Every year there are billions of scholarship dollars awarded. Here's how to get YOUR piece of the pie.
¿COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS •»THE WEIRD, THE WACKY, THE WONDERFUL Every year there are billions of scholarship dollars awarded. Here's how to get YOUR piece of the pie. A BRIEF HISTORY 5 First scholarship, established by Lady “ Anne Radcllffe Mowlson, Harvard U. g First student loan program. Harvard § G.I. Bill, Serviceman's Readjustment Act g First free large online scholarship search 22 database (FastWeb) AMOUNT OF FREE SCHOLARSHIP MONEY awarded each year by the Department of Education and colleges A $46 BILLION rTTTTI AMOUNT OF COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP MONEY available through private companies, foundations, and civic groups _________A__________ $35 MILLION $3 MILLION OF THESE SCHOLARSHIPS TO COLLEGE ARE UNRESTRICTED SCHOLARSHIPS ANNUALLY ARE AWARDED BY •U.S. AND STATE GOVERNMENTS © Federal Pell Grants (based on need): $5,645 (for year 2013-2014) max. individual grant Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant: $5,645. If parent or guardian was a U.S. armed forces member and died as a result of military service In Iraq or Afghanistan after 9/11. Lottery funds grants for state residents in state colleges in: Georgia, North and South Carolina, Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee ►CORPORATIONS DR. PEPPER: Million Dollar Tuition Giveaway: $2,500-S100,000. COCA COLA: $5,000 for four years $2,500 per year 0 DELL: $20,000 offered to high school students participating In an approved AVID program. GATES MILLENNIUM: Awarded to African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanic students 177,159 ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED IN 2012 © r ■ 1 »UNIVERSITIES (TYPES OF SCHOLARSHIPS) —ATHLETIC vSL ■ ■ rs RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES SCHOLARSHIP SINCE 1985, MORE THAN $44 MILLION AWARDED —i ACADEMIC PHILANTHROPISTS Famous Rhodes scholars Include: Pro football quarterback Pat Haden Political pundit Rachel Maddow Former president Bill Clinton CELEBRITIES WHO RECEIVED SCHOLARSHIPS CELEBRITIES WHO AWARD SCHOLARSHIPS HUGH GRANT Galsworthy scholarship to New College, Oxford. MADONNA Dance DENZEL WASHINGTON Scholarship scholarship to attend the to the American University of Conservatory Michigan. Theatre. TOM CRUISE ATTENDED A FRANCISCAN SEMINARY ON A CHURCH SCHOLARSHIP GPA CHARACTER FAMILY INCOME WILLIAM provides 4 years worth of assistance for financially needy students. MICHAEL JORDAN $5,000 for Chicago-area juniors, with at least a 3.0 GPA. ALICIA KEYS provides a scholarship up to $5,000 to members of Frum Tha Ground Up, a youth group promoting character, confidence and integrity. CHRISTOPHER REEVE Award gives $1,000, for students showing "passion and caring In serving their community. ñ * « JERRY SEINFELD provides a number of scholarships each year worth as much as $10,000 to New York residents, with family incomes of LESS THAN $60,00 JUHN LENNUN awards a $5,000 annual award goes to students with at least a 3.0 grade ~ point average studying * communications, media or arts, did the same. * ALEC BALDWIN recently donated $1 million to NYU for needy students who want to be drama scholars. 10 WEIRD SCHOLARSHIPS COLLEGIATE INVENTORS COMPETITION Students enrolled full-time at a U.S. or Canadian college or for at least 12 months and have a new Idea, process or technology. DAVID LETTERMAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS Students attending Ball State University could win by submitting a variety of creative media. .J AYN RAND THE FOUNTAINHEAD r-j If you are in the 11th or 12th grade, you E could win by writing the best essay concerning the novel. CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY BAGPIPE Available to bagpipe major students. KLI ACADEMIC AWARD: THE KOR MEMORIAL Any Trekky will love this scholarship from the Kllngon Language Institute for students In the field of language study. EILEEN J. GARRET To qualify, a desire to study parapsychology, with proof that you've written about It. AMERICAN NUDIST RESEARCH LIBRARY If the nudist in you is itching to get out--and you don't mind living in a nudist colony. liTiTil SCHOLAR ATHLETE MILK MUSTACHE OF THE YEAR AWARD Awards a free trip to Disney World and spot In a Milk Mustache advert. It Is available to 25 student athlete high school seniors with 3.20 GPAs. a. $7,500 1 $1,000 # US BOWLING CONGRESS(USBA) Awarded to bowling fans. TYLENOL SCHOLARSHIP Awards to 40 students desiring career In medicine. $5,000-810,000 SOURCES: INFORMATION PROVIDED BY: AFFORDABLE-ONLINE-COLLEGES.NET https://blgfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/grants-and-scholarshlps/where-to-tlnd-college-scholarshlps http://www.collegexpress.com/llsts/llst/45-of-the-welrdest-college-scholarshlps/1000/ http://www.finaid.org/educators/hlstory.phtml https://www.scholarshlps.com/flnanclal-aid/college-scholarshlps/scholarshlp-appllcation-strategles/ http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/iraq-afghanlstan-servlce http://www.famous-phHanthroplsts.org/ http://www.onllne-college-blog.com/uncategorized/10-beautlful-smart-celebrlties-who-got-a-scholarship-to-college/ www.cbsnews.com/news/celebrlty-scholarships-for-college/ G-UNIT, RECORD LABEL founded by rapper 50 Cent. provides a $1,400 credit against tuition for students attending Queensborough or LaGuardla Community Colleges.