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Scholarship Thursday #23

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It may be late in the day, but it’s still Thursday and I’ve got two really great scholarship opportunities.  To make some time in your busy weekend schedule to write some essays and fill out some applications.


1. Horatio Alger Association Scholarships: $20,000
The Horatio Alger National Scholarship is one of the nation’s largest scholarships program, annually awarding 105 high school seniors with a $20,000 scholarship.  The scholarship committee is looking for candidates who will use their college degree to serve others.  Ideal candidates will also have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, and strength of character.  Candidates must have at least a 2.0 GPA and critical financial need (family adjusted gross income of $50,000 or less).  In addition to their scholarship, national scholars also receive an all expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. during their senior year to attend the National Scholars Conference. Go here to apply on line. The application deadline for the Horatio Alger Association Scholarship is October 30.

2. Akademos / TextbookX.com 2008 Scholarship: $2,000
TextbookX.com is a discount online bookstore, offering up to 90% off retail prices on more than 900,000 titles. Founded by Akademos, TextbookX.com is running its second annual scholarship essay contest.  To win the grand prize of a $2,000 scholarship (or two runners-up prizes of $250 in book credits), current undergraduate students must answer the following question: What should be done, if anything, to stop nuclear proliferation? Your essay must be no fewer than 250 words and may not exceed 750 words.  All content must be original and must demonstrate a strong grasp of grammar rules. The essay must also reference at least one book that influenced the student’s answer and provide complete bibliographical information. All essays must be submitted on the TextbookX.com website by October 31, 2008 at 11:59 PM EST.

Good luck with your scholarship essays!  See you on Monday.

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