Category: Scholarships

Gamers that can talk about their gaming passion can with this $5,000 scholarship earn money for college just by talking about your gaming experience

Gaming takes up most of your time? Then you should consider writing down your experiences for a chance to win money for college

College grants aren’t just for people with high GPAs and stellar SAT Scores. Some scholarship awarding institutions have taken to bucking the trend of rewarding academic greatness, and instead offering scholarship based on unique talents, odd interests, creativity and other unorthodox criteria.

Traditional or online universities usually have their own scholarship programs, but average students of college education online or offline can’t always access them due to falling short of a requirement or two. More than often, these programs require the applicant to have a pretty high GPA.

Well fortunately, students who prefer extra-curricular activities to academic ones, still have a chance to get ahold of a grant to pay for their college education online or offline degree. For example, do you like gaming? Do you spend hours in front of the computer trying to beat a boss or to solve a puzzle? Are you a huge fan of Magic: The Gathering? Then this scholarship might be for you.

Students of offline or online universities, who can also get poetic about their gaming experiences are invited to apply to the Gamers Helping Gamers scholarship program.

You can win a $5,000 grant if you submit your high school transcript (there’s no minimum GPA requirement, don’t worry) and FAFSA form. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a form that has to be prepared annually by current or perspective college students in order to determine their eligibility to receive financial aid.

On top of that you will have to include an essay which answers a few specific questions. Here’s an example of last year’s essay themes: “What is your favorite magic card or mechanic and why?” If you think you can answer a question like that, then you have come to the right place.

The Gamers Helping Gamers scholarship program is not yet accepting applications for the next school years, but it will do so this fall. So bookmark this scholarship and return to it at a later date.

If gaming is not really your thing, maybe you like traveling and tourism. If that’s the case for you then you should check the Tourism Cares Academic Scholarships.

In order to access funding here, you’ll need to be a full or part time student enrolled in a travel, tourism or hospitality college degree (bachelor or master’s). Applicants need to demonstrate a minimum 3.0 GPA, which is not a super strict requirement.

Undergrads can earn a $2,500 scholarship if they send it their resume, two letters of recommendation, school transcript and an essay that shouldn’t be more than 2 pages in length and addresses questions like:

“Which segment of the travel and tourism or hospitality industry your current program of study focuses on.”

“What opportunities are you taking advantage of as you prepare for a career in the industry?”

Tourism Cares offers a wide range of scholarships and you can take a few minutes and browse through them all to see if you can apply to any others.


Pay for your Master degree with this $7,500 scholarship

Student athletes can apply for this Master degree grant

Those who want to continue their higher education with a Master degree should start searching for post-graduate scholarships

If you recently graduated with a degree, but you’d like to continue your pursuit of academic programs, then you are probably interested in enrolling with masters degree online or offline.

And as it is the case when it comes to any educational programs, scholarships for students of masters degree online or offline are available. Online schools and traditional colleges alike seek to encourage students to pursue a post-graduate degree by offering all kinds of scholarship programs.

But what if you’re not eligible to apply to the bursary program offered by your college for some reason or another? What do you do then? Do you give up? The answer is: of course not. Consider your other affiliations. Are you an athlete or maybe you have a fondness for writing poetry? If that’s the case, then you should put these skills to good use in your quest of obtaining funding.

Online schools or traditional ones might run out of funds, so that’s why you always need to have a few alternatives ready if you really want to get a scholarship to pay for your university tuition.

Consider the scholarship program offered by the National Collegiate Athletic Association or NCAA for short, which aims to encourage athletes to go to college. The NCAA has a postgraduate scholarship program which awards $7,5000 to student athletes interested in attending a Master’s program.

However, in order to be considered for the grant you will have to be nominated for the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Program during the academic year in which you complete your final season of eligibility for intercollegiate athletics.

On top of that you need to have an overall undergraduate minimum GPA of 3.2 or its equivalent.

If that’s your case, then we should start talking about the application process. First off, you will have to include official transcripts from your university, showing academic excellence. Then you need to worry about writing a personal statement and asking your coach or a teacher to write you a letter of recommendation.

Entries will be judged on various criteria including the student’s athletics achievements, academic performance, institutional involvements, as well as active role in community service.

As you can see the NCAA will assess both your academic and athletic qualities to determine whether you should be awarded the $7,500 grant for your Master studies. Unfortunately, it’s not so easy to apply for this grant. However, if you are a committed athlete and student, you shouldn’t have such a hard time applying for this grant.

Luckily, the NCAA doesn’t impose strict requirements on awardees – for example, student athletes aren’t obliged to enroll with a sports’ related degree. The winner of the scholarship can go ahead and study chemistry or art if they so desire.

That’s a major plus to consider, when thinking whether you should invest the time to apply for this scholarship or not.

