Scholarships – Creative College Savings

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Scholarship : California State University Long Beach – Presidents Scholars Program

To ensure that seniors are eligible to apply to the President’s Scholars Program, please apply to the university at www.csumentor.edu as early as possible before the application deadline of Nov. 30.

The President’s Scholars Program application deadline is Monday, January 3, 2011. The online President’s Scholars Program application is available at www.csulb.edu/presidents_scholars/student_application.

For detailed program information, click here.

 

Scholarship : Seniors – do you have a Cooperative College on your application list

If so, check out the National Co-op Scholarship Program site for info and an application at www.co-op.ed and put yourself in the running for one of the 155 merit scholarships ($4 Million!) provided annually to students admitted to these great campuses that utilize a work-integrated education model into their curriculum. Want to find out more about Cooperative Colleges? Check out the new “Best of Co-Op” Guidebook!

Federal Grants, Tax Breaks Help Reduce Tuition Pain – US News and World Report

Federal Grants, Tax Breaks Help Reduce Tuition Pain – US News and World Report

  • average published in-state tuition for full-time students at public universities rose by $470 to an average of $7,610 for the fall of 2010, the typical student ended up paying only $1,540 out of pocket
  • average private college raised its tuition by $840 to $27,290, but the average private college student actually paid $11,320 in tuition after scholarships and tax benefits were subtracted
  • full-time students at community colleges, where the average sticker price rose just $120 to $2,710 this academic year, typically got enough aid to cover all their tuition and another $670 for books

Main reason for the decline in net price:

  • since 2008, the maximum size of the federal Pell Grant has risen by $819 to $5,550
  • number of students who qualify for the federal grant has skyrocketed: 7.7 million Pells were awarded last year, up from 6.2 million in 2008, and 3.8 million in 1999
  • as a part of the stimulus, the government created the $2,500 American Opportunity Tax Credit, which was claimed by about 12 million families last year

About a third of the full-time students, or about 3.8 million people, didn’t receive scholarships or tax benefits, and so paid sticker prices

College Week Live – Virtual College Fair – 300+ colleges including UC’s!

Sign up  for www.CollegeWeekLive.com, the world’s largest college fair and online admissions event website. It’s free and supported by the U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid office. Register now for CollegeWeekLive FALL on November 3rd & 4th!!

Win a $10,000 Scholarship just for attending the event. Register now for the College Week Live website, and then login on November 3rd or 4th to win!

At CollegeWeekLive FALL, you can . . .

  • Chat live with admissions reps from 300+ colleges– show your interest!
  • Find $2.5+ million in financial aid & scholarships from participating colleges
  • Hear what campus life is like via student video webcasts from favorite schools
  • Get great admissions advicefrom experts presenting live via video on topics like
    “How to write a college application essay” and “How to find scholarships.”

See attached flyer for a list of participating colleges!

Scholarships : Ohio State University

Below is a highlight of a few of our biggest and best competitive scholarships, including the Honors Presidential and Medalist awards, valued up to the full cost of an Ohio State education!  You’ll also want to learn about our National Buckeye Scholarship for non-Ohio students; this award can be combined with other merit scholarships.

Visit Awards 2011 to read more about:

  • National Buckeye Scholarship for non-Ohioans; worth $8,700/year
  • Maximus Scholarship; worth $11, 700/year
  • Provost Scholarship; worth $11,100/year
  • Trustees Scholarship; worth $9,900/year
  • Honors Presidential and Medalist Scholarship Competition worth up to the full cost of education at Ohio State

Consideration for these awards begins with students applying to Ohio State by the scholarship priority deadline of December 1, 2010.  In fact, most of the awards do not require an additional application.  Students can get started at apply.osu.edu.

Ohio State invests in strong students.  See how at Awards 2011

Scholarships : Boston University

Boston University has many full-tuition scholarship opportunities for motivated, talented students, including the Alexander Graham Bell Scholarship for students interested in engineering, the School of Education Presidential Scholarship, and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship for students dedicated to community service.  Go to www.bu.edu/admissions/scholarships to check out these and other scholarship opportunities.

In addition, BU offers a several annual Boston University Trustee Scholarships to students who are nominated by their high school to compete for a monetary amount to cover full tuition mandatory fees for four years.  If you are planning to apply to Boston University and feel you are an active leader and would place in the top 10% of your class, please check with your College and Career Center for more information.