Monthly Archives: May 2007

Fund Your College Education By Joining The AAA Travel Challenge

AAA, the largest leisure travel organization in North America is conducting an annual Travel Challenge for high school students in grades 9 up to  12. The online registration for the travel challenge usually opens by December of every year and the first round of challenge start by January of the following year.

The first round is done online; the second is a State Competition that is usually done every March; and the last round is the National Competition that is normally held in May. This is sort of a trivia game challenge where contestants are being rewarded based on their knowledge in US and world geography with concentration on travel and tourism.

Grand winner of the AAA Travel Challenge receives a whopping $20,000 college scholarship and the title of AAA Travel High School Challenge Champion.  So if you are keen in travel and geography, why not test your luck in this travel challenge? Start reading now and register online by December to join this fun travel challenge that could give you $20,000 college scholarship.

Click here to learn more about AAA Travel Challenge.

Best Buy Announced The 2007 Scholarship Winners

Best Buy announced the 16 National Scholars winners of $10,000 scholarship to the institution of their choice. Aside from the National Scholars, Best Buy will also award $1,500 each to another 1,726 students.

The scholarship funds will be distributed in August 2007. Best Buy reported that they received more than 67500 applications this year. These applicants were evaluated according to the students’ academic achievement and community involvement.

For interested students, the Best Buy scholarship application will be opened again by January next year. So do not forget to visit their website for scholarship announcement. The names of the 2007 National Scholars winners can be seen here.

Scholarship For A Child Of Restaurant Employee

If you are a son or a daughter of a restaurant employee, you may be eligible to receive a scholarship that range from $500 to $5,000 from William F. Carl Scholarship Fund. This scholarship program aims to support the children of restaurant industry employees for their hard work and dedication that contributed to the growth and success of the industry.

William F. Carl Scholarship Fund is open to children of restaurant employee who are high school senior, high school graduate or current undergraduate college student and aged not more than 24 years old. They must enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study no later than September of the succeeding year of their application at any accredited college or vocational school in the United States.

Scholars may renew their scholarship if they managed to maintain a 3.0 GPA and submitted the scholarship renewal application. This scholarship is judged and chosen by the NC HEF board of trustees based on the academic achievement, extra curricular activities and gathered recommendations by the applicants.  Application deadline is around January, so you need to apply by the last quarter of the year.

Micron Science and Technology Scholars Program

The Micron Science and Technology Scholars Program is a prestigious scholarship competition that is held every year to recognize the academic and leadership excellence of select students. This competition is held in Idaho, Utah, Texas, Colorado and Virginia. Micron selects 2 scholars from each of the five states; then 3scholarships will be further awarded within those states.

This program is a merit-based scholarship competition that awards a grand prize of a $55,000 college scholarship and up to twelve $16,500 scholarships. In addition, selected scholars also win a one-time $1,000 cash grant for their high school institution.

To qualify for this program, applicants must be high school senior who resides in and attends a public or private school in Idaho, Utah, Texas, Colorado and Virginia. They must have a combined SAT score of at least 1350 or a composite ACT score of at least 30 and unweighted GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. The applicants must also intend to study such field as engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry or material sciences

Application for this scholarship is available online beginning November of each year. Students can also get the application form at their high school counselor. Application and the requirements must be complete and submitted on or before June 19.

Scholarship Options For Students Pursuing Culinary, Hospitality or Tourism

The North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association has several scholarships programs that are intended for students who would like to pursue a career in culinary arts, hospitality or tourism. They have an Education Foundation that awards annual scholarship for qualified students that are residing in North Carolina.

For senior high school students, the NC Education Foundation annually awards 10 $750 scholarships for two-year degree programs that can be renewed yearly for $1000. Students who will pursue a four year program will receive one time $1500 scholarship award. To qualify, you must be a resident in North Carolina and should be pursuing culinary arts, hospitality management, or tourism.

They also have similar scholarship program for currently enrolled culinary arts, tourism or hospitality undergraduate and graduate students. The award is $1500 which is not renewable but students may reapply again each year that they meet all the eligibility requirements.

Students may apply for these scholarships by fall of each year with deadlines to apply falling in mid-January. For more information, please click here.

Ticket Scholarship From American Airlines

Are you a student who is looking for some scholarship to financially assist your studies abroad? I just read that American Airlines has a ticket scholarship program in partnership with Vanderbilt University Study Abroad Office. The winner of this prestigious scholarship will be given a round-trip airfare ticket to any study abroad destination accessible through American’s broad network.

The scholar just needs to pay for the taxes and an extra airline ticket if his or her final destination is not covered by American Airlines. But nonetheless, this is already a great help for the scholar in reducing the amount of money he or she should raise for studying abroad.

To be qualified to apply for this program, applicants need to have 3.0 GPA. Applicants will be also evaluated based on their academic merit and financial needs.  The application deadline is usually every April of the year. To view the application form for this scholarship, please click here.

Dollars For Scholars

Dollars for Scholars is considered the longest standing program of Scholarship America. This program was established in 1958 and became one of the well-known programs that aim to raise funds in each community for the benefit of local students.

Right now, Dollars for Scholars has chapters and regional offices across United and has raised over than $58 million of fund wherein approximately $29 million were awarded to more than 35000 scholars all over the United States.

Dollars for Scholars aside from awarding scholarships likewise give a wide range of academic support programs, tutoring, mentoring, loan assistance and financial aid for students and parents members in each community.

So if you are soon to be studying in college and seeking assistance and support to make your dreams more achievable, visit the nearest chapter of Dollar for Scholar in your place and learn how this volunteer-driven scholarship foundation could help you.

Scholarship For Tall Students

There may be several scholarship that is intended to help those students with dwarfism but did you know that there is also one organization that provide scholarships for tall students? If you are a female that is at least 5’10″ tall or a male that is 6’2″ in height;  apply and be a member at the nearest Tall Club International in your region.

Being a TCI member will give you an opportunity to be awarded a $1000 scholarship. But to be eligible for this scholarship, you must be less that 21 years old and should be a college freshman by Fall. Likewise, you can not apply directly for this scholarship because TCI accepts only applicants that were endorsed by the local club. You need to talk to your local club to endorse you and each local TCI can only endorse one candidate per calendar year.

So if you are tall and serious to get an extra $1000 scholarship, be a member of TCI to grad this opportunity. It would be wise to approach your local TCI officer about your intention early to increase your chance to be nominated for the $1000 TCI scholarship.

Farmers Insurance Group Announces Its New Scholarship Program

Farmers Insurance Group launched their Farmers Insurance Group Emerging Scholars Program last May 19, 2007 in Los Angeles California to uplift and encourage students to pursue higher education and to let them know that Farmers care. The Farmers Insurance Group Emerging Scholars Program is primarily designed to help ensure the continued success of five deserving students who are residing in California

The newly created scholarship program will be administered by the United Negro College Fund and awards up to $7500 financial assistance. To be eligible, applicants must have at least 2.8 GPA. The application deadline for the 2007 to 2008 academic year is on August 6, 2007. To learn more about this scholarship, please click here.

Scholarship America To Invest More

Scholarship America, the biggest nonprofit, private-sector scholarship and educational support organizations recently announced its plan of $1.8 million information technology investment to empower its Scholarship Management Services to expand and enhance its services to current and new clients.  The funding for the planned investment comes through a grant from USA Funds.

The USA Funds is a non profit organization based on Indianapolis that serves as the country’s top guarantor of federal student loans. Scholarship Management Services of Scholarship America on the other hand is the one that administers USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships that awards more than $8 million scholarship for 5500 students this year.