Category Archives: Scholarship News

No Presidential Freedom Scholarship Program For 2007

I have read that there is no Presidential Freedom Scholarship Program for 2007 because the scholarship does not receive a funding from the federal budget. This scholarship that aims to uphold student service and civic engagement is funded in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that recognizes high school students for outstanding leadership in community service.

But although the scholarship program will not continue this year, the agency will keep probable applicants. And to all students who are previously selected as Presidential Freedom scholars but did not able enroll and use the scholarship, they have up to 7 years from the date the scholarship is awarded to claim their funds.

Camp La Jolla Offers Fitness And Health Scholarships

Camp La Jolla announced that they will be awarding 5 Fitness and Health Scholarships this year for the surviving children of military men and women who have lost their lives as part of the global war on terror. Each scholarship is worth $3095 which is equivalent to two weeks fitness and health scholarships for the summer of 2007.

To qualify for this summer fitness scholarship, applicants need to be between 8-17 years old. Applicants should submit essays or videos describing why they or a child you know would benefit from a Camp La Jolla Fitness and Health Scholarship. Deadline for submission of entries is on May 15, 2007. All scholarship winners will be on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2007.

Hilton Hotels To Give $3M Scholarship Grant

The Hilton Hotels Corporation announced last month that they are giving a total of $3 million scholarship fund over the next 15 years for high school students in Baltimore who will pursue hotel management and hospitality careers. The first donation will be given after the opening of the 757-room Hilton convention center hotel on August 2008.

The said announcement was made during the news conference at the National Academy Foundation High School in Federal Hill. This scholarship aims to address the workforce shortage in the hospitality industry in Baltimore as well as to prepare students for careers in these fields by provide training opportunities.

This scholarship program by Hilton Hotels Corporation will be administered by the College Bound Foundation. Graduates of the National Academy Foundation High School will be on the top priority list for this scholarship as well as those senior high school students from city public high schools.

US Steel Foundation Awarded $1M Scholarship Grant To CMU

The United Steel Foundation has awarded five-year $1 million scholarship grant to the Carnegie Mellon University. The scholarship grant will be used to help out engineering and business students of CMU who have financial need but exhibited academic excellence and leadership qualities.

The Carnegie Mellon University and the foundation have been helping each other in building and promoting goodwill among their industries. The foundation already employed hundreds of graduates from the university while officials of US Steel Foundation are leading the university’s Board of Trustees.

Aside from the Carnegie Mellon University, the U.S. Steel Foundation also awards grants to other higher education institutions that have strong programs in engineering, science and business. The foundation likewise provides grants to various nonprofit organizations whose programs run within the major U.S. Steel locations in United States.

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.

Capella University Awarded $50,000 Worth Of Scholarships to Injured Military

Capella University who had significant numbers of students from military through its Spirit of Capella Scholarships For Injured Service Members has recently awarded five $10000 scholarships to military personnel who are wounded in Iraqi Operation.

The lucky recipients of these scholarships were Major Patrick Beyer of Berlin, Wisconsin; Ronald Cross of Westminster, Colorado; Sergeant Cherie Davis-Keeter of Attleboro, Massachusetts; First Sergeant Michael Martin of West Long Branch, New Jersey; and Lieutenant Colonel Patrick D. O’Farrell of Bettendorf, Iowa.

The scholars could use their scholarships over next eight quarters from any branch of the U.S. military who have a Rating Decision memo of 20 percent disability or higher from the Veterans Administration as a consequence of being wounded in Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Target Ceased To Offer All-Around Scholarship

Target Store, the leading shopping center and provider of high-quality goods and services ceased to offer All-Around Scholarship starting this year after its ten years of generously providing scholarship to more than 16,000 high school seniors and college undergraduate students.

Target ended the All-Around Scholarship by granting the 2006 awards of over 750 scholarships worth $1,000 and one $25,000 scholarship to deserving students.  However, Target will not stop doing their philanthropic commitment to education because they will now concentrate more on supporting education programs that specifically benefit children in grades K-12.

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.