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The Journey to $100,000 Begins with A Single Sentence Workshop, September 12, 2018

September 11, 2018

The Journey to a $100,000 Begins with a Single Sentence Handout 1

Other Scholarships Sept 12 2018

where-to-find-more-scholarships

Extra: $500 Courage to Grow Scholarship, Deadline: Sept 30, 2018

Find above three handouts if you could not make the workshop.

The first PDF prepares you for the $100,000 Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway.

The second PDF lists such scholarships as

$2,000 Young Women with Purpose (YWWP) Project sponsored by the Tom Joyner Foundation and Dark and Lovely, Deadline: Friday, Sept. 14, 2018

Robert N. Murrell Oratorical Contest, Deadline: Mon, Oct. 8, 2018

$5000 to $15,000 Scholarship America Dream Award, Deadline: October 15, 2018

List of open scholarships administered by Scholarship America—the Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway is administered by Scholarship America

$2,500 to $15,000 Scarlett Family Foundation Scholarship, opens Sept 15

and more.

 

The third PDF lists how you can find more scholarships.

2019 Frederick Douglass Global Fellows Program, Deadline: October 1, 2018

July 18, 2018

https://www.ciee.org/go-abroad/college-study-abroad/scholarships/frederick-douglass-global-fellowship

2019 Frederick Douglass Global Fellowships will be going to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Deadline: Oct 1, 2018

Applicants must be from a Minority Serving Institution, which Tennessee State University is, so if you are a TSU student who is a rising sophomore or junior in Summer 2019 with a 3.00 minimum GPA, check out this opportunity.

Selected criteria from webpage:

“IN HONOR OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS…

The Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship was formed to honor African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and international statesman – and highlight the characteristics that today’s young leaders need most: a keen intellect, a strong work ethic, and a global perspective.

Consistent with Douglass’ legacy, Frederick Douglass Global Fellows are meritorious individuals who demonstrate high academic achievement, possess exemplary communication skills, display the hallmarks of self-determination, exhibit characteristics of bold leadership, and have a history of service to others.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

All students, regardless of major, who are rising Sophomores or rising Juniors in summer 2019, are invited to apply for the 2019 Frederick Douglass Global Fellow scholarship.

AWARD RECIPIENTS WILL ATTEND A 4-WEEK, 3-CREDIT CIEE STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM IN RIO DE JANIERO, BRAZIL IN SUMMER 2019.

Applicants must have a minimum GPA 3.00, reside in the U.S. with Student Status or be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National or Permanent Resident.

Applicants must be Pell Grant eligible and enrolled in an accredited Minority Serving Institution (MSI) in good academic standing.

AWARD DETAILS

Fellowships will be awarded based on a combination of financial need, academic achievement, and nominations from students’ MSI presidents.

Awards will cover the full cost of travel to and participation in a four-week study abroad program in Rio de Janiero, Brazil sponsored by CIEE.

10 Fellows will be selected from accredited MSIs.

Fellows will be expected to present and share their study abroad experience with their MSI community upon their return to campus.

TO BECOME A 2019 FREDERICK DOUGLASS GLOBAL FELLOW…

Items below should be submitted through the online application.

Nomination Letter from University/College President

Copy of Transcript

Proof of Pell Grant Eligibility

Personal Video – Upload a short 2-minute video that provides a detailed explanation of your objectives for study abroad. In this explanation discuss how the combination of your major and participation in study abroad will support your development and help you meet your academic goals and become a global leader.

Personal Essay – Discuss why you believe study abroad is important for students from MSIs and how you plan to share your study abroad experience with others upon returning (Limit 800 words)”

$2,500 The “First Step” to Distraction-Free Driving Scholarship, D: Aug. 1, 2018 and $2,000 Dream Home Designs Scholarship, D: Aug. 15, 2018

July 11, 2018

https://mytexasinjurylawyers.com/scholarship/

$2,500 The “First Step” to Distraction-Free Driving Scholarship, D: Aug. 1, 2018

Selected criteria from webpage:

The “First Step” to Distraction-Free Driving Scholarship

In an effort to reduce the devastating consequences of distracted driving among young drivers, the auto accident lawyers at Sutliff & Stout are offering a $2,500 scholarship to students.

 Overview

We are asking students to write an essay of at least 500 words detailing their most common distracted driving habits, and to describe the concrete steps they will take to put an end to those habits.

Eligibility Rules

  • Applicants must be EITHER out-going high school seniors (graduating summer 2018) OR students currently enrolled in a college, trade school, or university as of the start of the fall 2018 semester.
  • Must submit essay by Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Scholarship FAQ

 What do I need to write about in my essay?

