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College Scholarships: The Weird, The Wacky, The Wonderful

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS 2$ 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 AMOUNT OF FREE AMOUNT OF COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP MONEY awarded each year by the Department of Education and colleges SCHOLARSHIP MONEY available through private companies, foundations, and civic groups NO LIMITS $3 MILLION s2 First scholarship, established by Lady Anne Radcliffe Mowlson, Harvard U. First student loan program. Harvard $46 BILLION OF THESE SCHOLARSHIPS $35 MILLION TO COLLEGE ARE UNRESTRICTED G.I. Bill, Serviceman's Readjustment Act 3 First free large online scholarship search database (FastWeb) SCHOLARSHIPS ANNUALLY ARE AWARDED BY U.S. AND STATE GOVERNMENTS 177,159 UNIVERSITIES (TYPES OF SCHOLARSHIPS) Federal Pell Grants (based on need): $5,645 (for year 2013-2014) max. individual grant ATHLETIC ACADEMIC ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS PHILANTHROPISTS Famous Rhodes 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. AWARDED IN 2012 scholars include: Pro football quarter- back Pat Haden Political pundit Lottery funds grants for state residents in state colleges in: Georgia, North and South Carolina, Arkansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee %24 Rachel Maddow Former president Bill Clinton CORPORATIONS OTHER PHILANTHROPISTS DR. PEPPER: Million Dollar Tuition Giveaway: $2,500-$100,000. (in whose name) scholarships are offered Pepper Coca-Cola COCA COLA: $5,000 - $2,500 per year for four years - HENRY FORD DELL: $20,000 offered to high school students participating in an approved AVID program. DELL RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES SCHOLARSHIP - GEORGE SOROS GATES MILLENNIUM: Awarded to African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander SINCE 1985, MORE THAN $44 MILLION AWARDED - ELI LILLY AND FAMILY Americans, and Hispanic students CELEBRITIES WHO RECEIVED CELEBRITIES WHO AWARD SCHOLARSHIPS SCHOLARSHIPS DENZEL JERRY SEINFELD WILL.I.AM HUGH GRANT MADONNA Galsworthy scholarship to New WASHINGTON Scholarship to attend the American provides a number of scholarships each year worth as much as $10,000 to New York residents, with family incomes of Dance scholarship provides 4 years worth of assistance for financially needy students. to the College, Oxford. University of Michigan. Conservatory Theatre. I LESS THAN $60,00 TOM CRUISE MICHAEL JORDAN ATTENDED A FRANCISCAN SEMINARY ON A CHURCH SCHOLARSHIP $5,000 for Chicago-area juniors, with at least a 3.0 GPA, ALICIA KEYS JOHN LENNON SOME SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS: provides a scholarship up to $5,000 to members of Frum Tha Ground Up, a youth group promoting character, confidence and integrity. 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. GPA CHARACTER FAMILY INCOME G-UNIT, RECORD LABEL founded by rapper 50 Cent, provides a $1,400 credit against tuition for students attending Queensborough or LaGuardia Community Colleges. CHRISTOPHER REEVE ALEC BALDWIN Award gives $1,000, for students showing "passion and caring in serving their community. recently donated $1 million to NYU for needy students who want to be drama NOTE scholars. 10 WEIRD SCHOLARSHIPS COLLEGIATE INVENTORS COMPETITION Students enrolled full-time at a U.S. or 2 Canadian college or for at least 12 months S and have a new idea, process or technology. EILEEN J. GARRET AMERICAN NUDIST RESEARCH LIBRARY If the nudist in you is itching to get out--and you don't mind living in a nudist colony. To qualify, a desire to study parapsychology, with proof that you've written about it. $1,000 US BOWLING DAVID LETTERMAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS Students attending Ball State University could win by submitting a variety of creative media. CONGRESS (USBA) $3,000 $1,000 Awarded to bowling fans. AYN RAND THE FOUNTAINHEAD If you are in the 11th or 12th grade, you could win by writing the best essay TYLENOL SCHOLARSHIP Awards to 40 students desiring career in medicine. MILK MUSTACHE OF THE YEAR AWARD concerning the novel. CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY BAGPIPE E Available to bagpipe major students. Awards a free trip to Disney World and spot in a Milk Mustache advert. It is available to 25 student KLI ACADEMIC AWARD: THE KOR MEMORIAL Any Trekky will love this scholarship from the Klingon Language Institute for students in the field of language study. athlete high school seniors with 3.20 GPAS. $7,500 $5,000 - $10,000 SOURCES: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/grants-and-scholarships/where-to-find-college-scholarships http://www.collegexpress.com/lists/list/45-of-the-weirdest-college-scholarships/1000/ http://www.finaid.org/educators/history.phtml https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarship-application-strategies/ http://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/iraq-afghanistan-service http://www.famous-philanthropists.org/ http://www.online-college-blog.com/uncategorized/10-beautiful-smart-celebrities-who-got-a-scholarship-to-college/ www.cbsnews.com/news/celebrity-scholarships-for-college/ INFORMATION PROVIDED BY: AFFORDABLE-ONLINE-COLLEGES.NET 000'SLS 000'0L D00'0LS $7,000

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Every year there are billions of scholarship dollars awarded. Here's how to get YOUR piece of the pie.

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