Monthly Archives: November 2007

Create Commercial And Have A Chance To Win Scholarship

If you are a high school student and you love producing videos or skits, why not participate in the Courageous Persuaders Scholarship? This is a scholarship contest where you could win scholarship by just showing some creativity in producing commercials.

The prizes include $2,000 New York Festival scholarship, $1,000 USA Today scholarship and contestants from Michigan will chance to win additional scholarships that may range from $1,500 to $3,000. Furthermore, selected participants will get to work with the McCann Erickson advertising agency.

For this year, the participants need to submit commercials that warn middle-school students about the dangers of underage drinking. Unlike other scholarship contests, the Courageous Persuaders Scholarship allows participants to submit more than one entry. So your chances of winning may be doubled if you are capable to submit two or three commercials.

The deadline for entry submission is on February 15, 2008. Entries may be submitted through YouTube. To read the contest rule, please visit this page.

Scholarship For Latino Students In California

If you have Central American or other Latino ethnicity; and currently residing and studying in California, you may want to apply for the Salvadoran American Leadership and Education Fund or SALEF scholarship program. They have this “Fulfilling Our Dreams” Fund that aims to provide financial assistance of around $500 to $2500 to eligible Latino high school, undergraduate and graduate school students.

The applicants need to have at least 2.5 GPA to be considered for this scholarship. Furthermore, they must demonstrate community involvement and financial need. Applicants may apply to one of the several scholarship programs under the SALEF such as the Health Career Scholarship awards for Central American students who are pursuing health related degrees;  Two Nineteen Scholarship for AB 540 students attending a Community College in California; Four-Year Scholarship for those students  with 3.0 GPA; and Father Rutilio Grande Scholarship for student whoa re studying religious studies, culture, environment and social justice.

Students may apply for any of the above scholarship from March until June of every year. For more information on the SALEF Scholarships Programs, please click here.

New Scholarship Database At eLearners

Good news to all scholarship hunters out there! eLearner.com,  a good web resource for people who are interested in online learning recently announced the launching of their scholarship database.

The said scholarship database is powered by ScholarshipExperts.com which will provide the eLearners users and visitors a free comprehensive scholarship database. However, one must register first to be able to access the free database.

But still, this is a good additional feature because aspiring online students can now search for possible scholarships that will fit their age and eligibility. On the other hand, students who are preparing for college or those who are looking for college or university may now explore the world of online degree studying by visiting the eLearners.com website.

Scholarship For Students Born After June 1982

If you were born after June 30, 1982 and has made a difference in your community, then you may be eligible to win the scholarship for your college education. There is this Br!ck Awards that honors the young people who made positive changes in their communities by giving them at least $10,000 scholarship money.

To join, the students need to register and complete the 3 parts of the application process that requires the student to describe, explain and write the details of their community projects.

The organizers of this scholarship will then select nine winners that will receive $10,000 in community grants and scholarships and from the nine winners, one will be selected as the Golden BR!CK Award winner. The grand winner will receive a total of $100,000 in community grants.

So what are you waiting for? If you fit in the above stated eligibility, start your application now just remember that the entire process can be only done online including the recommendation letter. The deadline for this scholarship offer is on December 31, 2007.

Scholarship Opportunity For Non-Academic Achievers

High school seniors who do not have excellent academic grades but excel in community service, sports, extra-curricular activities or work performance are encouraged to apply to a scholarship program that gives value on the admirable services of an individual known as the AXA Achievement Scholarship.

The AXA Achievement Scholarship is the signature program of AXA Foundation which aims to focus on the students personal accomplishment outside their classroom. AXA select scholars in every state nationwide and award scholarship with amounts such as $25,000, $10,000 and $2,000.

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, the students must be citizens or legal residents of the United States, should be in high school seniors and plan to enroll as full- time college student in any 2 or 4 year program in university or college in the US. Aside from the personal achievement of the applicants, they should be also recommended by unrelated adult.  The deadline for the submission of application is on December 15, 2007. The application can be downloaded here.

The Hear Me Project Contest

Here is one example of a contest that can be joined by students between 14 to 22 years old from the Hear Me Project. It is composed of two separate contests: writing contest and video contest which are both about HIV and AIDS awareness.

The prize at stake at the writing contest is $2,500 and it requires the participants to submit a maximum of
5page double-spaced or neatly handwritten story about personal vulnerability in HIV/AIDS. Stories can be either be fiction or non fiction. On the other hand, the prize at stake at video contest is $1,000. The required entry for this contest is a 2-minute documentary or narrative video about vulnerability in HIV/AIDS. The video may e submitted online or through postal.

