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Currently, many schools are seeking to attract more students who plan to major in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). People who want to study one of these fast-growing subjects in college may want to conduct a quick scholarship search, as there are many financial opportunities for these students.
Recently, many colleges and universities have reported that they are offering scholarships to STEM students thanks to the National Science Foundation (NSF). For example, the Baltimore Sun reports that Notre Dame of Maryland University plans to use a $450,000 NSF grant to provide annual scholarships to undergraduates in the Women's College who are pursuing degrees in mathematics, computer information systems, physics or engineering.
These scholarships of $10,000 each will be awarded through the school's Pathways to Excellence program, which encourages women to find jobs in STEM fields.
Similarly, Edmonds Community College in Washington recently announced that it will use a $600,000 NSF grant to give scholarships to 45 students who want to earn a degree in a STEM subject, My Edmonds News reports.
Got some downtime this summer? Make the most out of it by finding scholarships for college! It’s never too early, or too late, to start your scholarship search. We’ve found five easy-to-apply-to scholarships for students in all different grades.
All you have to do is see if you’re a match:
1. OP Loftbed Scholarship
Quick fact-High school seniors through doctoral-level students can apply.
2. Lincoln Forum Scholarship
Quick fact- This scholarship is available for enrolled college students.
3. Family Travel Forum Teen Travel Writing Scholarship
Quick fact-To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must sign up to be members of the MyFamilyTravels.com community prior to application.
4. Shut Up and Sweat Scholarship
Quick fact-This is the perfect scholarship for student athletes!
5. AFSA Second Chance Scholarship
Quick fact-5 awards will be granted.
Want more scholarship matches? Make a profile on Cappex!
Cappex.com is very excited to announce our most recent scholarship winners from Spring 2011. These students have proven that with their leadership and volunteer activities, they can make a difference in the world. Congratulations!
You can be a scholarship winner too by making a Cappex profile! Your profile will then be used as your “application” for the Cappex scholarships, like, say, these two coming up:
That’s exactly what these two superstars did to win their scholarships:
|“A GPA Isn’t Everything” Scholarship – Winter II Scholarship Winner:
Rebecca D. from Mt. Prospect, Ill., will be attending college next fall. During her high school career, she served as a member of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) and eventually its President for two school years. The program was recognized as one of the best programs in the state and won grants from the Operation Teen Safe Driver for its success. Rebecca was also a peer tutor and a member of her school’s service organization which works to better the community and help with special needs schools as well as the elderly.
|“I Don’t Want to Pay for College” – Spring Scholarship Winner:
Matthew J., from Murfreesboro, Tenn., is currently a college student with a broad background in volunteer and service with his church and Boy Scouts including canned food drives, making care packages for the 101st Airborne and community clean up. Matthew’s a talented student who channeled his passion for music and science into an awesome project where he designed, produced and then performed with two homemade instruments.
Want to see past scholarship winners? Check them out on our Facebook page!
Summer is a great time to search and apply for scholarships since you can do it at your leisure and not be completely stressed out like you probably are during the school year.
To give you a head start, here are 11 scholarships you can apply to this summer. See if you’re a match!
1. Abbot & Fenner Scholarships
Quick fact- Available for high school juniors through doctoral-level study!
3. Win-Win Scholarship
Quick fact- Fairly easy application and lots of scholarship money!
4. Castle Ink’s Green Scholarship
Quick fact- Not academic-based
5. BBG Communications Scholarship
Quick fact- Easy application process and need a 2.5 GPA to qualify
6. Share Your Story Scholarship
Quick fact- Financial need considered
8. Lincoln Forum Scholarship
Quick fact-3 awards will be given away
9. Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
Quick fact-Easy application
10. AFSA Second Chance Scholarship
Quick fact-5 scholarships will be awarded
11. R2C Scholarship
Quick fact-Application should take very short time
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When freshman enter high school, college is probably the last thing on their minds. There are just so many other important things to think about, like, where it’s okay to sit in the cafeteria, and which teachers check homework every day and getting from X hall to J hall before the 3 minute bell!
It’s a crazy world in those high school halls, especially for a newbie. What’s even crazier is that it’s actually not that crazy to start thinking about college once you catch your breath. It may seem unnecessary at the time, considering you still got 4 more school years to go, but in the long run, it will actually ease the stress your college search.
Here are 6 things college-bound high school freshman should keep in mind:
1. Start Early
Freshman year of high school seems early to to start your college search. But, it’s more about mental preparedness than anything else. The college application process is like a 3-ringed circus that you have to run while keeping up with your high school classes. The more you can prepare yourself for it, the smoother time you’ll have.
Sit down with your high school counselor. Make sure you’re on the path to graduate on time and that you’re taking classes required for most colleges. Discuss your future with your parents so you can all be on the same page about your goals. College is a big deal–financially and academically–and will have a huge impact on your life. So, how could it hurt to start thinking about it?
2. Find a Passion or Hobby
There are too many students out there who just phone-in volunteer hours so it will “look good” on their college application. Yes, extra-curricular activities, leadership and volunteer services will make your college application appear more well-rounded. But, college admissions folks weren’t born yesterday. They can tell the difference between surface-deep involvement in an activity and a heartfelt one.
A passion or a hobby can be anything. Sports, birdwatching, an after-school job, tutoring, etc. Find or continue doing what you love and what interests you. It will be easier, and far more fun and motivating to grow and find leadership positions doing something you love versus something you think will look good on a resume.
3. Reach Out to Teachers
Your teachers are probably the most underused resource you have. If they’re teaching at your school, they went to college and can offer up words of wisdom. Ask questions about how they discovered they wanted to become teachers or if they know any field of study that you’d be interested in. Just because it’s not on the syllabus doesn’t mean you can’t ask.
It’s also great to keep up a healthy relationship with a couple teachers because you might need a letter of recommendation in a few years.
4. Every Year Counts
Certain colleges will tell you that they disregard Freshman year from your transcript and GPA. For the most part, this is not the case. Do not throw away your freshman year out of the belief that “it doesn’t matter”. All of your grades go into your GPA, so keep up with your schoolwork.
Also, if you get involved in activities your freshman year, you’ll have more flexibility to move up and take on leadership opportunities that a person who starts in a club their sophomore or junior year won’t have.
5. Plan Your Summer Smartly
The summer going into your sophomore year can really set the pace for the rest of your high school career and college search. Think about your priorities. What do you want to be able to tell colleges when you apply to them? If you want to show them your work ethic, perhaps taking on extra hours at your summer job is key. If you want to show them you’re passionate about volunteering, volunteer! Apply for an internship at a local charity. Use your time in the summer not only to have fun, but to keep yourself growing as a college-bound student.
6. Keep an Eye Out for Scholarships
Paying for college is no small feat. In fact, if it were feet, it’d be huge feet. There are tons of scholarships out there. Some are small. Some are huge. The earlier you start looking and applying for scholarships, the more likely are you to acquire some scholarship money before you head off to college.
The sooner you start, the more ahead you’ll be in your college search.
Do you have tips for high school freshman about beginning their college search early? Comment and let us know!
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