We are now approaching the third month of the year and this means that students who wish to apply for various scholarships should already filed their FAFSA by now. Although filing by March or April is just fine, it is highly recommended to file as soon as possible after January 1. This is to maximize your chance to apply for scholarship programs that open up for applicants as early as February.
But if your parents’ taxes are not yet ready or has to be computed yet or if you are still looking for ways on how to obtain a good FAFSA assessment, check out this site because it can teach you various ways to qualify for more financial aid. It has good recommendations and techniques from preparing and filing up your FAFSA. You can even have a practice FAFSA form to estimate your EFC and tips on reducing your Adjusted Gross Income.
Cappex just announced another scholarship program that is open for all high school students with al least 2.0 GPA! This program is called the Cappex Promoter Scholarship that will award one $2000 scholarship to the winning high school student and one $1000 scholarship for the winner’s friend that signed up through him/her.
To join, simply fill out a Cappex profile here, select the scholarship from the scholarships tab and follow the stated directions. After this, Cappex will then send you email on how to validate your email address.
Just remember that the Cappex Promoter Scholarship is available for currently enrolled high school students only. You and your friend can sign in until the end of January 2008.
Underserved college students within Colorado who are studying or plan to enroll at Adams College may benefit from the Adams State College-Connections Program. This is also known as the No Cost Tuition program of the college that can cover the student’s cost of tuition, books and fees.
And because this is a need-based financial aid, the students need to be a Pell-Grant eligible in order for them to enter and qualify for this program. Also, the program is for those new, returning and transfer students who are admitted and currently enrolled in the Adams State as full time students having 30 credit hours per academic year.
Another advantage of this program is that this is not a one time offer. Students who qualified and admitted as scholars can enjoy this privilege as along as they maintain their eligibility in terms of academics and financial requirements. So, there is a real chance for Adams State College students to finish their Bachelor Degree in the most economical way.
The Karen Blomain Writers Workshop that will be held on October 6-13, 2007 at Santa Fe, New Mexico will award two writing workshop scholarships to high school students residing within New Mexico. The writing scholarship will cover the full cost of the workshop during its week-end sessions. The workshop scholars will also receive two complementary meals for Saturday and Sunday.
The theme of the workshop is Memoir and Poetry, a relaxed format workshop for writers at all levels of accomplishment, from the novice wishing to try her hand at writing, to the seasoned writer who needs to nudge the muse for a new project. To apply for the said 2-day scholarship, students must email workshop@BelleCora.com. Deadline for application is on August 1, 2007.
The IAM Scholarship Program for the 2008 academic year will begin processing application this coming August 2007 and will run until February 2008. The scholarship is open to members of the IAM and their children throughout the United States and Canada.
Eligible applicants are those who are high school seniors and IAM members and just like any other scholarship, the chance to be selected as scholar is higher if the students apply early. The IAM Scholarship Program awards $2,000 per academic year for their members or $1,000 per academic year for children of members.
The advantage of this scholarship is that it is renewed annually that allows IAM scholars to enjoy the scholarship until they earned their Bachelor’s Degree or their two-year vocational certification in a specific period from one to four years (maximum of four years for bachelor degree and maximum of two years for vocational programs).
Dalby Tutoring, a company in Washington DC specializing in academic tutoring in preparation for SAT has a scholarship program that will award one merit and need based scholarship for their October SAT preparation class. The scholarship is valued at $1090 and can be used for the SAT prep classes this coming August 2007.
To join, simply print and accomplish the application form and mail to 1401 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 102 McLean, VA 22101. The applicant can also fax the form at 7038213847. The deadline for the application is on July 25, 2007. The name of the SAT scholarship winner will be published on August 3, 2007 at Dalby Tutoring website.
To know more about the October SAT preparation class, please click here.
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.
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, 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.
The Sulentic Family Foundation will be sponsoring a scholarship program in cooperation of Dallas Independent School District starting this school year up to 2011 academic year. They will be awarding a total of $1Million scholarship money that will be allocated at $20,000 each for ten graduating high school students every year for 5 consecutive years.
The said scholarship will be administered by the Dallas Independent School District. The selection of scholars for this program will be based on consistently demonstrated integrity, hard work and financial need. The scholarship fund that will be received by scholars may be used on a semester by semester basis. However, the student must complete at least nine credit hours each semester and maintains a minimum 2.5 GPA.
Students who are related to any Dallas ISD employee or to any member of the district’s Board of Trustees are not qualified to apply for this program. For more information about the Sulentic Scholarship Progam, please click here. (http://www.dallasisd.org/parents/sulenticapplication.pdf)