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Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

The Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship awards six $5000 scholarships every year which may be used at any university, college or institute offering accredited courses and degrees. This scholarship is intended to women who are studying business at the undergraduate level that demonstrated excellence and outstanding potential in their course of study.

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, the female students must be in the third or fourth year of their first undergraduate degree program at any accredited institution at the time the scholarship funds are received. They also need to have outstanding academic record during the first two-three years of academic studies.

Likewise, they need to secure two confidential letter of recommendations from their faculty member and academic adviser or supervisor and must write not more than 500-word essay that describe their academic and professional goals, the relevance of their program to the business field and how the Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship will assist them in reaching their goals.

Statistics Of Universities That Award Need-based Aid

College education is a necessity but a truly expensive expenditure. It is so expensive that seeking financial aids and scholarships are the norms of life for the majority of people who are pursuing a college degree.  And I just found a list that will surely interest incoming college students in searching the appropriate college or university for them.

The list is the statistics or ranking of schools in United States that indicate their need-based financial packages such as grants and loans. You can view for this list the percentages of the average need-based grants and loans that each university awards to their incoming freshmen. Just take note that to qualify for a need-based grant; you must file an annual aid application that you can use to prove your financial needs.

Scholarship For Ordinary American Students

I glimpsed to this article about scholarship for 25% Caucasian and got caught on the insightful comments that the article obtained from its readers. And yes, it is true that for many decades, it is indeed hard for ordinary American students to win scholarships even they have good GPAs for the reason that they do not belong to the so called minority group.

One of them commented that you need to very poor or a black or an Indian or have some Hispanic heritage to have a scholarship. Students who belong in middle class to lower middle class are the one who are literally affected in this scholarship norm as they were the ones who are frequently left out. And hence, it is sometimes inevitable to say that the average American citizens are the ones who experience discrimination.

It is not proper to judge or criticize institutions to help those who belong to minority because their intention are noble but it is high time to give chance or at least equal privilege to all American students whatever their races are.

Important Changes For 2007-2008 FAFSA Form

FAFSA made some important changes in the 2007-2008 FAFSA form that may affect your student aid. So read on to see the recent changes.

Under the asset section, the net worth of family owned small business with less than 100 employees should no longer be reported as asset. And with regards with College Savings Plan, report the current balance of the plan as a parent asset (Q88) when you are reporting parental information and your parents own a qualified educational benefit plan.

On the other hand, you do not need to report the value of the College Savings Plan if you are reporting parental information and you own a qualified educational benefit plan. And if you are not reporting parental information and you own any of these qualified educational benefit plans or if you are married and your spouse owns one, you need to report the current balance of the plan as a student/spouse asset (Q44).

The maximum assessment rate for independent students with dependents drops to 3.29 percent while assets held in the parent’s name will continue to be assessed at a maximum rate of 5.6 percent. Assets held in a dependent student’s name in a qualified account no longer needs to be reported on the 2007-08 FAFSA.

Also, the 2007-2008 FAFSA now suspends any student who has been convicted for the possession or sale of illegal drug from receiving financial aid. The higher income protection allowances of students and the allowances of independent students slightly increase this year.

To know the complete changes in the 2007-2008 FAFSA form, please read here.

Eduventures Research Revealed Blurring Lines Between Need And Merit-Based Financial Aid

The recent study of Eduventures revealed that the lines are blurring between need based and merit based financial aid because of the intense competition among students seeking financial aid to support their college education.

And with steep competition, even institutions who are offering need based awards tend to screen students based on their talents and not just purely financial incapabilities. Need-based aid is sometime utilized as a recruiting tactic to attract higher profile academic students.

The recent research also showed that families from the lowest income bracket spend 58% of their income on tuition as compared with only 12% for families in the top income brackets. And that student from the top family income bracket receives approximately three times the non-need-based award as students from the bottom family income quartile.

To read the complete report of Eduventures study, please click here.

Help Graffiti Pad Raise 60 $1,000 College Scholarship

I would like to help in spreading this word because unlike the usual ads, the Internet advertising spot being offered by the owner of Graffiti Pad will not get any cents from its earning until it reached its target of $60,000 to fund 60 college scholarships that will give each of the 60 students a $1000 worth of scholarship.

Graffiti Pad launched a college scholarship program by selling permanent Internet advertising spots in 10×10 pixel increments on a 500 pixel x 700 pixel board for $0.49 per pixel. This was the idea of the 31 year old owner of Graffiti Pad, Rainier Trinidad to provide opportunity for everybody to take part and support a charity that fits on their budget.

So good luck! I wish that the program will be noticed by numerous corporations and even by entrepreneurs and individuals who will be happy to buy pixels for philanthropic purposes.

Vegas Fashion Event To Benefit Legacy Scholarship Fund

TMG Entertainment will have a three-day prestigious fashion in event in Las Vegas this coming June 8, 9, & 10, 2007. The Vegas Style fashion show will feature the world’s top designers and will be hosted by actor Mario Lopez. This one of a kind fashion event will combine the designer with the top models, celebrity stylists and renowned makeup artists.

100% of the ticket proceeds of The Vegas will go directly to the American Legion- Legacy Scholarship Fund, a foundation that assists the families of our brave men and women of the military who have given the ultimate sacrifice to support the college education of their children.

With this noble intention of Vegas Style; models, celebrities and fashion aficionados will likewise extend their support to the children of our fallen heroes by just attending the fashion event of the year.

Babies “R” Us Awarded College Fund For The First Baby Of 2007

This news caught my attention because it was my first time to hear a contest for babies who will be born at New Year’s Eve. Winners of the said contest were already announced and at the end, there are actually three babies who were selected as the first American baby born in the year 2007.

The babies were awarded a $25,000 savings bond for their college education. The babies were really lucky because they had already a fund/scholarship to start out their college education.

The contest was called “First Baby of the Year Sweepstakes” and was sponsored by Babies “R” Us. It was participated by expectant New Year’s mothers who registered for the said contest.

Though this year’s First Baby of the Year Sweepstakes got a slight controversy, this showed the scholarship opportunities are abundant and widely available not only for upcoming college students but also for younger generation.

$500 Scholarship Contest For African-American Students

Black News will give a $500 scholarship money prize for African-American student living in United States. The money at stake is not that big but joining the contest is relatively easy. All you need to do is register with BlackNews.com and upon registration, you are now eligible to submit a 500 word essay via email.

For this year’s essay topic, you are asked to write on why you feel (or don’t feel) that the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is something that African-Americans need. Send your essay at scholarship@blacknews.com with “2007 Winter Scholarship Entry” on the email subject. Deadline for essay submission is on April 30, 2007.

College Scholarship Contest

There is also known as college scholarship competition that is given by some institution as a way of supporting aspiring students who would like to pursue college education. Unlike the usual scholarship program, scholarship contest is usually one of the fastest and easiest ways to obtain money to finance you college education as it is normally awarded to the winner of the contest. But just like traditional scholarship program, the cash prize allotted for your education may be given to the university you will be enrolled afterwards.

Another good thing about scholarship contest is that it can be joined by any students, so even if you have excellent grades or not or financially incapable or not, you can freely join a scholarship contest.  The scholarship contests are normally in the form of essay writing, quiz bee, or math/science project contest. Scholarship contest are sometimes in group or individual and may be given in partnership with the school.

Cash prize that await that contest winners ranges from $1000 to $50000 depending on the sponsors. Remember, aside from talent, intellect and persuasion, all contests are somehow dictated by luck, so why not test your luck to have a chance to win the money you need to support your education? I’ll keep you posted for some scholarship contest you could join on my few next blogs.