Monthly Archives: February 2009

Join The 2009 Akademos Scholarship Essay Contest

If you are currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in any accredited college institution in the United States and you got a talent in writing a well-crafted essay? Why not check out the 2009 Akademos /  Scholarship?They are currently accepting entries and who knows? You may be the lucky one who might grab the $2,000 grand prize.

This year’s essay topic is easy: Should there be a death penalty? Simply defend your position on practical, philosophical or ethical grounds by writing between 250 to 750 word essay and submit it online before October 31, 2009 at 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time).

Just remember that you must reference at least one book that influenced your insight about the topic by providing complete bibliographical information of the book. Of course, only original essay must be submitted; plagiarism will automatically disqualify your entry.

So hurry, organize your ideas and submit your entry early. For more information about this essay scholarship contest, please click here.

Scholarship Program For Blind Students

The National Federation of the Blind is offering a scholarship program to help deserving blind students in their college studying. The 2009 Scholarship Program provides both financial assistance and an excellent opportunity for high level networking with other active blind persons in various professions and occupations.

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must be confirmed blind in both eyes and should be willing to pursue a full-time, post-secondary course of study in a degree program at any educational institution in United States. Applicants must also be a citizen of the United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.

Scholars are likewise required to join in all NFB national conventions and other scheduled scholarship program activities. Interested applicants may apply online through this link.  All required documents should be submitted on or before March 31, 2009.  To learn more about the National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program, you may visit their FAQ Page.