Archive for the year 2010

The Professional Beauty Association and the National Cosmetology Association are administering the 2011 Sally Beauty Cosmetology Scholarship.

Sally Beauty Supply is funding the available thirteen scholarships:

  • Seven $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school graduates desiring to enter the cosmetology profession.
  • Six $500 scholarships will be awarded to current PBA | NCA members for continuing education in the field of cosmetology.

Application Deadline is November 15, 2010

For more information please visit the National Cosmetology Association’s website.


Military Scholarships

Are you in the Military?

You have served for our country, so now it’s time to use your benefits!

Whether you served in the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, Marines, or National Guard you deserve all the money you can get when going back to school!

Check out the available military scholarships offered.


Pat Tillman Scholarship

The NFL and the Pat Tillman Foundation have created the NFL-Tillman Scholarship, which was announced at the Pat Tillman Legacy Summit in Washington, D.C.

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With the the NFL-Tillman Scholarship, the NFL will honor an individual who exemplifies Pat Tillman’s enduring legacy of service each year.

The Tillman Foundation supports educational opportunities for veterans and their families. Tillman Military Scholarships are available to veteran and active service members from all branches of the U.S. military who wish to start, finish, or further their education, as well as to dependents and survivors of service members.

Tilman put his professional NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals on hold to serve his country, after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

The Tillman family and friends created the Pat Tillman Foundation in 2004, following Pat’s death while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan. The Pat Tillman Foundation was established to carry forward Pat’s legacy of leadership and civic action by supporting future generations of leaders who embody the American tradition of citizen service.

Check out other military scholarships.


american red cross nursing scholarshipThe American Red Cross Jane Delano Student Nurse Scholarship Fund will award three $3,000 scholarships to nursing students who have contributed volunteer service to an American Red Cross unit.

A nursing student eligible for receiving the scholarship will:

  • Have contributed volunteer service to a Red Cross unit within the past five years.
  • Have completed the equivalent of at least one year of college/university credits.
  • Be currently enrolled in an accredited United States nursing school.
  • Be currently enrolled as a student in good academic standing.

Deadline: July 1, 2010

For more information and to apply, please visit the American Red Cross website.

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marriott scholarshipMarriott International and the IFA (International Franchise Association) Educational Foundation are sponsoring the 2010 Minority Entrepreneurs Scholarship Program.

Five $3,000 scholarship awards will be presented annually. The scholarship program recognizes minority students who are enrolled in business, franchising, or entrepreneurial studies.

Applicants must be:

  • College students enrolled in an accredited college or university
  • Adult entrepreneurs pursuing Executive Education programs (must have at least five years of business ownership or managerial experience, as well as excellent credentials, including employment experience)
  • Be considered a member of a minority group: African-American, American-Indian, Hispanic, or Asian-American
  • Be a U.S. citizen

Deadline: June 15, 2010.

Fill out the scholarship application here.

Good luck!


American Fire Sprinker Association Second Chance Scholarship ProgramDo you have your high school diploma or GED, and are thinking about going back to school?

Get the knowledge and skills needed to gain an education and better your life!

The American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA) “Second Chance Scholarship Contest” is giving away five $1,000 scholarships!

Applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizens or legal residents with high school diplomas, GED, or equivalent.
  • planning to enroll in school by the 2011 spring semester


Applications are being accepted from May 11, 2010 (noon Central Daylight Time) until August 25, 2010 (noon Central Daylight Time)

There will be five scholarships winners. Each will receive $1,000.

For more information & to apply, visit the AFSA Second Chance Scholarship Contest website.

You CAN better your life! Apply today!


star trek, language studies scholarship

The Klingon Language Institute is sponsoring the Kor Memorial Scholarship which recognizes full-time students in a field of language study. This may include French, Spanish, or other general linguistics degrees.

Having a familiarity with Klingon (the language created and used for the ‘Star Trek’ series) is not required, but applicants who are creative and innovative are preferred!

Deadline: June 1, 2010

Award: $500

For more information, visit the Klingon Language Institute website.


ford motor company scholarshipsFord Blue Oval Scholars offers the following scholarships to high school and college students:

1. American Indian College Fund

2. Arab American Scholarship (administered by the Lebanese American Heritage Club)

3. Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

4. Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust

5. Jalen Rose Charitable Fund

6. League of United Latin American Citizens

7. National Association of Hispanic Journalists

8. National Future Farmers of America Organization

9. Smithsonian Latino Center Young Ambassadors Program

10. Spend a Semester in Washington, D.C.

11. University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

For more information, check out the Ford Blue Oval Scholars website.


Ben Stein, a contributor for CBS Sunday Morning talks about Accepting Your College Placement.

Some people never get over not being accepted to the college of their dreams.

“As far as I can tell, the men and women who have achieved the most in life in terms of getting to do what they wanted, live a comfortable life, and get recognition for it, did so pretty much without regard to where they went to college,” says Stein.

Watch the video here:

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2010 US Cyber Challenge ScholarshipThe US Cyber Challenge (USCC) is a national talent search and skills development program, to find high school and college students who are interested in becoming cybersecurity professionals.

High school students can apply for the USCC Common Knowledge Scholarship. Students must learn as much as they can about the US Cyber Challenge, and then take 2 multiple-choice quizzes online at their website: Deadline is May 21, 2010.

In New York and California, Security Treasure Hunt competitions are being held for college students who are qualified with cybersecurity skills. The winners of these competitions will attend an all-expenses paid Cyber Challenge Summer camps in 2010, and receive free training from expert cybersecurity professionals. Deadline is midnight on May 20, 2010.

For more information and to register, please visit the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation website.

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