We should also note that each sports season (there are 3 a year), the NCAA offers 29 scholarships for men and 29 scholarships for women. The deadline for the next postgraduate scholarship is on January 26, 2018. Good luck!


The NCAA awards a $7,500 scholarship for student athletes

Student athletes can get funding for school from the NCAA

The NCAA is the place to go looking for college funding if you’re a minority or female college student pursuing intercollegiate athletics

Traditional and online universities are getting more expensive, as each year passes and the economy falters. So even if the work force is in need of more and more specialists, less students are willing to undertakethe financial trial of paying for a college education online or offline. And who can blame them?

Online universities have changed a game a little bit. They allow working students or people who can’t dedicate themselves completely to studying to earn an education – and despite making it more affordable than their traditional counterparts, college education online is still pretty expensive.

That’s why most students have visited the financial aid office at their school at least once. But sometimes your university runs out of funds or its criteria is too strict. So what do you do then? You look for funding somewhere else.

How do you go about that? There are several ways to search for scholarships, but the easiest route is to think about what defines you as a student? Are you an athlete? Or maybe a poet? Or maybe you are very good at shooting video?

Use your special skill to look for scholarship providers who want to reward you for your talents. Take for example the National Collegiate Athletic Association. As the name indicates, the association wants to help athletes get a higher education on the cheap and offers a wide range of scholarship opportunities to that end.

Here we’re going to talk about the Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Scholarships which is aimed at minority and female students who are planning to attend a sports administration program, while planning a career in intercollegiate athletics such as athletic administration, coaching or training.

In order to apply you will must enroll in an NCAA member institution on a full time basis and be at least in your final season of NCAA athletics eligibility.

We should also note this is a scholarship for students seeking to enroll in postgraduate studies or graduate level studies, so if you’re currently enrolled with a bachelor degree you won’t be eligible to apply just yet. As soon as you complete your degree, you will be able to apply for a grant with the NCAA provided the other requirements are also fulfilled.

Furthermore, you need to have a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, including all undergraduate hours earned at any undergraduate institutions you have attended up until now.

On top of that the NCAA also notes that candidates must be outstanding citizens and excellent role models hoping to become a part of intercollegiate athletics.

If you think you fit the criteria you can go ahead and apply for the scholarship. Remember that you have to be part of an ethnic minority (like African American or Native Americans) or a female student in order to apply for the grant worth up to $7,500. A total of 26 grants will be awarded in total. You have until February 15, 2018 to apply for this scholarships and we wish you good luck.



Shell offers students of associate degrees scholarships of up to $2,200

Check out this scholarship for associate degree students

Associate degrees take less to complete, but that doesn’t mean they don’t cost money, but you can apply to scholarships such as this to pay for yours

Have you considered going back to college, but got cold feet about jumping back in the game with a four-year program? Then maybe you should consider jumping onboard with an associate degree online. Why? Because it takes only 2 years to complete.

Thinking of furthering your education in smaller chunks can make the process seem more approachable. What exactly can an associate degree bring in your life? Well an associate degree online can provide you with the fundamental knowledge and useful skills you need to decide in which direction to stir your professional and academic pursuits.

So before enrolling with a full time offline or online college degree consider going down the associate degree path first. Also consider another important part – while typical programs often take two years to complete, thanks to today’s flexible online programs you might actually be able to graduate sooner. In 18 months, let’s say.

An associate degree will put you well down on the path of earning a full traditional or online college degree, if that’s what you decide you want to do.

Enrolling with an associate degree also has some other advantages – one of them is financial. You won’t have to spend so much money on the program. That’s because, associate programs tend to cost less than their full time counterparts. But also because you can easily get scholarships to cover the full cost of tuition.

Oil company, Shell has a program set up which aims to help students in need who want to enroll with an associate degree and study technical disciplines. The Two-Year Associate and Technology Scholarship is targeted at individuals aiming to get a job in one of the industries that use and control mechanical, physical or chemical processor to produce or move a final product.

Shell offers a maximum of $2,200 for each grant awarded. So what do you have to do to be eligible to receive this money?

First off you need to study or be planning to study with an associate degree in one of these fields:

  • Compressor/Compression Technology
  • Electrical/Electronics Technology
  • Industrial Maintenance Technology
  • Industrial Marine Electronics Technology
  • Instrumentation/Analyzer Technology
  • Machine Tool Technology Machinist/Mechanical Technology
  • Marine Operations
  • Petroleum Technology
  • Process/Production Technology
  • Welding

Other than that? You just need to have a little luck. Shell does not require you to submit any other documentation. Just proof that you are enrolled with an associate degree in one of the fields listed above.

No GPA requirements or letters of recommendations from employees or teachers are necessary to obtain the funding. Shell wants to encourage students to seek an education in order to obtain employments in one of these industries.

If you think you could benefit from earning an associate degree in this field, you can go ahead and submit your application to Shell.

