Greetings, scholarship seekers! Most of you are heading into your final week, with a frantic rush to write all those final papers and study for your last exams. I hope you can also find a few minutes to devote to your scholarship applications. No time to search out scholarships this week? Well good thing I did your leg work for you!
This week (and every week), I post about three scholarships with upcoming deadlines.
1. Adelante! National Scholarship: $3,000
The U.S. Education Leadership Fund is committed to increasing the college graduation rates of Hispanic Americans, which is why it has partnered with the Miller Brewing Company to create the Adelante! scholarship for rising juniors and seniors in college. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be pursuing a degree in International Business, General Business, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Public Relations or Sales. To be eligible, applicants must also be attending one of the participating higher education institutions. To apply, you must submit an online application and personal statement, plus two letters of recommendation that discuss your leadership potential. See website for deadline.
Here’s a great scholarship opportunity: It’s open to any and all students admitted to or enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. In addition to winning a $3,000 scholarship, you will also receive an all expense-paid trip to the Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s annual Dinner for Western Civilization, and all expense-paid trip to any one of the Leadership Institute’s 41 training schools. Second place is a $2,000 (plus full scholarship to one of the 41 schools) and third prize is $1,000 (plus a full scholarship). To apply, fill out an online application and submit an original essay of no more than 2,5000 words which answers one of the following two topics (these may change from year to year):
Comment on Professor Donald Livingston’s essay “David Hume and the Conservative Tradition”, in which he argues that “conservatism is a critique of ideology in politics.” (For more details on this topic, click the link above.)
During the Cold War, American conservative opposition to ideological politics (“false philosophy”) coincided neatly with opposition to Soviet communism. Since the fall of the Soviet empire, however, the dangers and distortions of ideology have faded from the minds of many, including many conservatives. Based on your reading of Professor Livingston’s essay, how would you describe the dominant “false philosophy” of the present time in America?
Essays will be judged on your grasp of Hume’s arguments, your imagination in answering the question, the qualify of your writing and the relevance of your thesis to contemporary politics and culture. See website for deadline.
3. Betty Stevens Frecknall: Amount Varies
The Betty Stevens Frecknall scholarship is an annual, national program designed to support university students who are seeking an education in an accredited degree program for information technology (IT). The online application is simple and straight-forward, but be prepared to provide mini-essays on the following topics:
- Evidence of your scholastic ability
- Evidence of your leadership potential
- Evidence of your financial need
- Your career goals
See website for deadline.
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Good luck with your scholarship applications this week!