Category Archives: University Scholarship

The Rising Star Program Of Dallas Community College District

The Dallas Community College District has a special financial assistance program called the Rising Star Program. This program caters for qualified high school graduates with academic support services and awards up to $4000 assistance for tuition and books.

Qualified applicants are those who graduated or will graduate from an eligible Dallas County public high school. Applicant should also belong to the top 40% of their graduating class or graduated with a “B” or “80” average and pass the required DCCCD assessment test to enter any of the seven colleges.

The Rising Star Program just like any other need-based scholarships requires the applicants to apply and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students may apply anytime within the 12-month period after their high school graduation date. The deadline for Fall 2007  is on July 1, 2007. Application or any correspondence regarding this program may be send to Rising Star Program R.L. Thornton, Jr. Bldg 701 Elm Street Dallas, TX 75202-3299 972-860-7473.

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The Dallas Independent School District Scholarship

The Dallas Independent School District has a scholarship program for undergraduate freshmen who reside within Texas. This scholarship program is administered by the United Negro College Fund and is open to all high school seniors from Dallas Independent School District.

The program awards up to $2500 scholarship money and to qualify for this scholarship, the student need to write a 250 to 500 word essay that will answer ” Why it is important to attend a Historically Black College or University?” Applicants also need to meet the 2.5 GPA requirement. Deadline for the application for this scholarship is on May 4, 2007.

Scholarship For Graduates Students At Indiana State University

The Indiana State University College of Technology has several graduate scholarships that are in intended for students who are working toward their Master’s degrees. One of the notable scholarships that are being offered in each department at the College of Technology is the Graduate Assistantship program that allocates $5000 scholarship money in every academic year.

The primary requirement for students applying for this graduate scholarship is at least 3.0 undergraduate GPA or combined score of 1,000 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the General Tests of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) with minimum scores of 400 on both the verbal and quantitative sections, or an equivalent score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or a maintained graduate GPA of at least 3.6.

The scholar should also take a minimum of 5 hours of graduate work per semester or term of appointment. The award date for this type of scholarship is between March and August of each year. Applicants may contact their Department Chairperson for more information about the Graduate Assistantship program.

Sycamore Service Scholarships

The Indiana State University, together with Lt. Governor Becky Skillman and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced the Sycamore Service Scholarships. This is a new program that aims to recognize high schools that express dedication to community engagement and to reward students from these high schools who practice service learning.

The Sycamore Service Scholarships will award $1,000 per year to select graduating seniors from different nine high schools. These scholarships can be renewed by chosen scholars for up to four years. The Sycamore Service will also award $1000 to one high school that will be chosen to be the recipient of the top school award.

To be eligible for the Sycamore Community Leadership Awards and Scholarships, the high schools, their faculty and their students must have demonstrated exemplary service to their local communities and other geographic areas between June 2006 and May 2007. Applications must be sent on or before June 29. Additional information can be read here.

Baker Gifted Arts Scholarships At Lehigh University

The Baker Gifted Arts Scholarships that are available at Lehigh University provides scholarship grants to students who are able to exhibit above average talent in such field like instrumental music or theater.  Baker has two kinds of scholarships that award $3000 annually to its scholars. The first Baker scholarship at Lehigh University is the Baker Gifted Arts Scholarship in Theatre. This is open for talented students who wish to pursue a career in theater arts. The applicants for this scholarship need to have a theater major or minor at Lehigh and must participate in various theatre department activities.

The second Baker scholarship opportunity that is available in Lehigh is the Baker Gifted Arts Scholarship in Instrumental Music. Under this scholarship, the applicants need not to have any major or minor in music as long as they can take part in Lehigh musical performances and improve musically by taking the sponsored music lessons provided by the college. Both the Theater and Instrumental Music scholarships provided by Baker Gifted Arts are renewable if the scholars maintained at least 2.8 GPA.

Scholarship Programs At Carnegie Mellon University

The Carnegie Mellon University has a lot of scholarship program that they offered for their freshmen students.  All admitted students of Carnegie Mellon are automatically considered for their scholarship programs; hence, there is no need for their freshmen students to file a separate scholarship application.

But of course aside from their automatic scholarships which are usually merit based, there are some scholarship programs in the university that you can only avail if you applied and qualified. These scholarships are usually intended for students with financial needs. So the first thing you need to do is to complete your FAFSA application.

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UT School of Information Scholarships

The School of Information of University of Texas has two scholarship programs namely Academic Competitive Scholarships and Endowed Presidential Scholarships that aim to help their students who are enrolled in master’s or doctoral studies.

Each of these scholarship programs are composed of several scholarships that are sponsored by well known Information or library personalities or faculty of University of Texas. The Academic Competitive Scholarships award $500 per semester to its scholars while the Endowed Presidential Scholarships award $1000 per semester. However both scholarships can be rarely extended for more than one year and are usually given based on the academic achievements of the applicant scholar.

Scholarship For Caucasians From Jackson State University

Jackson State University has an annual Academic and Diversity Scholarship Program that are exclusively intended to Caucasian students. So if you are Caucasian and an incoming college freshman, and interested to pursue a degree in Jackson State University, inquire for the program by visiting their University Scholarship Office, located in room 113 of B. F. Roberts Hall.

Interested applicant may also obtain information from the university’s specific departments such as Engineering, Athletics, Alumni and Music. Selections of scholars are based on the students’ GPA, ACT/SAT scores and rank in graduating class.

The Matching Scholarship Program Of The New School

The New School, announced the launch of their 5 year pilot program that will provide matching scholarships to students starting the academic year 2007-2008.

The New School will award up to five scholarships to the alumni of the City Year Program who was admitted to the Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts.

With this match scholarship program, The New School has joined the approximately 70 universities and colleges that are provides scholarships to the alumni of AmeriCorps.

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.