We want to encourage students to examine their driving habits and identify ways in which they commonly become distracted behind the wheel. These could include obvious examples such as texting, tweeting, or changing music, or a less obvious example like turning to talk to friends or simply playing the music so loudly that they cannot hear other vehicles. Next, we want students to consider and document concrete steps to ending those distracted driving behaviors.”

 

 

https://renoviso.com/scholarships

$2,000 Dream Home Designs Scholarship, D: Aug. 15, 2018

Selected criteria from webpage:

“The Renoviso Dream Home Design Scholarship enables students to describe their ideal home improvement project. The scholarship will be awarding one student $2,000 to put towards his or her education. From tuition costs to dining and textbooks, the scholarship money can be used to cover any expenses.

How to apply

Eligible students should submit an essay to scholarships@renoviso.com answering the prompt:

“If you were a homeowner, what’s the one home improvement project you’d choose to complete and why?”

This can be a fictional or real example. For instance, would you upgrade your kitchen cabinets and counters because you love entertaining? Would you fix your roof  because of your area’s harsh winters? Or would you buy a new set of windows for energy-efficiency?

Essays will be judged based on the following criteria: content, style, and creativity. One essay per entrant only.

Please include your name, mailing, email address, phone number and documentation of your current or upcoming enrollment in an accredited US college or university.

Who is eligible?

Full-time students over the age of 18 enrolled in an accredited US college or university are eligible.”

****Where you can find more scholarships with August deadlines: https://jlvcollegecounseling.com/scholarships/august-scholarships/

Back to School Scholarships for Adults Presentation Notes

June 20, 2018

On Friday, June 15, 2018, I gave a presentation at the Richland Park Branch of the Nashville Public Library on back to school scholarships for adults.

Here are the handouts:

Creating-the-Mindset-to-Win-the-Game-of-Life-15-June-2018

Back-to-School-Scholarships-Handout-Richland Park Branch Library-15-June-2018

I talked with Jason Seay, Assistant Executive Director of Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation, which “administers over 20 different state student financial aid programs, including the HOPE scholarship, Tennessee Promise, Tennessee Reconnect, Tennessee Student Assistance Award, and the Dual Enrollment Grant.”

To learn more about what TSAC does,

https://www.tn.gov/thec/about-thec-tsac/tennessee-student-assistance-corporation/redirect-tsac/about-tsac.html

Jason Seay was a guest speaker at the presentation, and we learned several different options for adults wanting to return to school. I followed with information about how to find scholarships in general for any program. I want to thank Jason for coming out to talk.

What follows is what I gleamed from the information attached to previous knowledge I had. Mistakes are my own.

TNPromise and TNReconnect pay tuition but not institutional fees, textbook costs, and other supplies. There is still a reason to keep applying for scholarships because you can use that scholarship money toward those expenses (if the scholarship guidelines permit it).

TNReconnect is mainly for those Tennessee residents who have not started or finished an associates or bachelors. TNReconnect can be used at Tennessee technical centers, community colleges, and 4-year schools that have associate’s degree programs. To learn more about TNReconnect, http://tnreconnect.gov/

Also, if a Tennessee resident already has an associates or bachelors, under TNReconnect, he or she can still use the program to earn a technical certificate at one of the 27 colleges of applied technology.

https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/collegepays/media/print/49361_FinancialAid_Broc_2017_Combined.pdf

Here is the brochure handed out that lies out many of the programs for learners in Tennessee.

If you are an Adult Learner, you can use the section, FOCUSING ON ADULT LEARNERS.

However as an adult learner, there are several opportunities you may not be aware of.

If you are a GED/HiSet student with a qualifying score on a GED of 170 or HiSet of 15, you may qualify for the HOPE scholarship for a 4 year institution of up to $1,500 per semester if you take the ACT and make a 21 or higher, or you take the SAT and score 1060 or higher.

You must take the ACT or SAT on a nationally recognized test date. Residual ACTs, or ACTs taken at the institution only for that institution’s purpose, do not qualify for the scholarship.

You must apply for the FAFSA. And after scoring that qualifying score on the ACT or the SAT, you must enroll within 16 months at a HOPE eligible institute and be full time to get the $1,500 per semester HOPE scholarship (full time is 12 hours).

More HOPE Scholarship Info: https://www.tn.gov/collegepays/money-for-college/tn-education-lottery-programs/tennessee-hope-scholarship.html

 

In addition, adult students may further qualify for an ASPIRE AWARD if they are HOPE eligible, and the parents’ or independent student’s (and spouse’s) adjusted gross income must be $36,000 or less on IRS tax form, which is up to $750 per semester.