Participants should accomplish the contest entry form and submit it together with the entry. Deadline for submission is on December 1, 2007 and the winners will be announced by February 8, 2008.

For more information about the contests and its rules, please visit this page.

More Ways To Build Your College Fund

Scholarship is the most popular way to support your college education but we all know that scholarships are not that easy to get. It entails students to undergo a process and most programs require pertinent documents such as transcript of records and recommendation letters. Furthermore, scholarships often have some eligibility requirements that hinder many students from applying.

But there is another way to build your college fund aside from regular scholarship program. One great way to get free money is to join contests that awards cash prizes. The cash prizes that you can get from winning the contest can help you in paying for your college or pay for your education-related expenses such as lodging, allowances and books.

Joining contest is fun and rewarding, here, you will not be judged based on your academic grades or extra-curricular activities and you will not need any recommendation and referrals in order to participate. Al you need to do some creativity, patient and resourceful and lots of guts.

However, just like applying for scholarship, you need to observe rules and deadlines but rest assure that the rules of most contests are not as stringent as applying for scholarship. Likewise, you need to be careful when applying for contests, make sure that there are no registration fees or purchase requirement because you may end up losing money instead of gaining something.

Remember that legitimate contests are those that do not require entrants to spend anything aside from the costs that are associated in sending their entries. And so, you do not need to buy any gadgets to produce films or photography because you can simply borrow one from a friend or relative.

So if you are having hard time finding scholarships or if you are worried that the scholarships you applied for is not enough to cover your college education, why not try your luck in joining contests? Just search the web or check out this page every now and then because I also feature contests with cool prizes that can benefit students.

General Motors Minority Dealers Association Scholarship

The General Motors Minority Dealers Association or GMMDA is giving away $2,500 worth of scholarships for each ethnic minority students every year. So if you are Native American, Hispanic, African-American, Asian or Pacific Islander and currently a high school senior or full-time college student in any accredited college or university in the United States this scholarship is for you!

But to be eligible in the General Motors Minority Dealers Association Scholarship you need to have at least 3.0 GPA. Your chances of getting the GMMDA scholarship will also increase if you have impressive academics performance, some volunteer and work experience and well stated future goals. For inquiries about the GMMDA Scholarship Program, you may call the GMMDA Executive Office at (248) 552-9040.

Resolve To Evolve Essay Scholarship

I stumbled upon a scholarship essay writing contest that will award a total of $10,000 in prizes called the Resolve To Evolve Essay Scholarship. To submit an entry, you must register in Scholarship.com website

The Resolve To Evolve Essay Scholarship Contest is composed of three parts. The first part is where students will choose one topic that they would like to write about. For the year 2008 contest, the essay question or topic is the following:

Question #1 No Child Left Behind? Has the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 been successful in fulfilling its purpose? Why or why not?

Question #2 Higher Education at a Higher Cost. How has the rising cost of a college education affected students and families? What can the government do to offset any adverse effects or related financial pressures?

The second part of the contest entails the students to provide a brief essay or write-up that reflect why attending college is important to them and a short summary of their academic and career goals. The third part is letter of reference written by your teacher, adviser or parent and any adult relative that knows your character, capabilities and your potential as a possible scholarship recipient.

Seven students will be selected as winners of this scholarship essay. The first prize winner will receive $3,000; $2,000 for the second prize winner and there will be five runner-up winners who will receive $1,000 each.

The essay submission will start on December 1, 2007 and will end on March 31, 2008. All entries must be postmarked between these dates to be able to qualify. Winners will be announced on June 30, 2008 and awarding will be on July 31, 2008.

To read the contest rules and the address where you can send your entries, please visit this page.

1 Minute YouTube Video Entry Could Give You Extra College Money

This is not a scholarship offer but students who need extra money to fund their education may try to join the ScholarPoint Video Contest because it will be giving away $5,000 to the winner of the Best 60 Second YouTube Video.

To join this contest, simply make a one minute video that contains at least 1 of the 3 words of the ScholarPoint motto: Simple. Instant. Complete. These words can be presented visually with text or graphics or be spoken or even sung.

After creating and finalizing your video, upload it at the ScholarPoint’s YouTube contest group. Submission of video entries can be done from November 5th until December 5th of this year. Afterwards, contest entrants have until January 5th 2008 to promote their videos to friends on Facebook, MySpace or on various blogs and by email.

The contest organizers will choose 10 finalists based on the number of positive comments that the videos obtained by January 5th, 2008. The top 10 video entries will be then assessed by the ScholarPoint judging team. Easy isn’t? So start thinking of a nice script to have a chance of winning the $5000 which you can use to fund your education.

Read here for the complete contest rule.