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2010 Scholarships

Scholarships for the year 2010 are available for many different categories of study. 2010 scholarships are for students of graduate, undergraduate, post graduate, post doctoral and general categories. Let us take a look at some of the scholarships that are available the students this year.

  • The Goodman Derrick LLP undergraduate scholarship 2010 for international students in UK is for law school undergraduates. This scholarship is available for students of any nationality and the deadline for the application is 1st September.
  • The LSBM (London School of Business and Management) International scholarship program offers an award of up to 50% of the tuition fee to international students who wish to pursue higher level studies with the institution. The application deadline is 1st September.
  • The International Competition for NABA Master Programs 2011 is provided by the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano for its upcoming master programs in January 2011. The application deadline is September 30th and the applicants are required to submit hospitality-oriented projects.
  • Students with a first degree in humanities or social sciences can take advantage of a scholarship for Master Sustainable Regional Health Systems. A TOEFL or IELTS certificate is required for this scholarship. The application deadline is 1st December 2010.
  • IAE Aix Graduate School of Management, Université Paul Cezanne Aix-Marseille III (France), Turku University (Finland) and Tilburg University (The Netherlands) jointly offer an international scholarship for Master in Management of IT. Eligible candidates must hold a bachelor’s or equivalent degree and the application deadline is January 11th 2011.
  • EURIAS fellowship program is offered to students of humanities and social sciences. It is also available for students of natural sciences if their research will not require laboratory facilities. Application deadline is September 10th 2010.
  • Schlumberger Cambridge PhD scholarships are available to candidates conducting research in the fields of technology or science at the University. Application deadline is 15 December 2010.
  • The Singapore National Research Foundation Fellowship is offered to researchers in the fields of science and technology. This is an international scholarship and the candidates must hold a PhD degree in any discipline of science or technology. The application deadline is 15 September 2010.

This was a review of some of the 2010 scholarships available. Further information about these and other scholarships including detailed conditions should be consulted from the internet or the relevant websites. It is important to act quickly before the end of the deadlines for the various 2010 scholarships.

Weird Scholarships

Financial assistance for deserving applicants comes in many forms. There are the highly sought after ‘scholarships’ of different kinds which do not have very stringent eligibility requirements like the ‘grants’. Further, there are many types of loans available which have further easier requirements but are unpopular with the applicants because of the fact that by taking this option, the students will have to pay a debt later on. One of the most interesting types of financial assistance opportunities come in the form of weird scholarships. These are scholarships that are for reasons which are simply weird.

Weird scholarships include all the scholarships that are for non-traditional reasons. Let us take a look at some of the scholarship opportunities that are available.

  • Are you known for your height? If you are a male who is at least 6 feet 2 inches or a female who is at least 5 feet 10 inches then you can qualify for the Tall Clubs International Scholarship which is worth $1,000.
  • Do you think that you can create prom outfits out of just duct tape? If your answer is yes then you are eligible for $3,000 provided by the Duck Brand Duct Tape Stuck on Prom Contest.
  • The American Welding Society provides scholarships for prospective welders or applicants who are good at welding.
  • If you are good at the art of vacuum coating then you can win $2,500 provided by the Society of Vacuum Coaters Foundation.
  • Left-handers are also eligible for many special scholarships like the Frederick and Mary F. Beckley scholarship.
  • Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Contest is for people who love calling ducks and provides an amount of $2,000.
  • We enlisted a scholarship opportunity for tall people earlier. What about dwarfs? Yes dwarfs can benefit from the Billy Barty Foundation scholarship.
  • Are you a vegetarian? If your answer is yes then you are eligible for the Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship which is worth $5,000.
  • This is going to be a little funny but is your last name Gatling or Gatlin? Well you guessed it; you are eligible for a scholarship called John Gatling Scholarship. Another one of these is the Zolp scholarship which is for Catholics with the last name zolp.

This was a review of some of the weird scholarships that are available. There are many more scholarships of this sort available on the internet and through other listings. It is certainly not weird to take your chances with weird scholarships.

Local Scholarships

Local scholarships are those scholarships that are available for a specific geographic location or in other words are local to a certain group of people. National level scholarships might provide greater amounts of scholarship money to the students but the competition for these scholarships is quite high as well. Local scholarships will always provide this advantage to the students that the competition for these scholarships is limited to a specific region only. Local scholarships are provided by businesses and companies of a locality which are willing to support the people of the community for their educational endeavors.

There are a number of things that the students should be aware of to take full advantage of the local scholarships.