More ASPIRE AWARD info: https://www.tn.gov/collegepays/money-for-college/tn-education-lottery-programs/aspire-award.html

Mr. Turner’s suggestion on how to study for the ACT:

If you have already studied for the GED/HiSET, you could increase your knowledge and study for the ACT to further increase your chances at scholarship money.

I suggest you check out from the library or through interlibrary loan or purchase from Amazon the following two books.

THE OFFICIAL ACT PREP GUIDE 2018-2019 contains 4 full-length ACT official practice tests with 400 additional online practice questions.

Older editions include the Real ACT Prep Guide, 3rd edition, which has 5 real ACT tests, while the 2nd edition has 3 real ACTs, Also, the Tennessee Electronic Library (link contained in one of the handouts above) contains a study link for ACT or SAT.

 

The next book I recommend is CRACKING THE ACT with 6 Practice Tests, 2018 edition by Princeton Review.

Earlier editions of this book within the last three years can also be used.

With both of these books, you can study by yourself or with a group to see what type of scores you would get if you decide to study for the ACT and take the ACT.  You take real ACT tests with the Official ACT PREP GUIDE 2018-2019 and you gather study techniques for improving your score with CRACKING THE ACT.

 

TENNESSEE HOPE Scholarship—Nontraditional

If you are a nontraditional student (age 25 or older), a legal TN resident for at least a year, be an entering freshman or had not been enrolled for at least two years, have an adjusted gross income of $36,000 or less, you become qualified for this HOPE scholarship-nontraditional after you have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 after 12 attempted hours.

This award is up to $1,750 per full-time enrollment semester as a freshmen and sophomore; and up to $2,250 per full-time enrollment semester as a junior and senior.

More info here: https://www.tn.gov/collegepays/money-for-college/tn-education-lottery-programs/tennessee-hope-scholarship—nontraditional.html

FAFSA Information for Adults

If you will be attending college from July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019, the time period for submitting your FAFSA is Oct 1, 2017-June 30, 2019, and you can use income information from your 2016 income tax.

To qualify for the most financial aid, students are encouraged to apply as close to the opening date, Oct 1, 2018, as possible.

More information for adults and FAFSA and financial aid:

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/federal-student-aid-for-adult-students.pdf

https://financialaidtoolkit.ed.gov/tk/outreach/target/adults.jsp

Writing Scholarships and More–from Sentences to Essays, to Videos and More!!!!

June 13, 2018

The following handouts were created for our Summer Completion Academy. We focused on writing, improving essay writing skills, and how those writing skills could be used to finance a college education.

1-5 Sentence Scholarships

1 Paragraph or 250 words or less Short Answer Scholarships

Essay Length Scholarships

Additional Scholarships

Video Scholarships

Where to Find More Scholarships

 

$75,000 Jesse Jackson Fellows-Toyota Scholarship, incoming college sophomores only, Deadline: May 1, 2018; two more scholarships, $5,000 and $2,500; and a new scholarship database, NitroCollege Scholarship Database

April 18, 2018

$75,000 Jesse Jackson Fellows-Toyota Scholarship, incoming college sophomores only, Deadline: May 1, 2018

http://www.pushexcel.org/scholarships/#1517367062822-f0a8aa64-c830

Click on + sign next to the Jesse Jackson Fellows-Toyota Scholarship for more information.

Selected criteria from webpage:

“The Jesse Jackson Fellows-Toyota Scholarship is a renewable scholarship that awards up to $25,000 dollars annually to deserving college students who will be sophomores as of August 1, 2018. Students who are interested in applying for the scholarship must have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, be a business or STEM (Science, technology, engineering and/or math) major that can be applied to the automotive industry, demonstrated participation in community service and need for financial assistance. Please note that this scholarship will only cover the cost of undergraduate coursework and will not be altered.”

Two More Scholarships on this page

$5,000 Cirilo McSween Scholarship, Deadline: May 1, 2018

Click on + sign next to Cirilo McSween for more information about this scholarship.

Selected criteria from webpage: “NOTE: Must be Incoming Freshman and Business or Accounting Majors.

The Cirilo McSween (New York Life) Scholarship is awarded to students who are majoring in business or accounting, achieve academic success, and play an active role in their communities.

The Cirilo McSween (New York Life) Scholarship is a $5,000.00 award and may be renewed depending on the student’s ability to maintain a 3.0 GPA and depending on the student’s undergraduate status (not including a collegiate status of 5 years or more). The award will be paid directly to the college or university the student will be attending.”

