Scholarships are abundant for exceptional athletes, exceptional students and those with proven leadership skills. What about average students? Minority students? Students with talents not as much in-demand? If you fall into some of the latter categories, you may have been out of luck at one time. But today there are many scholarships for average students, [...]
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Selecting a school is only part of the battle. Often, the cost of tuition and living expenses weighs heavily on the minds of applicants. After all, four years of higher learning can add up. And while your education is invaluable, there are still bills to pay. Thankfully, Cappex also provides a scholarship search engine with [...]
Scholarships for Women Foreword Many scholarship opportunities exist to help women students return to college to obtain an undergraduate or graduate degree. Some of these awards were created to increase the number of qualified women in fields where women are traditionally underrepresented (i.e., STEM). Other women scholarships are aimed at celebrating the achievements of noteworthy [...]
If you need financial aid for college, don’t overlook your church as the source for a potential scholarship. Many Christian churches support scholarships, at regional and national levels. Some of these scholarships are limited to local congregation members, and others are open to any student who is a member of the faith. Christian scholarships may [...]
Photographers who use their talents professionally spend a great deal of time behind their lens. There are plenty of opportunities in the industry that will help you pursue a higher education in photography. The technology of photography is studied at the level of associate’s degrees and bachelor’s degrees. In addition, advanced instruction serves you, helping [...]
When you are seeking funding for your college education, you may not think about your religious beliefs, or lack of them. You should take them into consideration, though. If you usually define yourself as a “free thinker”, atheist or secular humanist, you can apply for scholarships that will support your college schooling and your beliefs. [...]
As tuition bills start rolling into mailboxes nation wide, many students are starting their search for unique and weird scholarships to help fill the gap. These days, there are plenty of weird and interesting scholarships out there. Over the last few years we've seen a number of Jewish scholarship opportunities become available. If you are Jewish, [...]
Summer is a season of lakes, barbecues and boating. It’s also an excellent time to use scholarships for summer programs, and to apply for awards that will take you into your next year of schooling. Take your laptop out on the deck with you, and spend a bit of time finding scholarships that can benefit you [...]
It is often difficult to secure enough funding to attend college without going into debt. Along with tuition, you may have to consider room and board, books, lab fees and parking, among other expenses. This can set you up for student loan debt that may last far beyond your college years. For some population segments, [...]
Many women today look to fulfilling educational goals or starting new careers after 40. You may have spent decades raising your children, and perhaps working outside the home to help the family finances. Because of this, your college dreams may have been put off. Scholarships for women over 40 allow you to return to your [...]