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Scholarship Thursday #5

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June 5, 2008 by Mara Strom

Each Thursday, The Financial Aid Finder offers you a list of outstanding scholarship opportunities with looming deadlines. If you’re looking for free money to help pay for your college education, then you might enjoy one of our archived articles about writing scholarship essays, the four qualities scholarship committees look for, and free college scholarship search engines.


This Thursday we’ve got three exciting scholarship opportunities with June deadlines. If you won all three, you’d be able to put an extra $8,000 into your college fund kitty. With June deadlines, you don’t have much time — so get to it!

1) The Developmental Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology Scholarship
This renewable scholarship provides up to $2,000 per year to African-American undergraduate students majoring in a scientific or technical field at one of twenty Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Winners are selected based on academic record, personal essay and demonstrated financial need. You must obtain an application from your science or engineering department and your school will prescreen you. Scholarships are currently available for students attending the following colleges and universities:

* Bennett College
* Clark Atlanta University
* Elizabeth City State University
* Fisk University
* Florida A&M University
* Fort Valley State Collect
* Hampton University
* Howard University
* Langston University
* Lincoln University (PA)
* Morgan State University
* North Carolina A&T State University
* Prairie View A&M University
* Southern University
* Spelman College
* Tennessee State University
* Tuskegee University
* Wilberforce University
* Xavier University of Louisiana

The scholarship deadline is June 30th. Winners will be notified in early September.

2) The Christophers Video Contest
Do you believe that “One Person Can Make a Difference”? Can you shoot and edit video footage to tell a compelling story? If you answered yes (or even maybe) to both of these questions, than you might be the next winner of the Christophers Video Contest for students. First prize is a $3000 scholarship (2nd prize is $2000, third prize is $1000 and there are five honorable mentions of $100 each).

You can use any style and genre you wish, including drama, comedy, documentary, news, music video or animation. You must submit your five-minute or less entry in NTSC format on a full-sized VHS tape or regionless DVDs. All currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.

The Christophers is a non-profit organization founded in 1945 that uses print and electronic media to encourage all individuals to raise the standards of public life.

Entries are due June 6th (TOMORROW), so run, don’t walk on this one!

3) Stuck at Prom, Duck Tape Brand Duct Tape Scholarship Contest
We’ve reported on this oddball scholarship before, so it might sound familiar to you. If you’re a fashion forward high school junior or senior — or if you just really need the money — then this scholarship might be the one for you. You can earn a cool $3,000 for college by going to your high school prom dressed in duck tape. No joke!


The Duck Brand Duct Tape Stuck at Prom Contest is open to all U.S. citizens, age 14 and older, who attend their spring prom with a date — and both of you are dressed in duck tape. Just accessorizing is okay, but past winners all went for the total duck tape ensemble. Download the release form and send in a picture of you and your date.

The contest ends next Wednesday, June 11th and the top ten candidates will be announced on Friday. You then have two weeks to campaign for every vote you can scrounge up before the winners of the three grand are announced on Tuesday, July 1st. The top 10 will be chosen based on originality, workmanship and quantity of Duck Tape used.

Good luck to you! And since we love celebrating success stories, please leave us a comment if you land a scholarship from one of scholarship listings. Cake’s on me!

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