August 7, 2008 by Mara Strom
The scholarship pickings are a bit slim this week. I’ve pulled together three scholarship opportunities, though – two of which you should be able to knock out quickly. And the third is only for doctorate students, so if that applies, you’re probably used to a lot of work anyway ;).
In addition to applying for a scholarship or two, why not take advantage of this slower week to focus on getting ready for the start of school. Review your budget, plan your expenses and make sure you have enough money to cover all those start-up costs. (Yes, this is a not-so-subtle plug for my new Monday mini-series on budgeting for school. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out this Monday’s article about buying textbooks on a budget. And stay tuned for next Monday’s discussion about frugal eating at college.)
1 …. & 2. Scholarships.com College Education Scholarship and College Computer Science Scholarship: $1,000
Scholarships.com frequently offers $1,000 scholarships to students from specific majors. This August, the free scholarship search site is offering two more $1,000 prizes. Application requirements are a breeze, so if you’re majoring in either education or computer science, you’ll definitely want to apply. Here’s what you do: Go register for scholarships.com and submit your brief essay (no more than 350 words, no less than 250) on what has influenced you to choose your field of study. Application deadline: August 31, 2008.
3. Florence P Kendall Doctoral Scholarship
The Foundation for Physical Therapy is offering a $5,000 scholarship for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants with outstanding academic potential who are entering their first year of doctoral studies. Applying online involves creating a brief personal data page and then uploading other application materials. Application deadline: August 15, 2008.
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