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Scholarship Monday: Epilepsy Scholarship, Engineering Scholarship, Young Heroes Scholarship

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Hi there scholarship seekers! Did you miss me on Friday? Life has been a little nutty lately, but I didn’t want to leave you hanging for another whole week without some scholarship listings. And the truth is, there are some really awesome scholarship opportunities out there with upcoming deadlines. So, today, I’m going to tell you about three of them — and encourage you to apply to these and any others that you meet the qualifications for. After all, winning free money for college is a numbers game. The more scholarships you apply for, the better your chances are of winning some serious cash for school.

  1. UCB Epilepsy Scholarship: Amount Varies

The UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program is dedicated to providing financial support for the academic pursuits of people living with epilepsy and their family members. Qualified applicants must either have an epilepsy diagnosis or be living with a caregiver or family member who has an epilepsy diagnosis. Additionally, they must be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree and have a strong record of community involvement. Applicants also are required to submit a one-page essay explaining why he or she is the ideal candidate and three letters of recommendation. The application deadline is April 23, 2010.

2. Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars: $10,000

A program of the Northrop Grumman Corporation, this scholarship supports promising high school seniors planning to pursue a career in an engineering-related field. Additionally recipients must live in a community with a major presence from Northrop Grumman, namely:

  • Maryland’s 23 counties and in the city of Baltimore
  • California – Antelope, Conejo, San Fernando Valley, Simi Valley and
    Los Angeles County
  • California – San Gabriel Valley
  • Connecticut – Fairfield and New Haven County
  • Florida – Orange and Seminole County
  • Illinois – Arlington Heights, Palatine and Rolling Meadows Residents
  • New York – Erie and Niagara County
  • Ohio – Butler, Claremont, Hamilton and Warren County
  • Utah – Davis, Salt Lake, Utah and Weber County
  • Virginia – Albemarle County

Candidates must be enrolled for fall semester 2010 in an accredited college or university as a full-time student in engineering. Funds can be applied to tuition, room, board or books. The application deadline is April 30, 2010.

3. The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes: $2500 

Young people truly can make a difference in the world and this scholarship honors those people. The committee will select ten winners, five of whom have focused on helping their communities and fellow human beings and five of whom have focused on protecting environmental difference in the lives of others. Heroes must be nominated by an adult with solid knowledge of the nominee’s volunteer work. Nominees should be between the ages of 8 to 18 and have demonstrated leadership and courage in the creation of an extraordinary service project, that benefits other people or the planet we share. The committee places special emphasis on the importance of environmental projects. In addition to their project, winners must have demonstrated a positive spirit, courage, intelligence, generosity, and strong moral vision. The application deadline is April 30, 210.

If you would like to learn more about college scholarships, please visit the Financial Aid Finder’s section on scholarship information. Let us show you how to navigate the scholarship application process, write killer scholarship essays, take advantage of scholarship search engines, and win weird & unusual scholarships.

Good luck with your scholarship applications this week.

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