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3 Scholarships for New England Students

When one thinks of New England, several things immediately pop into the mind’s eye. Beautiful fall foliage, tall mountains, sprawling lakes, bustling cities by the sea, and, perhaps above all, the people. New Englanders are passionate, standing steadfast in their pride for their region, their neighbors, and their Celtics, Patriots, and Bruins. (Note: The writer …
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5 Scholarships for Students in Alabama

Not only is Alabama the “Yellowhammer State,” and “the Heart of Dixie,” it’s a place of history. If you call this state home, take a look at these Alabama scholarships. ACHE Police Officers and Firefighters Survivors Educational Assistance Program Amount: Varies Deadline: Varies In light of Alabama police officers and firefighters, this program awards their dependents …
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6 More Unique Scholarships

Most scholarships can be neatly divided by specific categories. There are scholarships for the everyday student, for specific majors, for athletes, for minorities–the list goes on. But there are also some wacky, out-of-the-box scholarships available. Here are six more unique scholarships. National Potato Council Scholarship Amount: $10,000 Deadline: Mid-June, Annual (Opens Spring 2020) Are you …
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3 Scholarships for Students in North Dakota

North Dakota! Also known as the “Roughrider State”, North Dakota is a place of beautiful landscapes and interesting history. Its motto is: “Liberty and Union, Now and Forever, One and Inseparable”. If you’re a resident of the state, take a look at just these North Dakota scholarships available. North Dakota Indian Scholarship Amount: $800-$2,000 (renewable) …
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3 Scholarships for Hispanic and Latina Women

Though people tend to use the two terms interchangeably, there is a difference. Hispanic refers to those of Spanish-speaking origin, while Latino/a refers to those of Latin American origin. That said, both groups face underrepresentation in the media and in professional positions, especially the women. Therefore, we’ve highlighted just a few scholarships for Hispanic and …
A Federal work study program is a way for students, like the ones pictured, to get more aid by working for the college.
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What is a Federal Work Study Program?

What is federal work study? A Federal Work Study (FWS) requires the student to work part-time while enrolled in school. FWS is a form of federal aid. In this scenario, students gain work experience and fund their education while doing so. The school’s financial aid office administers the work, so long as they are participating …
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College Myth: Students Shouldn’t Have Their Own Credit Card in College

A common worry among most college-bound students and families is their finances. The cost of college has risen dramatically in the past years and hunting for scholarships and deciphering financial aid can be tough. Then there are the smaller scale questions of how they actually pay for their everyday purchases. Will their home banking still …
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4 Scholarships for Muslim Students

Islam is the third-largest faith represented in the United States and growing. Even so, Islam is still considered a religious minority and is often misrepresented or under-represented in the media. Fortunately, a number of organizations and scholarship foundations help Muslim students pursue a college education. Here are just a few scholarship opportunities for students of …
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3 Scholarships for Students in Louisiana

Louisiana is a state with many nicknames. The Bayou State, Child of the Mississippi, the Creole State, the Pelican State, Sportsman’s Paradise, Sugar State, and the Boot. It is a multicultural state with unique landscapes and wildlife, and history just as interesting. If you’re a resident of Louisiana, take a look at a few scholarships. …
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What is an Offer Letter?

You did it! You worked hard and a college of your choice accepted you. Congratulations, that’s an accomplishment. Now the question is, can you afford it? That’s where the offer letter comes in. Short answer: an offer letter tells you where all the money to pay for college is coming from (minus private student loans). …