Sunday, June 28, 2009

Write for Dr. Seuss-Get $5,000 for Your Efforts

The 2010 Oh! The Places You'll Go! College Scholarship Program is open to 12th grade high school students graduating spring 2010, age 21 years or under.

There is one scholarship awarded of $5,000.

You must answer the following essay question: "Dr. Seuss's Oh, the Places You'll Go! delivers an important message about the chances and the troubles that life presents. Thinking about the book, Oh, The Places You'll Go!, what kinds of opportunities and challenges do you think your education will present in the future?"

Full details here:

Monday, June 22, 2009

Let Mickey Mouse Show You the Way!--Disney/ABC Writing Fellowship

From May 1-July 1, 2009, Disney/ABC Television is accepting submissions for the 2010 Disney / ABC Television Writing Fellowship.

You can earn $50,000 as a writer for a year.

Read the details here:

Also included on this page are more opportunities for writers, directors, actors and production people.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

$10,000 Scholarship Giveaway Ends June 15, 2009

At Free College Scholarships, you can fill out information and possibly win $10,000. The deadline this month is June 15, 2009, so if you fill out the information today before midnight, you will have a chance this month.

You have to be 18 years old to enter. Also, when you go through the form, you are required to "visit all our free offers," though you are under no obligation to accept the free information.

Once again, this is why I suggest you create a separate email account just for scholarships. The site is registered with the Better Business Bureau and is legit. The reason why Free College Scholarships can exist is because they advertise to students, and thus you must realize that you are being advertised to.

Here is the link:

In addition, you can sign up for this scholarship and give the money away to someone who wants to further his or her education.

The money can be used for any education opportunity. It's good to study the Frequently Asked Questions:

Here you get a sense of how to proceed through the registration. You must view all educational offers, but "you may either request information or simply click 'Next School'"

You are done with the registration when you reach the last page that says "Thank you."

You should also get an email confirmation.

After going through the process and receiving the "Thank you," you might also been sent to another website. You can click on the X in the corner of the web browser if you don't want to read the material.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Three Scholarships to Pay Your Way . . . and Parents Can Help You Too!

Gen and Kelly Tanabe are two experts I recommend to help you finance your college education at little or no cost. Acquiring more than $100,000 to go to Harvard and author of such books as The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2009 and 1001 Ways to Pay for College, Gen and Kelly Tanabe offer two scholarships from the profits they make from their books.

The first scholarship is for parents who want to help their children finance college. Gen and Kelly Tanabe offer a $1000 Parent Scholarship! Parents of current high school students or college students can apply. The application deadline is June 15, 2009.

Click here for more information:

The second scholarship is the Gen and Kelly Tanabe $1,000 Scholarship for students. Students can be any age, from high school (9th-12th grade), college, or graduate school. You must also be a legal resident of the United States.

The application deadline is July 31, 2009, and you must include a 250-word short answer where you write an essay on the topic of your choice.

For application to this scholarship, click on this link:

Gen and Kelly Tanabe maintain a website that offers resources to help you in your search for money and a free database of scholarships to search at their website,

The third scholarship is offered by is giving away five $1,000 scholarships if you answer the following question in 250 words or less, “What one event or moment from your school years would you ‘do over’ and why?” and complete a scholarship profile.

Anyone who is 13 years or older, a legal resident of the United States, and is currently enrolled or will be enrolled in an accredited college by 2014 is eligible. Deadline for this scholarship is June 30, 2009.

Full details can be found at

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Fifteen Thousand Dollars for Thee; Yes, If You Drink Tea

The Tea Council of the USA is sponsoring a $15,000 national scholarship competition in which you "create a 1-2 minute homemade Internet video about the health benefits of drinking tea."

The contest is open to legal residents of the United States and Puerto Rico; you must be at least 16 by July 1, 2009.

All entries must be received by August 2, 2009.

For more information, click here:

Study the web site, read the complete contest rules; get out there and be creative, and you may be $15,000 closer to your goal of financing your college education for little or no debt.