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Scholarship Announcements: Doctoral Scholarship, Photo Essay Scholarship, Poverty Scholarship

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I can’t believe it’s the last day of July. The start of school is right around the corner. Are you ready? Are your finances? If you are still trying to scrounge up cash to pay for college, look no further. I’ve got three great scholarships to help you fund your higher education.

There is a $5,000 scholarship for doctoral students of physical therapy; a $750 photo essay competition entitle “Who’s Got You Covered?”; and a $10,000 essay competition about poverty, called “In the River They Swim.”

You can learn more about college scholarships by visiting our scholarship section , which has helpful articles on everything from the scholarship application process to scholarship essays.

1. Florence P Kendall Doctoral Scholarship: $5,000

It’s not often that I come across scholarships for doctoral students, since PhD candidates typically receive funding through their department. That’s why I was so excited to discover the Florence P. Kendall Scholarship from the Foundation for Physical Therapy. They are offering a $5,000 scholarship for first year doctoral students of physical therapy. Candidates must demonstrate outstanding academic promise and demonstrate the potential for a career as an academic researcher or educator in the field of physical therapy. The application deadline and notification dates are stated on the website.

2. Cleatskins Who’s Got Your Covered Photo Scholarship: $750

If you are a field athlete, odds are you already know all about Cleatskins, which cover and protect your cleats. Now the company is giving away a $750 scholarship to the student who uploads a photo and submits it along with an original essay about the person(s) who, like Cleatskins, keep you “covered” and help keep you moving. Submit your entry, then tell your friends to come and vote for you. The more votes you receive, the more likely you will win the scholarship! The application deadline is on the website, but the sooner you get your entry in, the more time you have to make it go viral!

3. In the River They Swim Essay Contest: $10,000
The SEVEN Fund is sponsoring a global competition seeking the best essays written in the spirit of “In the River They Swim: Essays from Around the World on Enterprise Solutions to Poverty.” Participants must write an essay reflecting upon a personal experience of living or working in an impoverished nation, or in an impoverished area of a developed nation. The top essay will be awarded a $10,000 prize and be published on www.intherivertheyswim.com. The application deadline is stated on their website.

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