Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Deadlines near—Apply today! $36,000 Potential in Scholarships

I am writing this entry from the Italian Market ( in Nashville, Tennessee, a great place to eat authentic Italian food, drink coffee, and compose blog entries using their high speed access.

I wanted to let you know about these opportunities before they slipped away.

1. Scholarship Program

Amount: $5,000 (one); $1,000 (four given)

Deadline: Dec 31, 2009

Criteria: From article: “The Scholarship Program encourages students to offer innovative ideas and solutions to ‘solve the foreclosure crisis’ in the form of an essay. Essay submissions must be between 1,000 and 2,500 words and all accepted freshman and enrolled under-graduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. First place prize is $5,000 and second through fifth place will be awarded $1,000 each.”

Other info: This Fastweb article contains a direct link to the competition.

2.’s “Top Ten List” Scholarship

Amount: $1,000; 5 scholarships

Deadline: Dec 31, 2009

Criteria: Open to almost everybody, age 13 or above, legal residents of the 50 United States or DC, and currently enrolled (or enrolled no later than 2014) in an accredited post-secondary institution

Other info: Create a profile at and answer the following in 250 words or less: “Create a ‘top ten list’ of the craziest or most unique scholarships you have heard of, and briefly describe each scholarship. Note: The awards may be real or fictional.”


Talbots Women’s Scholarship Fund

Amount: $30,000 (one)
$15,000 (up to 10)

More details: “Up to ten (10) scholarships of $15,000 and one (1) $30,000 scholarship will be awarded. Only applicants seeking a bachelor's degree are eligible to receive the Nancy Talbot Scholarship Award. Awards are one-time only, are not renewable, and are paid in U.S. currency.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.”

Deadline: 11:59 p.m., January 2, 2010

Criteria: “Applicants to the Talbots Scholarship Foundation must:

• Be women currently residing in the United States or Canada;
• Be women who earned a high school diploma or their GED on or before September 2000;
• Be enrolled or planning to enroll in a full- or part-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-, three- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States or Canada;
• Be attending the full 2010-11 academic year and receiving a degree no earlier than May 2011; and
• Have at least two semesters (24 credit hours or more) remaining to complete an undergraduate* degree as of the beginning of the 2010 fall academic term.

Only the first 5,000 eligible applications submitted will be processed.”

All quotation marks represent text taken directly from their respective websites.

I hope this information helps you, and share your success.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

6 Athena Scholarship Awards--$21,000 for Women at Stake

6 Athena Scholarship Awards--$21,000 for Women at Stake

The deadline is approaching for the 2010 Athena Award & Scholarship Program: Friday, December 18, 2009.

There are six categories that women of various ages and stages of life can apply.

Category 1—Traditional: Two scholarships are available for female high school seniors “graduating from public or private high schools located in Davidson and contiguous counties in the amount of up to $5,000 for first place and up to $2,500 for second place.”

At stake: $5,000, $2,500

There are four different types of non-traditional scholarships available.

Category 2—Non-traditional scholarships “will provide two scholarships in the amounts of $5,000 and $2,500 presented to women who have chosen to pursue an associate or bachelors degree later in life.”

At stake: $5,000, $2,500

Category 3—“Non-Traditional Women in Technology of Tennessee (WiTT) provides a $3,000 scholarship to a woman currently in the workforce who has chosen to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering or research field.”

At stake: $3,000

Category 4—A “3,000 scholarship to a woman currently in the workforce who has chosen to pursue a degree in a healthcare related field.”

If you are a non-traditional candidate, you can apply to category 2 and either to category 3 or 4, with each application reviewed separately.

You must also write an essay of 300 words or less based on the ATHENA story: “What is the greatest gift you have to give and to whom would you give it?”

Each category has its specific guidelines and criteria. Please read all information to see if you qualify . . . and then apply.

More information: