Monthly Archives: January 2008

Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

I stumbled upon the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and I learned that the foundation offer around 50 Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships to students who are attending community colleges or two-year institutions in the US and planning to transfer or further continue their studies in four-year institutions to complete a formal degree.

Although the award of scholarship varies based on the students’ cost of schooling, a student can avail as much as $30,000 scholarship money per year! This amount is actually very significant and a great help for any student who wants to earn a bachelor degree. But since this is not just an ordinary scholarship, interested students need to be nominated by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Faculty Representative at their institutions in order to apply for the scholarship.

To know more about the Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships, you may read the eligibility requirements and the application materials for this program. You may also inquire at 1-800-498-6478. The deadline for nomination each year is every 1st of February.

Two Year Colleges Scholarship

Are you enrolled or planning to enroll in two-year degree program? If yes, ask your school officials to nominate you in this scholarship as early as March 1st and you may be one of the lucky 350 recipients of $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.

Eligible students are those with at least 2.5 GPA at time of nomination and have an active participation in their community. Applicants must also enroll during the fall term at a two-year, degree granting institution within the United States. The deadline for scholarship application is on May 31.  For more information, please contact your school officials. Just remember that the earlier you get your nomination, the better your chance to get the scholarship.

The 2008 Coca-Cola Salute To Excellence Scholarship Award

The Coca-Cola has a special scholarship program for students who are taking up culinary arts and food-service programs whether they are taking up a degree program, an associate program or even a certificate program as long as the program is related in restaurant or food service industry.

The Coca-Cola provides this scholarship in cooperation of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.  The award amount that scholars can receive in this scholarship is $5,000.  For the year 2008, interested applicants should create 3 short essays describing the following topics/theme: Difficult situation that they successfully handled while on the job (250-350 words); The person whom you considered as your career role model and why (350-500 words); and How do you plan to contribute to your local community, your state and NRA during your career as a restaurant and food service professional (150-200 words).

The above essays must be submitted along with the completed application form and other requirements before March 21, 2008. To start your application, please visit this link.

Win Cash Prize For College From SEO Marketing

If you are familiar with SEO or Search Engine Optimization, you may join the SEO Marketing White Paper Contest organized by SEO 1 Services that will give away $1,500 up to $5,000.00 for the winning contestants. The contest just started this January 21st 2008 and will accept entries until October 21, 2008.

It is the goal of the contest to increase our awareness about the importance of Search Engine Optimization which currently remains under represented in most US academic curriculum. The contest is open to university and college students and professors. To know more about the contest details, interested party should request the contest rules and guidelines at the site’s Dallas office through the contact form.

WALTON Family Foundation Scholarship

The WALTON Family Foundation Scholarship awards a one-time scholarship money amounting to $10,000. The $10,000 is equally distributed over four years and can be sued by the scholars to pay for their tuition, books and on-campus room and board.

This scholarship is available to students who will graduate in their high school between August 1, 2007 and July 31, 2008 regardless whether they are home schooled or regular high school students. However, to be qualified to apply for WALTON Family Foundation Scholarship, the applicant needs to be a dependent of an active full-time Associate of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. for at least twelve consecutive months until April 25, 2008.

Once you become a WALTON Family Foundation scholar, you are required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 in 12 earned college credit hours per semester and send the term grade transcripts as soon as possible every after term to maintain your scholarship eligibility.

For more guidelines about this scholarship, please visit this page.

SAMMY Scholarship For High School Seniors

SAMMY or the Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year is a scholarship program that can be applied by high school seniors. Winning this scholarship means a $7,500 worth of fund for college education plus an all-expense paid trip to an exciting awards ceremony at Disney Wide World of Sports’ Milk House in Florida and an induction into the Milk House Hall of Fame!

For this year, SAMMY will select 25 scholars, so if you are a high school senior with good grade standing and participated in any high school sport or club sport during the 2007-2008 school year, why not try your luck to join in this exciting scholarship contest? You will be asked to write an essay about
“How Milk Has Helped In My Academics and/or Athletics”.

See the application form here and carefully read the rules on this page.  Although joining is through nomination, you can self-nominate if you do not know someone to nominate you for this contest. The contest will end on May 20, 2008 but all nomination forms must be received by the administrator on March 7, 2008.

Scholarship For Students Enrolled In Food Service Courses

That is right! If you are an undergraduate student who is enrolled in culinary arts or any food service-related college program and have at least 750 working hours in any food service establishment, you might qualify to receive a college scholarship if you apply for the scholarship offered by Sammy’s and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF).

Sammy’s and NRAEF award each scholar an amount of $2,000 scholarship money. This is already a big sum of money that could help you finish your degree. Applicants are required to write two short essays about a difficult situation they successfully handled while on a job ( 250-350 word essay) and another essay about the person they considered to be their career role model (450-500 words)

You can start your scholarship application here. Be sure that your essays are type-written and that you submit it with the required documents before the deadline. For 2008 scholarship, applicants may submit on of before the following deadlines: March 31, July 31, and October 31, 2008. For complete details and requirements of this scholarship, please click here.

Scholarship For Students Returning In College After 5 Years

There is another scholarship opportunity to those people who want to return in college after 5 years. The scholarship is known as the Russ Griffith Memorial Scholarship which is also known as the Returning Student Scholarship.

This scholarship is offered to students of universities and colleges that are clients of Datatel. The scholarship award is $2,000 each and Russ Griffith Memorial scholarship selects a total of fifty scholars every year. To apply, the student needs to submit a maximum of 1000-word essay that discusses the impact of being a returning student, the challenges of combining life interests, such as work and family, along with school, and the importance of receiving a this scholarship to help achieve a dream.

One can apply for Russ Griffith Memorial scholarship until January 31, 2008. For more information about the application process and scholarship requirements, visit the Scholarship Application Page.

Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice

The Wellstone Fellowship awards one an annual stipend of approximately $35,000 and excellent health care benefits to the lucky social justice fellow every year. This fellowship is designed to help black/African American, Latino, Asian and Pacific Islander, and Native American social justice leaders who are interested in health care policy.

This grant does not have any GPA requirement or a specific academic discipline preference to its applicants as long as they have a college degree and demonstrate a commitment to contributing to social justice work following their year of hands-on experience as a fellow. Applications is open until January 15.  Click here to download the application form.

To see all the details for Wellstone Fellowship, you can visit this page or contact Melissa Rosenblatt at 202-628-3030.

Carlson Scholarship

If you are pursuing a degree that is related in the restaurant and food service industry, check out the scholarship offered by Carlson Companies in cooperation with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). They offer undergraduate scholarships to the qualified United States citizens and even permanent resident aliens who are attending school in the United States and its other U.S. territories.

Each Carlson and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) awards $2,000 scholarships. The scholarships are immediately distributed as soon as the scholars are approved by Carlson Companies and are in good standing with their employers.

Interested applicants may apply all year round as long as they observed the following deadlines: March 31, July 31, and October 31, 2008.