  • The students must not forget to apply for national scholarships. This point is for those few students who are confident of qualifying for a local scholarship and may not feel the need to go through the tougher national scholarship application process.
  • The students must also fill out and submit the FAFSA form which is a pre-requisite for almost every scholarship opportunity.
  • The students must know whether they will need to take the PSAT/NMSQT test at a junior year to qualify for a future scholarship. They should take the test if necessary.
  • The students should apply well ahead of time and be aware of the eligibility criteria and deadlines.
  • The students should maintain a record detailing the application process and copies of the applications. This will be helpful for future reference.
  • In the event of winning a scholarship, it is an excellent idea to write a thank you message to the scholarship providers because it will further help the scholarship providers to identify the places of the community where there money can be best invested.

Gone are the days when many scholarship opportunities went unnoticed because of lack of communication. In this age of communication and internet, it is quite easy for the students to keep track of the local scholarships that are available for them. There a number of website on the internet will allow you to enter your area of residence to a database and receive results detailing the scholarship opportunities of that area. The students should also stay active in community service because many organizations will be willing to support those students who are also valuable for the community. Last but not the least, the students should develop a eye catching CV detailing their accomplishments.

HBCU Scholarships

HBCU stands for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. HBCU are institutions of higher education that were established mostly before 1964 and aim to serve the black community of America. There are currently 105 HBCUs in the United States. These scholarships are available for black minorities of the US but in some cases people from non minority classes who are going to attend a HBCU are also eligible. One example of a HBCU scholarship is the one provided by the HBCUCONNECT.com. This scholarship makes available an amount of $1,000 for up to 4 minority applicants. This scholarship is available for students who are enrolled or are planning to enroll in a HBCU. It is only available for African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans. The current deadline for the application process has passed long ago (June 1st 2010) but the applicants can keep this scholarship in mind for the next academic year. This scholarship requires the applicant to write a 350 word essay on topics related to the black community or black personalities or history, etc. Another opportunity is provided by the US Air Force ROTC to college students of any major. This scholarship is open for non-minority applicants as well who are attending a minority institution. The good thing about this scholarship is that if an applicant meets the eligibility criteria he is sure to get the scholarship money. The applicants apart from being US citizens should pass the Air Force Officer Qualifying test and the Air Force Officer ROTC Physical Fitness Test. The applicant must not be taking advantage of a scholarship opportunity already and should also pass the age, moral and certain other eligibility requirements for the scholarship. The HBCU ‘PACKARD’ Sit Abroad Scholarships are also available for minority students who plan to study in programs outside the US. This was a review of the various HBCU scholarships that are available. The applicants have a variety of other minority scholarships available other than specific HBCU scholarships. The applicants should carry out an extensive search on the internet or consult local listings. Belonging to a specific scholarship worthy group can be quite advantageous towards the procurement of some scholarship money. It is also advised to gather information about the eligibility criteria and deadlines before applying for a scholarship. The application forms should be retained for future reference. The applicants must also not underestimate the importance of community service which could help distinguish them from other applicants.

KFC Scholarships

Kentucky Fried Chicken is a chain of restaurants which is now present worldwide. The first restaurant of this chain was opened in 1930 by Colonel Sanders who went on to become an exceptionally famous figure in Kentucky. The restaurant introduced the concept of fried food to the fast food scene. Its products were both affordable and accessible, something which helped the business rise quickly. Today, KFC is a multinational brand with obviously quite huge income. It is no wonder that as a token of gratitude, the business offers generous scholarships for education, animal welfare and diversity.

Families which face extreme difficulty in caring for their children are offered the KFC Colonel’s Kids charity program. This program offers financial assistance to families for childcare and is affiliated with the YMCA. Another one of the generous KFC scholarships opportunities provided by KFC goes by the name of The KFC Colonel’s Scholars program. This is a need based scholarship offered to graduating high school seniors and is aimed at providing them financial assistance for college education. The scholarship is quite competitive and the candidates must show an early potential of business acumen and must also be talented academically. The candidates are required to have quite a high GPA and are also asked to write essays on challenging topics. Furthermore, the candidates must be admitted to a state funded university to be eligible. All this effort is quite worth it because the scholarship amount could be as high as $20,000.

The KFC Colonel’s Scholars program is offered annually. To have an idea of how competitive it is, consider this; last year about 150,000 applicants applied and of them 75 were successful and their efforts were worth it because they will receive an amount of $20,000 over a course of four years. If you think this was unfair, consider this; one of the scholars maintained a GPA of 4.0 while working as a co-owner of a dairy farm. Another one of the successful applicants had started a non-profit organization for community service in Orlando. As Roger Eaton, the president of KFC said:  “These students have proven that they are completely committed to both their education and enriching and supporting their schools and communities.”

