If you think that winning a scholarship based on your last name or your ability with duct tape is weird, well then the answer is yes, it is true that there are weird scholarships. These awards exist because wealthy alumni or donors with peculiar traits they want to promote make donations to colleges. Continue reading
Besides doing what you enjoy, an added benefit of being involved in an extracurricular activity is that you may qualify for a scholarship. Ask your activity advisor if your group offers a scholarship for members. Also, if your club is part of a national organization, check with the national office to see if they sponsor a scholarship.
The National Honor Society (http://www.nhs.us), for example, gives scholarships through both the local school chapters and through the national organization. Some scholarships offered by the national organization may require nomination by your local club. Continue reading
As a way to say â€œthank youâ€ to customers, many businesses offer scholarships for students who live in their community. If your city is the home of a large company then you can almost bet that they offer a scholarship As an example, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (http://www. gatesfoundation.org) offers scholarships for students who attend selected schools in the state of Washington, where Microsoft is based. Continue reading
Â In addition, the employee who demonstrates the highest commitment to school, work and community service is named McScholar of the Year and receives a $5,000 scholarship. Now that is something to flip for! Get more details at http://www.mcdonalds.com/usa/good/community.html. So, if you have a full- or part-time job, be sure to ask your employer about a scholarship. Continue reading
Â For example, sponsors the 25th Infantry Division Association Scholarship that aids the children and grandchildren of active and former members. The American Legion Auxiliary (http://www.legion-aux. org) offers the National President Scholarship for children of veterans. Continue reading
Besides the annual company picnic, many employers offer scholarships as a benefit to employees. Have your parents check with their human re- sources (HR) department or manager to see if their company offers a scholar- ship program. The children of Wal-Mart employees, for example, are eligible to compete for the Walton Family Foundation Scholarship, which is worth $8,000. Continue reading