchat, Google Maps, etc. 
  • How is the award distributed?  Funds will be sent directly to the winner’s school.” 

 

4. http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm 

$1,000 B. Davis Scholarship, D: May 22, 2020 

Selected criteria from webpage:  

This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post-secondary institution.
 

There is no age restriction 

Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next 

This is not an academic scholarship, but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are. 

To apply for this scholarship, you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:

Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.” 

 

5. https://comedydefensivedriving.com/scholarships/ 

$1,000 Comedy Defensive Driving Scholarship, D: Dec 31, 2020 

Selected criteria:  

“Open to students planning on or currently attending an accredited college, university or continuing education program. 

No GPA Requirement, financial requirement, or any other kind of requirement – Just knowing you are making the effort to get out of bed and do something positive before noon qualifies. 

Take the pledge to not use your phone while driving, and definitely not to drive while you’re buzzed.. And definitely don’t use your phone if driving. 

All forms of ads accepted including: PSA, commercial, music, billboards, media, graphics, etc. MUST BE AN ADVERTISEMENT WITH CLEAR CALL-TO-ACTION. 

No time restraints; however, keep in mind that you are making an advertisement, not a Ridley Scott movie 

No overt profanity 

Nudity will not be allowed. 

Plagiarism automatically disqualified.” 

 

 Writing Help at the TSU Writing Center for Scholarships  

or Any Writing Concern 

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 is here for 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 help with any writing concern including resumes, applications, or essays for scholarships or internships, you can sign up for any available writing tutor. 

 

Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship Program: Pay for Internships Abroad Potential

March 11, 2020

https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship will pay for study abroad or help pay for an internship abroad.

“The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.

The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.”

Description taken from https://www.iie.org/programs/gilman-scholarship-program

This is a multi-faceted program that would be worth exploring if you are interested in studying abroad or interning abroad.

There is no minimum GPA requirement to apply to the Gilman International Scholarship.

We will mention this in the workshop tomorrow, Resumes for Internships, Scholarships, and Beyond on Thursday, March 12, from 10 am-11 am at the TSU Writing Center, room 310, Student Success Center (aka LRC).

Resumes for Internships, Scholarships, and Beyond Wksp, Th, Mar 12, 2020, 10-11 am

March 10, 2020

Please visit us for a scholarship workshop given on Thursday, March 12, from 10 am-11 am at the TSU Writing Center, room 310, Student Success Center (aka LRC).

Come hear how KeAnna, a TSU student, received over $35,000 in total for 2018-2019 and the 2019-2020 school year.

Then, writing instructor/tutor and scholarship coach, Mike Turner, will tell you how the Writing Center can assist you in finding internships and scholarships.

Next, writing instructor/tutor, Lori Danley, will go over what you should include in a resume when applying for internships and scholarships, and how your resume is a “living” document, needing to change depending upon the opportunity or your aspirations.

Resumes-for-Internships-Scholarships-Beyond-12-March-2020

If you click the link above, you can get this complete blog post as a PDF.

Internships and Other Ways to Learn (Experiential Learning)

http://www.tnstate.edu/careers/experiential/

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, InternCONNECT, and the Internship Listing Guide.

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

http://www.tnstate.edu/careers/experiential/internship.aspx

http://www.tnstate.edu/careers/experiential/findaninternship.aspx

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

Other Internship information found at Tnstate.edu

http://www.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 2020.

http://www.tnstate.edu/cpsua/find_jobs_and_internships.aspx

Job or internships for the College of Public Service

http://www.tnstate.edu/Communications/internship_program.aspx

Internship programs for Communications majors

http://www.tnstate.edu/tlsamp/opp_info.aspx

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

 

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

College of Business internships

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

http://www.tnstate.edu/careers/Internship%20Listing%20Guide.pdf

http://www.tnstate.edu/careers/documents/Internship%20Listing%20Guide.pdf

TSU Career Development Center Internship Listings Guides

Internship Information and Databases

https://www.internqueen.com/

https://www.wayup.com/

http://www.internships.com/

http://freefashioninternships.com/

http://www.idealist.org/

https://www.mediabistro.com/

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

https://www.benefits.gov/ –using the Benefit Finder, you can find opportunities before you enter college, while you are in college, and after college

https://www.coolworks.com/

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

https://www.internjobs.com/

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

https://www.youtern.com/cm/candidate/search_jobs

These internship information and databases came from various articles on the Internet.