Shell is also offering a scholarship for high school seniors interested in pursuing a degree in engineering or geosciences. The award is worth $2,500 and will be handed out to individuals who have demonstrated an aptitude in mathematics and science.


College is expensive, so LendEDU is giving away a $1,000 scholarship

Don’t know how you will pay for college? LendEDU wants to help

Paying for college is becoming an increasingly difficult task, but with the help of scholarships you might be able to succeed without depleting all your finances

Students who have finished high school have to make a choice: do they enroll with a university degree or decide to pursue something else? A full bachelor degree takes four years to complete, but if you’re eager to enter the work force sooner, you might want to consider enrolling with an offline or online associate degree.

For those who don’t know, an associate degree is a type of postsecondary offline or onlinedegree program which earns you a diploma rated higher than a high school diploma, but is on a lower level than one obtained through a bachelor degree.

The greatest advantage of an offline or online associate degree is that it can be completed within two years, although some accelerated programs that can be completed in less than a year also exist. What’s more, some schools offer credit for work experience, so working students enrolled with an associate offline or online degree program are at an advantage.

Two-year degrees are available with community colleges, traditional universities, vocational schools, and trade schools. And many of these institutions will offer students the option to either attending a campus-based program or earning their degree online.

There are many reasons why you should enroll with an associate degree, except the fact that it takes half the time to complete. For example, a two-year degree can lead to better job prospect, a higher salary and provide the occupational training you need to enter a specific business field.

On top of that, associate degrees are cheaper, so you’ll be able to pay for them faster. If you win a scholarship or two, you’ll be able to kiss your financial worries goodbye in no time.  Not all scholarships welcome associate degree students to apply, but those who do are pretty common-place. Here’s an example.

The LendEDU scholarship is available for high school seniors or full college students who have maintained a minimum 2.5GPA in high school or college. The scholarship is worth $1,000 and will be awarded to two students.

In order to be eligible to receive the grant money, students are required to write a 750-word (or less) essay which answers the following question:

“With more people taking on student debt to pay for college and record high default rates, what do you think can be done to improve the financial literacy of our nation’s young adults to help this problem?”

You have until October 15, 2017 which doesn’t leave you a lot of time to come up with the essay, but a quick brain storming session should supply you with the necessary ideas to complete the task.

Once you are done, check LendEDU’s website and fill in your Name and Email and then paste in your essay. Or you can just attach the file in .doc(x) format. Then you keep your fingers crossed in hopes you’ll get chosen as the winner.


The GE-Reagan Foundation awards a $10,000 scholarship to student leaders

The scholarship is offered as an homage to Ronald Regan

The scholarship offered by the GE-Reagan Foundation is renewable for up to three times, so you could get up to $40,000 in funding

Do you think those traditional or online college courses cost too much? It’s not just you. Students around the world are struggling to pay their college expenses, but why should you be one of them? If you’re a high-school senior thinking of enrolling with a distance learning program or a traditional one, you should really try and seek funding first before you go take out a student loan.

As a student of offline or online college courses you can seek funding in a number of places. First off you should try your traditional or distance learning degree provider. Usually offline, as well as online universities offer multiple scholarship opportunities, but if for some reason or another you don’t get accepted in one of these programs, you should try seeking alternative methods to get funding for college.

Like applying for a grant offered by a foundation or association. Take for example the GE-Reagan Foundation scholarship opportunity.

The program was created to honor the legacy of America’s 40th President, Ronald Reagan and awards scholarships to students who can demonstrate leadership capabilities, drive, integrity and citizenship at school, at the workplace and within the community.

Interested parties have to show a strong academic record to be considered for the scholarship, as GPA of minimum 3.0 GPA is required to enter the program. While candidates have to be current high school seniors attending school in the US, students living on U.S. Armed Forces based and homeschooled students are also eligible to apply.

Even if you fulfill the requirements, it’s worth noting that an eligible community leader such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization must nominate you. He or she must also provide the needed documentation that testify to your spotless academic record and financial need.

How much can you receive in case you are selected as one of the winners of the scholarships offered by the GE-Reagan Foundation? Well you can become the recipient of a $10,000 grant which is renewable for up to three years. Meaning you can get up to $40,000 in total.

So if you wish to apply you have to remember this: if you don’t have a strong record of being actively involved in your school, community etc there is really no point in trying to get into this program. The Foundation is looking to award this grant to students who exhibit the characteristics valued and displayed by Ronald Reagan including leadership, drive and citizenship.

If your talents lie somewhere else (for example you write awesome poetry) you should start looking for other scholarships. They are out there waiting for you. All you need to do is conduct some research and don’t give up if you don’t find them in the first 10 minutes. Sometimes you will have to do a little digging. But the end result might be worth it.

For high school students, autumn is the perfect period to start making college plans, as you have a full year ahead to map out your path.



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