It’s a time for a scholarship update. Usually, I try to give you guys two or three scholarships with immediately impending deadlines. Since
Thanksgiving is approaching and finals are right around the corner, I figure your plate is going to be rather full until the first of the year. Therefore, for the next few weeks, I’ll be focusing on scholarships with deadlines in the next month or two. That should give you plenty of time to eat some turkey, study for finals and write a winning scholarship essay!
This week, I’ve got a $1,000 scholarship for undergraduate majors in technology education, up to $10,000 in scholarships for young entrepreneurs, and $25,000 for all-around outstanding students with a real commitment to community service and social justice. If you are in need of some serious money to help fund your college education, read on!
The Foundation for Technology Education has one $1,000 scholarship for an outstanding undergraduate student majoring in technology education teacher preparation. The scholarship committee is looking for a student with a sincere interest in teaching, strong academic ability and glowing faculty recommendations. The applicant must be member of the International Technology Education Association (but if you are not, you can apply for membership at the same time that you submit your scholarship application.) The applicant must also be enrolled full-time in a technology education scholarship and cannot be a senior at the time of the application. A completed application will include a statement of personal interest; a resume not exceeding three pages; a college transcript showing a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher; and three faculty recommendations. To learn more or for the address where to send your application, see the FTE website (linked above). The application deadline is December 1. The recipient will be announced in March.
#2. Young Entrepreneur Awards: $1,000 – $10,000
The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award program provides up to $10,000 in tuition assistance to high school seniors pursuing higher education and their entrepreneurial dreams. For more information, contact the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation at [email protected]. Application deadline is December 15.
#3. AXA Achievers Scholarship: $10,000 – $25,000
The AXA Achievements Scholarship, in association with U.S. News & World Report, offers a one-time scholarship of $10,000 fifty-two high school seniors — one from each state, the District of Colombia and Puerto Rico. From that pool of 52 winners, ten are selected as national winners, earning an additional one-time scholarship of $15,000. The top ten are also offered an internship with AXA. The successful applicants all share ambition, determination, respect for self and community, and the ability to succeed academically at college. To learn more or two apply for the AXA Achievers Scholarship, download the application from the link above (see the right side of the page for the Word download.) The application deadline in December 15.
Remember! There are literally millions of scholarships out there with more than $3.5 billion in assistance for students just like you. The Financial Aid Finder has the low-down on how to find scholarships and how to write a scholarship essay.