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Scholarship Announcements: Optimist Essay Contest & Straightforward Media Teacher Scholarship

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They say these are the best years of your life, but there are times when being a student is very tough.

After many late nights or all nighters are brains get so boggled from the little assignments that keep popping up that we can forget the big picture.  What are your life goals and ambitions?  What are you trying to achieve with this education.  There are some who have known the answer to this since pre-school, and there are the rest us who evade the question “what are you going to do with your life” at all costs.  Not to say you have to stop what you are doing right now, and figure it all out right now.  Enjoy the friends you are making, and each new thing that you learn.  Whether you have figure out your future or not, you need scholarships to finance your education.  There are so many scholarships out there, so pick the ones that apply to you, and enjoy!

1. Optimist International Essay Contest: $2,500

Is your glass half full?  Here is a scholarship for youth with a positive attitude.  The Optimist club is sponsoring an essay contest.  Youth, under the age of 19 (as of December 31st), are eligible to turn in a 700 word essay on the topic, “how my education is the key to a successful future.”  Essays chosen from local clubs will then be judged by the district.

Deadline Due: See Website

2. The Straightforward Media’s Teacher Scholarship: $500

Everyone knows that school teaching jobs, the educating of future generations, is the noblest profession.  Sadly everyone knows that teachers don’t always receive the best salaries.  Straightforward media offers this scholarship every three months to teachers, or students pursuing a teaching degree.  The money goes straight to the scholarship winner, so it can be used toward living expenses as well as tuition.

Deadline Due: See Website

Good luck with your scholarship applications this week!

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