If you are one of those residents of America who have any special services or traits like the examples stated above, you are certain to stand a great chance of winning the KFC Scholarship. You deserve it!

Health Scholarships

Health care professionals are in great demand throughout the world. These professionals include doctors, nurses, medical technicians, medical assistants, dentists, etc. Many people opt for a profession in health care but not all are able to bear the expenses of the course of study. Fortunately, health scholarships are there to help such people out. Health care professionals are in demand and it is no surprise that many sources of grants are available which are specifically geared towards helping interested individuals to opt for a career in this field. Let us take a look at some of the health scholarships that are available.

  • The first option is to fill out the FAFSA form which will enable the candidates to receive federal aid for their study efforts.
  • Future health care professionals who wish to serve in high need areas of the society are financially helped by the National Health Service Corps which provides a monthly stipend, money for textbooks and tuition fees. The students will have to agree to serve in a need area with a minimum commitment for two years.
  • Scholarships such as the Health professions pre-graduate scholarship, the health professions scholarship program are available for Native Americans.
  • Nursing students can take advantage of the Minority Nurse Scholarship Program and National Nursing Education Initiative. Other scholarships for nurses include the Oncology Nursing Foundation Scholarships, Registered Nurse Education Scholarships, etc.
  • The federal government also offers loan payoffs for the students. This could be advantageous for the candidates if they opt for a loan to pay for their education.
  • Health care students with excellent leadership and academic performance can take advantage of the Tylenol scholarship.

There are a number of resources that can be helpful to the candidate in their search for a health scholarship. These most frequently include online listings. Online listing of health scholarships will help you easily find scholarships which match your academic level, location or anything else that you are desirous of. Your local library has ample information available about the local scholarships available to you. If you are looking for a health scholarship in your locality, you should really look at the local library listing and have a discussion with the library staff. There is quite fierce competition between various organizations which require healthcare professionals and are short on them. You should try to search for such organizations because they usually provide full ride scholarships plus monthly stipends to candidates. Last but not least, the candidates should contact the educational institutions for help.

Scholarships for older women

Older women hold an important position in our society. Their role as mothers shape the future and the present of their children and the country. In most cases these women have to fulfill a double job of taking care of their children and earning a livelihood. Who doesn’t know that better educational qualifications can bring better job opportunities and higher salaries? Therefore, in an attempt to reap the rewards of a graduate or a higher level degree, many older women try to restart their educational career. The obvious hurdles in their way are time management and money. The good news is that at least one of these, namely money, can be taken care of through scholarships for older women. Thanks to the policies of the current government, there are many opportunities available for older women.

Some of the scholarship opportunities that are available for older women include.

  • Women seeking job skills, education, trainings who are above the age of 40 can apply for the AARP Foundation’s Women’s Scholarship Program.
  • Women who are making a reentry in a university can apply for the Bernard Osher Foundation scholarship.
  • Elderly women can also apply for the Commonwealth fund.
  • The Dallas Women’s Foundation helps women gain better positions in the community.
  • The Grameen Foundation is helping women worldwide to change their lives.
  • Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Award provides cash to women who are the primary financial supporter of their families and are also enrolled to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program.

Furthermore, older women can search for scholarship opportunities both online on the internet and offline by contacting the various universities and colleges. The institutions will be more than happy to send the candidates all the details for possible funding chances for the study effort. There are also many companies that are interested in offering older women some financial help.

There are a number of things that the candidates should give a thought to. They must have clear picture of their field of interest and how will they benefit themselves and their community after acquiring it. They must also figure out why they stand out from the crowd and deserve to be funded. Sometime the previous academic record is also important.

The four horsemen of scholarships are also applicable here. 1) Research and apply well in time, 2) maintain accuracy of credentials, 3) save the information for later reference and 4) apply to as many places as possible.

Scholarships for high school students

Passing out from the High school is an important event in the life of the students. They now have to work out their future plans and determine whether they will attend a four year college program, university, community college or a technical college. Their decision will have an impact on their future success. For many students, money becomes a limiting factor which dictates the availability of certain career choices over the others. This means that high tuition fees can prevent a student from pursuing the field of study of his/her desires. Fortunately, scholarships for high school students can and are helping most students to be able to choose a field of study in accord with their desires without worrying about the funds. Let us take a look at some of the opportunities that are available to such students.

  • The US Department of Education offers the Federal Pell Grant to undergraduate students. It is a post secondary grant and the maximum amount can be up to $5,000.
  • Another federally funded grant is the Academic competitiveness grant which is offered to qualified candidates for two years. The amount of grant is $750 for the first academic year and $1,300 for the second academic year.
  • Full time undergraduate students enrolled in third or fourth year undergraduate study are eligible for the SMART grant. The grant money is up to $4,000 for each of the third and fourth semester.

