Monthly Archives: February 2007

FIDM’s Prom Advice Scholarship Competition

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is offering a scholarship contest for those junior and senior high school students who want to pursue a career in fashion and merchandising. They are giving two 1 full- year scholarships at Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising that is equivalent to $23000 each.

Students who wish to join this contest can choose one from two categories: designing of prom gown or designing an imaginary Prom boutique. All entries must be received by April 30, 2007. To get the complete details of this scholarship contest via your email, you need to register here.

Al’s Formal Wear Scholarship Contest

Al’s Formal Wear is currently running a scholarship contest that will award two $2,500 College Scholarships for school year 2007-2008. This scholarship contest is an essay writing competition and is open to all students from accredited high school in Texas, Louisiana or Oklahoma.

The application form is available at all Al’s Formal Wear store location. There is no any purchases requirement to join this contest. Essay must be original and should be typewritten.  Deadline for submission of essay is on May 7, 2007.

4 Year College Scholarship From Elks National Foundation

The Elks National Foundation is one of the several institutions in the United States that generously award 500 Four Year College Scholarships under their “Most Valuable Student” competition.  The “Most Valuable Student” competition is open to all high school seniors even if you are not related to an Elks member.

However, students who are enrolled in college are not eligible to apply for this scholarship program. Each applicants are judged and scored based on ACT/SAT score and transcript; leadership, extra curricular activities, essay and awards; financial needs; and exhibits.

For this year’s applicants, there will be 2 scholars that will receive 4 Year College Scholarship with total amount of $60,000 each for first place; $40,000 each for second place; $20,000 each for third place; there will be 494 scholars that will receive a 4 Year scholarship amounting to $4,000 each.

However, the application for high school seniors who will start their college this 2007 is already over. But if you are incoming high school senior this year and will be studying in college by 2008, watch out for the opening of this program by this coming September 2007.

We Beat The Street Scholarship Contest

We Beat the Street Scholarship Contest is an essay writing competition that awards $1,500 scholarship. This is open to all high senior students around the United States. You do not need to purchase anything from the company to join in this contest. All you need is to submit a type written or computerized 1000 to 1500 word essay about your personal experiences in overcoming adversity in order to reach their goals. The essay must be true and should reflect your actual life experiences as a student.

The essay together with your name; address; telephone number; your grade level; and the name, address and telephone number of your current school must be send to Penguin Young Readers Group, 345 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014 before April 15, 2007.

Winner will be selected based on the essay content (75%) and writing (25%). Another two winners will be awarded $500 each aside form the grand prize winner of $1500. The scholarship money will be directly paid to the student’s college/ university or vocational school of choice.

Strategies In Winning Scholarships

I have got simple and yet doable strategies from National Society of Hispanic MBA that can help any student win scholarship programs that they need to finance their college studying.

It is true that we need to apply for several scholarships in college because one or two scholarships are not really enough to compensate the cost of college education.  But do not forget that we should not waste our time to test our luck to those scholarships that we can not meet the required criteria.  Apply only to those that you are eligible. And since you are applying for several scholarships, you must plan and create a time line to avoid forgetting the requirements and their respective deadlines.

Request for several copies of your sealed official school transcript and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form earlier because these are the two primary requirements for most scholarship programs.  Be sure that you can submit all the required documents with your scholarship application form because many applicants were disqualified because of incomplete documents. Remember that being resourceful, organize, patient and positive are your best strategies to win scholarships.

The Sallie Mae Fund Unmet Need Scholarship Program

The Sallie Mae Fund has a special Unmet Need Scholarship Program that aim to supplement the financial aid package that the students received. This program is open to all senior high school, incoming college students or currently enrolled college students regardless of race or national origin. Sallie Mae will award additional $1000 up to $3800 if the students could demonstrate that they still have unmet financial need of at least $1,000 after the financial aid award package has been determined.

And since the basis of award depends on the current financial aid package that the students has, they need to submit the award letter from their school as one of the primary requirements to qualify for this scholarship program. They also need to submit their Student Aid Report (SAR) or Institutional Student Information Report (ISIR).

Sallie Mae Fund will provide a total of $1 Million this 2007 for Unmet Need Scholarship Program so there is a very big chance to qualify for this scholarship. This is not a renewable scholarship but students may reapply every year as long as they meet the eligibility criteria. You can read the complete details of this scholarship and download the application form here. Last day of application and requirements submission is on May 31, 2007.

The NSHMBA Scholarship Program

The NSHMBA Scholarship Program grants educational assistance to students with Hispanic heritage who are seeking or planning to enroll in a Master’s Degree program in Management or Business.

This scholarship have three award levels for full-time study such as $5000 awards that is consist of $4750 scholarship money and $250 travel voucher; $7500 that is consist of $7250 scholarship money and $250 travel voucher; and 5 $10000 awards which are consist of  5 $9750 scholarship money  and 5 $250 travel vouchers. NSHMBA also give $2500 awards consisting of a $2250 scholarship and $250 travel voucher for scholars under part-time studies.

The NSHMBA Scholarship Programs are renewable for up to one year or until a Master’s Degree is earned, whichever occurs first if the scholars maintain a 3.0 GPA in their current degree program and participate in at least two NSHMBA events during the academic year of their scholarship.

The first requirement for applying to this scholarship is a NSHMBA membership. You need to be a member of this organization to be eligible. Aside from the NSHMBA membership, applicants also need to have 3.0 GPA or at least 2.75 GPA if they have two years of full-time work experience and must be citizens or legal permanent residents in the United States.

There are two deadlines for this scholarship: March 15 and April 30, 2007. The advantage of meeting the first deadline is that applicants who can submit their applications and the required documents before March 15 will have a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to the 18th Annual NSHMBA Conference & Career Expo in Houston, Texas.

To apply online and to know more details about this MBA scholarship, please click here.

American Dream Scholarship From Sallie Mae Fund

The American Dream Scholarship from Sallie Mae Fund is a program intended for African American students with demonstrated financial need. This scholarship is administered by the United Negro College Fund. The scholarship awards $500 to $5000 scholarship assistance.

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, you need to be a legal US citizen having at least 2.5 GPA. And since this is a need based scholarship, students must meet the Pell Grant eligibility criteria.  The American Dream Scholarship application is currently open and can be applied until April 15, 2007.

To know more about this scholarship, please read here.

Gilbane Scholarship For Engineering & Mathematics Students

Gilbane Building Company has a scholarship program administered by United Negro College Fund that gives a $5,000 scholarship after students have successfully completed a paid internship. Gilbane Scholarship Program is open for students who are majoring in the field of civil engineering, mathematics, architecture  or construction engineering technology and living in New Jersey and New York Metropolitan areas.

You can likewise apply for this scholarship if you are studying from Pennsylvania and Delaware and any UNCF member colleges and universities.  Deadline for this year’s application is on February 23.

Wells Fargo Scholarship Program

Wells Fargo through the American Indian Graduate Center is giving away two $2500 scholarships for the year 2007. This scholarship are open to all American Indian & Alaska native students in their third or fourth year of a baccalaureate program who are pursuing an education in Business or a career in the gaming, tourism, financial and hospitality industries. The Wells Fargo scholarship can be renewed by scholars until they completed their respective degrees.

Applicants for this scholarship will be assessed base on their academic ability, community involvement, and intellectual skills beyond their classroom. Applicants should also meet the federal Pell grant eligibility criteria to qualify for this scholarship program.

Application for Wells Fargo scholarship can be downloaded here. Interested undergraduate students should submit their application before May 2, 2007.
administered undergraduate awards. You need only complete one application.