Articles about How to Land an Internship

https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/summer-internship-application-tips

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

 

https://news.google.com/

By typing internships 2020 into Google News, you will find articles about internships offered in 2020 that can be very valuable.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2018/07/23/13-ways-to-land-your-dream-internship/#952d82314941

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

Internship Opportunities 2020 I Found

Many times, internship possibilities will be listed under early career or other such words. Here are a few interesting finds.

https://tnmuseum.org/internship-program

Tennessee State Museum 2020 Summer Internships, D: Mar. 22, 2020

Paid internships begin June 1, 2020.

Do you love museums, history, or art? Are you looking for career experience that provides a project-based, mentor-led museum environment? If so, apply to become a paid college intern at the Tennessee State Museum.

Open Internships: K-12 Education; Public Programming; Collections Management (5 positions); Exhibit Development; Communications

https://www.tmcf.org/career/tmcf-2020-placement-opportunities/

Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) Internship Opportunities, D: May 1, 2020, including information about qualifications

https://www.tmcf.org/students-alumni/internships/

Overview of TMCF Internships, including internship tips

https://www.bcbst.com/about/careers/internships

Intern possibilities for the Summer at Blue Cross Blue Shield Tennessee

https://bcbst.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/External

To find internships in Tennessee, go to the Career Center above and choose Intern (Trainee) under Job Type

https://www.bcbs.com/about-us/careers

Search a state for other opportunities at Blue Cross Blue Shield around the country

https://viacomcbs.careers/

ViacomCBS Internship possibilities—go down this webpage to find Writers Mentoring Program, Directing Initiative, and SHOWCASE under the Diversity Institute

Also, look for Seeking An Internship?

Also, choose VIACOM CAREERS or CBS CAREERS. Choose Internships to learn about Internship possibilities.

https://careers.astrazeneca.com/early-talent

Opportunities for school or college students, undergrads, graduate, and postdoc at AstraZeneca can be found above, including guidance on how to write the perfect CV (curriculum vitae, another word for an extended resume).

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 help with any writing concern including resumes, applications, or essays for scholarships or internships, you can sign up for any available writing tutor.

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.

Up to $20,000 in Scholarships, One Deadline March 16, Others April 1, and Another April 15, 2020

March 9, 2020

College or High School Seniors

  1. https://www.diplomaframe.com/contests/frame-my-future-scholarship.aspx

$5,000 Frame My Future Contest, D: Apr 1, 2020

Selected criteria from webpage:

“How do you envision your future? Whether through poetry, photography, ink, collage, painting, mixed media, or graphic design work, submit an original creation expressing what YOU hope to achieve in your personal and professional life after college.

Eligibility: Any legal U.S. resident who will be a full-time student at a U.S. college or university in the 2020 – 2021 academic year is eligible. This could be a community college, an undergraduate college or university, or a graduate school.”

  1. https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/cancer-survivors/?utm_content=120595378&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&hss_channel=tw-32573504

$10,000 Bristol-Myers Squibb Scholarship for Cancer Survivors, D: April 1, 2020

Selected criteria from webpage:

Applicants to the Bristol-Myers Squibb Scholarship for Cancer Survivors award must:

  • Be cancer survivors*, age 25 and under, who are high school seniors or graduates or current post-secondary undergraduates.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale (or the equivalent).

*Applicants will be asked to provide a personal impact statement describing the impact cancer has had on their life.

Finalists will be asked to provide a Diagnosis Verification Form completed by a physician attesting to applicant’s diagnosis.”

  1. https://thebhwgroup.com/scholarship

$3,000 BHW Women in STEM Academic Scholarship, D: April 15, 2020

Selected criteria from webpage:

Who is eligible:

Women who are pursuing an undergraduate or master’s degree and are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics during the 2020 school year.

FAQ

  • Can High School Seniors, who will be attending college next year, apply? Yes!
  • Can Masters and Doctorate students apply  Yes!
  • Can International students apply?   If you are attending a US-based school, yes. If your college is outside the US, you cannot apply at this time.
  • What do we mean by “app”?   We mean any mobile or web-based application. This includes things like Instagram, Snapchat, Google Maps, etc.
  • How is the award distributed?  Funds will be sent directly to the winner’s school.

High School Seniors

Since this blog is also dedicated to helping future Tigers (those in high school who wish to enter TSU), here are a few scholarships you can apply for.

  1. https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/fos-scholarship/?utm_source=SAblog&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=FoS2020

Up to $10,000 per year Future of School Scholarship Program, D: Mar 16, 2020

Selected criteria:

Applicants of Future of School Scholarship Program must:

  • Be high school seniors (U.S. Citizens) who have completed a minimum of five (5) blended or online courses during their last two years of high school who will be graduating in the spring or summer of 2020.
  • Demonstrate academic achievement or personal improvement as a direct result of their enrollment in the blended/online learning curriculum.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-  or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.”

 

  1. https://www.beccascloset.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/scholarship2019.pdf

$5,000 Becca’s Closet Macy’s Say Yes to Prom Spirit of Community Scholarship, D: Apr 1, 2020

Selected criteria:

“Eligibility:

  • Graduating high school senior anywhere in the United States
  • Minimum 2.0 unweighted GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated financial need – all pages of 2020-2021 FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) required (www.fafsa.gov)
  • Have made an outstanding, documented contribution to his/her local community through service to his/her local community through volunteer service of any kind.
  • Will attend a regionally accredited 2 or 4-year college/university or technical/vocational institution in fall of 2020
  • US Citizen, legal resident or DACA-eligible”

$3,000 Video Scholarship for Engineering Students, Deadline: Feb 28; and $2,250 TMCF | American Airlines HBCU Completion Scholarship, D: April 5, 2020

February 27, 2020

  1. https://contest.asee.org/

$3,000, $1,500, and $500 Cash Prize, ASEE/EngineeringCAS Student Video Contest,

Application Deadline: Feb 28, 2020, 10:59 pm CST

Video Submission Deadline: Mar. 6, 2020, 10:59 CST

Notice you can submit the application by Friday, Feb 28, and complete the up to 90 second video by March 6, 2020

Selected criteria from webpage (see webpage for complete guidelines):

ARE YOU CURRENTLY PURSUING A CAREER IN THE ENGINEERING PROFESSION?

The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) invites undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students to submit a 90-second video answering the question: Why are you pursuing a degree or career in the engineering profession?

As you create your video, please tell us why you are pursuing a career in the engineering profession. We are excited to hear your story so be as creative as possible! The topic is very broad as we would like each submission to be as unique as you are.

Video submissions should not exceed 90 seconds. You may do this individually or with a team. The first place winner(s) will be presented at the 2020 ASEE Annual Conference in Montreal, Canada.”

 

The application is not that difficult to complete, so look this over to consider it.  

  1. https://www.tmcf.org/students-alumni/scholarship/tmcf-american-airlines-hbcu-completion-scholarship/

Up to $2,250 TMCF | American Airlines HBCU Completion Scholarship, D: April 5, 2020

If you are an undergraduate senior at TSU with a 3.0 GPA, graduating in May 2020, but you are in danger of not graduating due to lack of funds, you can apply for this scholarship.

Selected criteria from website:

“The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and American Airlines are proud to offer urgent financial assistance in the form of need-based scholarships to college seniors graduating in May of 2020 at one of the publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) within TMCF’s 47 member-school network.

Applicants should be in good academic standing and at risk of not graduating due to an outstanding financial need. Three students will be selected to receive a scholarship up to $2,250 for 2019-2020 academic school year (which can only be applied to verifiable costs associated with average tuition and usual fees).

Eligibility requirements:

  • Be enrolled full-time as a senior at a TMCF member-school during the 2019-2020 academic school year.
  • Confirmed graduating senior in May 2020.
  • Current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Able to demonstrate leadership abilities.
  • Able to demonstrate a financial need.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551.”

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

During Spring Break, if you are in Nashville and not traveling, check our schedule and make an appointment to apply for scholarships and internships.

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.

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


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