Scholarships for high school students also come in the form of loans.

  • Undergraduate students can take advantage of a low interest (5%), Federal Perkins Loan Program. The maximum amount of loaned money is $4,000 per academic year.
  • Undergraduates can also take advantage of the Stafford loans. It comes in two forms, subsidized (for needy students) and unsubsidized.
  • Parents of dependents or undergraduate students themselves can take advantage of the PLUS loans.

The students can also join the Federal Work Study Program which is a part time employment program for full or part, time graduate or undergraduate students. This program helps a student to pay for his educational expenses by acquiring an on campus or off campus job. Earnings are at least equal to the current federal minimum wage.

This was a review of some of the scholarships for high school students. The students are encouraged to further search out on the internet or contact the scholarship counselors of their schools.

Italian American Scholarships

Italian American students belong to a minority group and are eligible for minority scholarships. There are a number of Italian American scholarships available for such students. These include scholarships for school level to college level. The students who display excellent academic achievement and deserve financial assistance are strong candidates for receiving such scholarships. Let us take a look at some of the Italian American scholarships.

  • Italian American undergraduates and college students majoring in Italian studies or a related field are eligible for the scholarship provided by the National Italian American Foundation. Application process is entirely online and this is a need based scholarship. Eligibility criteria include a minimum CGPA of 3.5. The amount ranges from $2,000 to $12,000.
  • Italian American undergraduates and graduates are also eligible for merit based scholarships provided by the Order Sons of Italy in America. This scholarship is for general study or for those students interested in studying abroad. The amount ranges from $5,000 to $25,000.
  • High school seniors of Italian American descent who are planning to get enrolled at an accredited college of university are eligible for the Columbus Citizens Foundation Scholarships. The candidates must not have a household income exceeding $25,000. Residents of only some states are eligible. Further information about eligibility can be obtained from columbuscitizensfd.org/scollege.shtml. The amount of scholarship money varies.
  • Third year Italian American law students who are residents of Philadelphia are eligible for the Justinian Foundation Scholarships. This is a need based scholarship and the candidates must be member of their local Justinian Society Law School Chapter.
  • Children and grandchildren of the members of the Italian American Society of Peoria are eligible for the Robert L. Facker Memorial scholarship. The amount is varied and the funds can be used at the college of choice of the candidate.
  • Another need based scholarship for candidates of Italian American descent is the Italian Catholic Federation scholarship. The scholarship is offered to the residents of California, Arizona, Nevada and Illinois. The candidates must belong to the catholic faith. Scholarship money ranges from $400 to $1,000.

This was a review of some of the many Italian American scholarships that are available. It will be a good idea to search further on the internet and contact the various Italian American societies. With a little research, the candidates are sure to find success. As they say in Italian ‘Chi cerca trova.’

Scholarships for Left-Handed people

Scholarships are an important means for most people to pursue their dreams of higher education. Today, scholarships are offered in many different categories. There are some scholarships which have very tough criteria and all but the brightest academic achievers have great difficulty in acquiring them. There are some scholarships with easier criteria as well. One type of scholarships from this category includes scholarships for special groups of people. These scholarships have easier competition because they are meant for a specific group of people only. Scholarships for left-handed people are an example. It has relatively less competition because only left-handed students are eligible for it.

The most well known scholarship for left-handed students that is available is the one provided by the Pennsylvania’s Juniata College. The scholarship program offered by this institution is called The Frederick and Mary F Buckley Scholarship. This academic grant was established in 1979 and is offered to left-handed students who have been studying at the Juniata College for one year. The students can apply through an application form for left-handed students. The candidates will not be checked for being actually left-handed but it would still be a good idea to keep a list of references handy to act as a proof. The students should hold good academic record and commendable leadership skills.

General strategies to maximize your chances are to study the criteria and requirements. There is quite a high emphasis on leadership skills for such scholarships. The candidates must work on improving their leadership skills through getting trainings and working in teams.

A very important point that must not be overlooked by the left-handed persons are that not only are they eligible for scholarships for left-handed people but they can also apply for other scholarships that are available for all people. There is no particular listing of scholarships for left-handed people but the candidates can search through online listing and get help from school counselors. Left-handed students should also fill out the FAFSA form because this makes them eligible for federal aid. Grants and loans should be resorted to but with caution because grants usually have stringent criteria and loans will result in student debt.

It is also advisable to check out and apply for the opportunities well in advance to allow for hassle free application process. Even though the competition for left-handed scholarships is narrowed down to a group of few people, still, there are a lot of people who are left handed and will be competing for the prize. The candidates are required to capitalize on their strengths.