$2,500 Ora Lee Sanders Scholarship, Deadline: May 1, 2018

Click on + sign next to Ora Lee Sanders for more information about this scholarship.

Selected criteria from webpage:

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. 

The Ora Lee Sanders Scholarship is a $2,500.00 award and may be renewed depending on the student’s ability to maintain a 2.5 GPA and depending on the student’s undergraduate status (not including a collegiate status of 5 years or more). The award will be paid directly to the college or university the student will be attending.”

 

Where I Found these Scholarships

https://www.nitrocollege.com/scholarships

I found the Jesse Jackson Fellows-Toyota Scholarship at the above database. There are many more to discover. Happy scholarship hunting!

Find Your Calling, Writing for Internships Workshop Handout; More than $10,000 in Money Opportunities

April 11, 2018

Find Your Calling Writing for Internships 11 April 2018

Find above the handout for the workshop on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, Find Your Calling: Writing for Internships.

More than $10,000 scholarship information is included in the handout as a bonus.

$1,000 ChooseWhat Self Employment Scholarship, D: April 1, 2018 and Creating the Money Mindset to Win the Scholarship Game seminar handout, Reminder: March 31 is the deadline for the TSU Foundation scholarships

March 26, 2018

$1,000 ChooseWhat Self Employment Scholarship

https://www.choosewhat.com/starticles/scholarship

$1,000 ChooseWhat Self Employment Scholarship

Deadlines: April 1, 2018; Nov. 1, 2018

Selected criteria from above:

Have you ever earned money as a contractor or a small business owner? If so, this scholarship opportunity is for you.

If you are a qualifying student (see “who can apply” section below), you may submit a 750 to 1,500 word essay describing how your experience working for yourself as either a contractor or small business owner has impacted your view of education and your future. The winning application will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Who can apply?

Any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a degree program at any accredited American College, University or Trade School with self employment experience may apply. For purposes of this scholarship, self employment experience simply means that you or a business you started were paid directly for your work. Here are some examples of common types of self employment:

  • Mowing lawns for neighbors
  • Tutoring students
  • Babysitting services for families
  • Hanging Christmas lights for neighbors
  • Starting a business of any kind

Payment for work received from an employer is not self-employment. This includes work compensated in the form of tips. Here are some examples of employment that do not qualify:

  • Waiting tables for a restaurant
  • Bar tending
  • Any salaried job

Only one submission per student is allowed.”

 

Choose the Money Mindset to Win the Scholarship Game handout

If you wish to have a copy of the handout, Creating the Money Mindset to Win the Scholarship Game, please send a request to Mr. Mike Turner at mjturner@tnstate.edu

The handout will help you change your mindset to achieve success and scholarship money instead of student debt (even if you are off track).

 

Deadline for TSU Foundation Scholarships is this Saturday, March 31

https://tnstate.academicworks.com/

Deadline for Applying for scholarships is Saturday, March 31, 2018.

 You can work on your general application and apply for specific scholarships administered by the TSU Foundation until March 31, 2018.

Only new and currently enrolled undergraduate students at Tennessee State University may apply.

Only on-line applications will be accepted, and all Foundation housed scholarships must be applied for on-line.

TSU University Foundation scholarships are not guaranteed.

Meeting the minimum requirements is not enough.

Your FAFSA (which determines financial need) is tied in with your application.

For questions regarding the scholarship application process, students should contact Dr. Darlene Harris-Vasser at 615-963-5794.

 

Over $50,000 in scholarships and opportunities in the Handout

March 20, 2018

Parent and Teen Summit Memphis TN 21 March 2018

If you click on the link above, you will find the 25 page handout created for the

Parent and Teen Summit Presentation

TSU Title III Office/West Tennessee Student Support Services

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Prepared by Michael Turner, Writing Instructor/Tutor and Scholarship Coach, TSU Writing Center

I spent the week before Spring Break applying for $1,500 in scholarships

March 7, 2018

https://formswift.com/startup-scholarship

$1,000 FormSwift Scholarship Program, D: March 15, 2018

Create a business plan infographic for a chance to win $1,000 for school.  Even international students can apply. Check it out!

https://www.edmit.me/scholarship

$500 Edmit Scholarship, D: March 15, 2018

Answer 3 questions to enter this scholarship!

 

http://time.com/money/4838938/college-scholarships/

And for more scholarships, check out this article, “The Biggest and Best College Scholarships Available.” 

And while some of these scholarships’ deadlines have passed in 2017, there are many that have 2018 deadlines.

Take note of the 2017 scholarships and look for them again in 2018.


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