Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Search over 60,000 scholarships using

Search over 60,000 scholarships using

I stumbled upon, which is a pretty substantial website to assist you in your college and scholarship search, helping you to go to college debt-free.

According to its website, “is a comprehensive, free online college planning service that is a division of the National Research Center for College & University Admissions. NRCCUA is a non-profit education research organization based in Lee's Summit, MO. For over 38 years, NRCCUA has conducted the largest nationwide survey of high school students, which serves as a communications link between college-bound high school students and public and private colleges and universities.”

Scholarship Search at

You can search from a list of over 60,000 scholarship matches by location, major, ethnicity, and religion.

For more advanced searches, you can register at the website.

Admissions Advice Blog

Dr. Andrew Flagel has also paired with to offer admissions advice.

According to a press release, “Flagel is a leader in using technology and social media to communicate with students about the college planning process and increase college access among underserved student populations. He has been a blogger for many years, bringing humor and often blunt and biting views on college admissions to his audience.”

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

$25,000 AFLAC 10 Second Challenge, $50,000 Free Enterprise Video Contest

$25,000 AFLAC 10 Second Challenge, $50,000 Free Enterprise Video Contest

Recently, you may have noticed a commercial on TV in which the Aflac insurance company challenges you to make a 10 second commercial explaining Aflac insurance.

Grand Prize: $25,000; three $1,000
Deadline: Ends on 4/18/10 at 11:59:59 P.M., ET

Information in quotation marks comes from the website:

1. “Make a video summarizing what Aflac does in 10 seconds or less, but keep the total video length under two minutes.”

2. Upload the video at the appropriate websites.

3. “Tell your friends, your neighbors, your mail carrier, everyone. The more votes you get, the closer you are to $25,000 and a custom You Don't Know Quack showboard . . . Three runners up will receive $1,000.”

4. “Open only to eligible legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia who are at least 18 years of age as of date of entry. Residents of Puerto Rico are not eligible to enter or win.”

Other Video Contests & Competitions

I discovered a blog that list other video contests and competitions. You can use any money from these competitions to go toward paying for college debt-free.

For example, here is one competition I found on this blog:

I am Free Enterprise Video Contest

Awards: First Place, $50,000; Second Place, $30,000; Third Place, $20,000
Deadline: received by Friday, April 9, at 6 p.m. EDT

Eligibility: “This Contest is open to all individuals who are business owners, aspiring business owners, or entrepreneurs. You must be a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia. You must have reached the age of majority in the state where you reside as of the start date of this Contest.”

Other criteria: “You must create one (1) original video no longer than three (3) minutes in length . . . Create a video explaining what free enterprise means to you – the successful launch of a business, the invention of an innovative product, or how your idea will generate new jobs to boost the economy.”

Read all the rules and eligibility guidelines.

Tell me about your adventures with these competitions.