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Scholarship Friday: Scholarships for Cyclists, Moms, and Hispanic American Students

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TGIF, all you scholarship seekers out there. Hey, did you know that this month is National Scholarship Month? With just two weekends left in November, it’s time to get busy finding some scholarships.


This week, I am going to make your search for scholarship money a little bit easier by telling you about three great opportunities with upcoming deadlines. I’ve got a $1,500 cycling scholarship, a $1,000 scholarship for moms, and a $5,000 scholarship for Hispanic Americans.

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1. Joshua Kuck Collegiate Cycling Scholarship: $1,500

Application Deadline: December 1, 2009

The USA Cycling Development Foundation’s Joshua Kuck Collegiate Cycling Scholarship awards at least $1,500 to one female and one male student who has gone the extra mile to succeed in academics and collegiate team development. Priority is given to applicants who have place an emphasis on cycling safety, advocacy and education. Click the link above to learn more about Joshua Kuck, whom the scholarship is named in memory of.  Applicants must be full-time students, U.S. citizens, and a member of a USA Cycling Collegiate cycling club. Included with your application must be a brief, one-page statement explaining why you feel you are the best candidate to receive the scholarship and describing your contributions to cycling safety. Winners will be notified by December 15, 2009.

2. Mommy Goes to College Scholarship: $1,000

Application Deadline: December 31, 2009

Are you a mom planning to go to college? You could win a $1,000 scholarship from Myusearchblog.com for your first year of studies.  Applicants must submit an essay of no more than 750 words, or a video of no longer than 5 minutes, answering the questions:

What is your biggest challenge as a mother trying to get a degree? What can colleges and universities do to help you overcome this challenge and encourage other mothers to further their education?

Applicants must have a combined household income of less than $100,000 and must not have previously attended the college or university to which the scholarship will be applied.

3. Hispanic Scholarship Fund General College Scholarship: $1,000 – $5,000

Application Deadline: December 15, 2009

The Hispanic General Scholarship Fund awards up to $5,000 scholarships to students of Hispanic heritage enrolled (or planning to enroll) in community college or four-year colleges. Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply. In addition to being of Hispanic heritage, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, be enrolled in a full-time course of study, and have completed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Good luck with your scholarship applications this week!

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