Friday, October 30, 2009

Scholarships for Women

I googled scholarships for women, and I found this great article at

One scholarship mentioned in the article is the Guardian Girls Going Places Entreneurship Award, open to girls ages 12-18. From article: "Guardian grants a total of $30,000 in scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, to 15 winners who demonstrate budding entrepreneurship and are taking the first steps toward financial independence while making a difference in their communities. Nominations are accepted from September to February each year."

Entries must be postmarked by or on February 26, 2010.

Another scholarship mentioned is the Glamour Top 10 College Women Competition, in which college juniors who have "excellent academic records, leadership experience on and off campus and inspiring goals." 10 winners will receive $3,000, in addition to being featured in the magazine and winning a trip to New York City to be recognized and to meet professional businesswoman.

Applications must be received by December 1, 2009.

There are several more scholarships for women of all ages. The article contains a link to each scholarship or opportunity.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

$5,000 Education Matters Scholarship

"Education Matters" $5K Scholarship 2009
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: Oct. 31, 2009

You are required to create a profile at Not a bad deal, since has been touted by "Best of the Web" Review as "the best scholarship search engine we found." boasts "2.4 million scholarships worth over $14 billion."

You must be 13 year of age or older, a legal resident of the U.S. or the District of Columbia, be currently enrolled (or enrolled no later than the fall of 2014) in an accredited college or university, and submit a short written answer (250 words or less) to the question, “What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn’t matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?”

More information here:

Monday, October 26, 2009

VFW $30,000 Voice of Democracy competition & VFW $10,000 Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest

VFW $30,000 Voice of Democracy
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) sponsors the Voice of Democracy completion, where students in grades 9th-12th can write and record a broadcast script on the 2009-2010 patriotic theme, “Does America Still Have Heroes?”
First place is $30,000.
State winners receive a free trip to Washington, D.C., and compete for $149,000 in scholarships—the total monies are more than $2.5 million.
Entry deadline is Nov. 1, 2009.
More information here:

VFW $10,000 Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest
VFW also sponsors this contest, in which 6th-8th graders can compete and write an essay on the 2009-2010 theme, "When is the Right Time to Honor Our Military Heroes?"
Students compete on the local, state, and national level. State winners compete for over $91,000 in U.S. Savings bonds.
The national winner receives a $10,000 U.S. Savings and a free trip to Washington, D.C.
Entry deadline is Nov. 1, 2009.
More information here:

VFW Teacher of the Year Program
VFW recognizes educators with its Teacher of the Year program, where three teachers will be chosen for “their outstanding commitment to teach Americanism and patriotism to their students.”
For more information about the VFW and its scholarship programs, check out the organization’s website:
Look for information about the Teacher of the Year programs on the top left of the page.
You will also find information about the VFW Scout of the Year Scholarship.

Friday, October 23, 2009 Billion in Merit-Based Aid is a website that promises to connect $11 Billion available in merit-based aid to the college you are thinking about attending.

You can look up scholarships for particular colleges you are interested in going to.

Also, if you create a profile, you can download a free "Save Money on College" ebook.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Crash the Doritos Superbowl Ad Contest –Become a Millionaire

Crash the Doritos Superbowl Ad Contest –Become a Millionaire

Deadline: Nov 9, 2009

Though this isn’t a scholarship, it is an opportunity.

Use your creative ability and intelligence to win the Doritos Crash the Superbowl Ad Contest.

You can win anywhere from $25,000 to $1 million. Yea, you read that right: $1,000,000.

Taken from the official rules: “CREATIVE ASSIGNMENT: Here's the setup for the biggest Crash ever. Get together your idea for a Doritos® brand Super Bowl XLIV commercial. Go for action-packed. Or go for funny. It's up to you. Then write it, shoot it and submit it.

Make it as one of the six finalists and win $25,000. Then, if America votes it in our Top 3 submissions, your video will be aired as a Doritos® brand commercial during Super Bowl XLIV.
But that's not it. If you get first place on the USA Today Ad Meter, we'll give you $1,000,000. Second wins $600,000, and third wins $400,000. If we take the Top 3, everyone gets another $1,000,000. Sound good? We thought so.

* The criteria for the USA Today Ad Meter is determined solely by USA Today, which is not affiliated with this promotion in any way.”

My advice. Read all the rules. Get creative. And tell me if you enter.

Main website:

Official Rules:


Friday, October 16, 2009

Be a Coca-Cola Scholar, or a Community College Coca-Cola Scholar

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation gives out $3.4 million annually through its two programs, the Coca-Cola Scholars Program, open to high school seniors, and the Coca-Cola All-State Community College Academic Team Program, open to participating community college members.

Coca-Cola Scholars Program is open to seniors who meet eligibility requirements at the time of application. The deadline is before October 31, 2009.

From the webpage: “50 students are then designated as National Scholars and receive awards of $20,000 for college; 200 students are designated as Regional Scholars and receive awards of $10,000 for college. “

Eligibility requirements from webpage: “APPLICANTS MUST BE:
• CURRENT high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools);
• U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Temporary Residents (in a legalization program); Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Parolees;
• anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application;
• planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution;
• carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.”

To learn more about both programs, consult the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation page:

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Three Scholarships You Need to Know About

I learned about three scholarships administered by Scholarship America.

Scholarship America, according its website, "is the nation's largest non-profit, private-sector scholarship and educational support organization." It has distributed over $2 billion to almost 200 million students.

1. Vanguard Scholarship Program--Deadline: Nov. 29, 2009; up to $10,000

From website: "Merit-based scholarships of up to $10,000 to minority students pursuing studies in business, finance, economics, accounting, information technology or the liberal arts.

To be considered, the student must be a racial minority, be entering their senior year of undergraduate study in the fall of 2010, be enrolled full-time in a four-year accredited college or university in the United States, and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The student must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States."

2. Vanguard Women in Information Technology Scholarship Program--Deadline: Nov. 29, 2009; up to $8,000

From website: "Merit-based scholarships of up to $8,000 to female students studying computer science, computer engineering, Web design, or another IT-related field.

To be considered for the program, the applicant must be a female undergraduate entering their senior year of college in the fall of 2010, be enrolled full-time in a four-year accredited college or university in the United States, and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The student must be a U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States."

3. AXA Achievement Scholarship--Deadline: Dec. 15, 2009; $10,000-$25,000

From website: "Open to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents and must have demonstrated ambition and self-drive as evidenced by an outstanding achievement in a school, community, or workplace activity."

Links and more details about these opportunities can be found here:

Friday, October 2, 2009 Tech Quiz Sweepstakes, $1,500 is offering a $1,500 scholarship if you answer a 10 question technology quiz by October 7, 2009.

Also, if you take the quiz, will choose a random participant for a $2,500 scholarship.

You can find the quiz and information here:

You must have a profile created at I would suggest signing into Fastweb; then, click on the link above; then, take the quiz.