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Scholarships -- The Way to Pay for Your College Education!
By Mario Magaña Álvarez and Friends
Why are you having financial problems when there are millions of dollars available for you in scholarships, grants and loans? It could be because your “lack of actions” not because your “bad luck.”
Take advantage of these great scholarships below. Most of them will apply to you because your community service with 4-H. I will be more than happy to write a letter of recommendation for you if you have been a camp counselor or a 4-H Volunteer.
Please give me the opportunity to pay you back with a letter of recommendation in appreciation for you hard work and dedication to our 4-H International Summer Camp or other related volunteer service to our program.
I am not going to say “good luck” with these scholarships because I do not believe in “good or bad luck.” Instead, I will share what I really believe that makes a successful person in life. This is what I believe: “results” come from the “actions” people take in life. If you want to accomplish something, reach a goal, or achieve great results, “take positive actions now” and you will “see positive results later.” We all make positive or negative decisions and take actions every day; actions that will take us closer or faraway from our goal. For example, if your goal is to earn a Bachelors Degree in any subject, but instead of doing your homework and attending classes you decide to spend all day-long visiting your friends; these actions will take you faraway from reaching your goal. But if instead of visiting with your friends, you decide to do your homework and attend classes, you will have no problem to reach your goal of earning a Bachelors Degree.
This is the type of freedom that we enjoy in this country. Whatever you do on your daily activities, you are taking positive or negative actions that will help you to reach your goals and accomplish your dreams or negative actions that will ashamed you for doing them for the rest of your life.
Think about these items: Situation, Task, Action, Result
- Situation? Recent challenges and situation in which you found yourself at the present time.
- Task: What do you want to achieve? You need to ask yourself what you were trying to achieve from your present situation.
- Action: What are you going to do? You need to look for all your alternatives that can provide you with the resources, information, and support to get out of the situation and lead you towards your goal.
- Results: The results will be the outcome of your actions. Whatever you achieve through your actions will help you to reach your goals and dreams.
I would like to share an article Written by John Sherry on October 11, 2010 named “Simply Change Your Actions To Drastically Improve Your Results” http://realsimplepeople.com/2010/10/11/simply-change-your-actions-to-drastically-improve-your-results/
Download a PowerPoint Presentation with more than 150 Scholarships created by Mario Magaña Álvares and OSU Students:
This is link for College Scholarships, Colleges, and Online Degrees by American Educational Guidance Center: http://www.college-scholarships.com/free_scholarship_searches.htm
Scholarships and College Information Provided by: Degree Prospects LLC
Our organization (based in Washington, DC) recently put the finishing touches on a website that helps students make informed decisions about paying for college - CollegeAffordabilityGuide.org. We approached the topic from two angles: first, we compiled a list of the most affordable schools for low-income students by state and subject (our methodology - http://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/methodology/), and second, we developed in-depth financial aid resources for current students. Here are a few that we're particularly proud of:
- A comprehensive guide to financial aid, including federal aid, public and private loans, grants, payment plans, and more. We made sure to include information for many different types of students (undergrads, grad students, returning veterans, etc.). http://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/financial-aid/ http://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/financial-aid/how-to-pay-for-graduate-school/
- Advice for transfer students, including an overview of the process for each type of school, understanding articulation agreements, getting the most out of your credits, and more. http://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/transfer-credit/
- Would you be able to help us get the word out by including our site as a resource on http://oregon.4h.oregonstate.edu/outreach/scholarships, or anywhere else you think it makes sense? We're proud to already be listed by some excellent educational organizations (e.g., National College Access Network) and prestigious universities (University of Pennsylvania, Texas A&M, & more).
ABOUT US: CollegeAffordabilityGuide.org is owned and operated by a group that has been creating post-secondary education resources since 2008. We take pride in our ability to provide students with objective, fact-based resources. Please visit our About Us page (http://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/about/) to learn more.
Deb Molfetta, Outreach Coordinator, http://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, COMPILED BY Dr. Tony Webster
List of College Scholarships
Oregon Online Colleges & Universities: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/oregon/
Disability Scholarships: http://www.militaryvaloan.com/disability-scholarships.html#ixzz1cgkx3ULL MilitaryVALoan.com is pleased to offer scholarships in support of those with disabilities. Every six months, one high school senior will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship to help with the costs associated with attending school. You can find the description page with more information on the scholarship here:http://www.militaryvaloan.com/disability-scholarships.html Contact: Jessica Thorseon: firstname.lastname@example.org
The BRICK Awards <http://www.dosomething.org/brick/> The BRICK Awards by Do Something provide a $5,000 scholarship and a $5,000 grant to "change-makers" age 18 and under who work with Do Something to improve their communities. A $10,000 grant is available to those aged 19-25. The competition is open to Americans and Canadians. Of the twelve BRICK Award recipients, four will be selected as Golden BRICK winners and receive an additional $15,000. The deadline is December 1. For more information, send email to brick@dosomething. org <mailto:email@example.com> .
Discover Card Tribute Award <http://www.discoverfinancial.com/community/index.shtml#scholarship> The Discover Card Tribute Award awards up to $1 million in scholarships annually to high school juniors nationwide. Discover awards up to 300 state scholarships of $2,500 and up to ten national $25,000 scholarships. The scholarships may be used for postsecondary education at two and four-year colleges and trade/technical schools. Winners are selected on the basis of community service, special talents, leadership, and overcoming an obstacle. Candidates must have a GPA of 2.75 or better in the 9th and 10th grades. The deadline is January 31. For more information, call 1-866-756-7932.
AngelSoft Angels in Action <http://www.angelsoft.com/angelsinaction/> The Angels in Action awards recognizes ten children aged 8-15 who perform acts of kindness and volunteerism in their communities. The grand prize winner receives $20,000 and the ten first prize winners receive $2,500. Each winner also receives a one-year supply of Angel Soft bath tissue. The deadline is in mid-June.
AXA Achievement Scholarship Program <http://www.axa-achievement.com/> The AXA Achievement Scholarship Program awards more than $1.3 million a year to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in non-academic activities in school, community or workplace. The award is sponsored by the AXA Foundation <http://www.axaonline.com/axafoundation> . US citizenship or legal residency is required. The program includes scholarships of $25,000, $10,000 and $2,000. Information and applications are available at the AXA Achievement Scholarship Program web site <http://www.axa-achievement.com/> .
AFSA National Scholarship Essay Contest <http://www.afsascholarship.org/> The AFSA National Scholarship Essay Contest is sponsored by the American Fire Sprinkler Association. The national winner receives a $4,000 scholarship, with second and third place winners receiving $3,000 and $2,000 scholarships. The four remaining regional winners each receive $1,000 scholarships. Information is available starting in the fall. The deadline is in early January.
Americanism Essay Contest <http://www.fra.org/Content/fra/AboutFRA/EssayContest/> The Americanism Essay Contest is sponsored by the Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) National Committee on Americanism- Patriotism. Awards include a grand national prize of a $15,000 US Savings Bond, and $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 US Savings Bonds awarded to the first, second and third place winners in each grade category. The contest is open to students in grades 7 through 12. Entrants must be sponsored by a FRA member or by a chartered branch or unit. The deadline is December 1.
Calgon Take Me Away to College Contest <http://www.takemeaway.com/> The Calgon Take Me Away to College Contest is an essay contest sponsored by Calgon. One $7,000, one $3,500, one $2,000, and five $1,000 scholarships are awarded. The deadline is February 28.
Holocaust Remembrance Project Essay Contest <http://holocaust.hklaw.com/> The Holocaust Remembrance Project Essay Contest is designed to encourage and promote the study of the Holocaust. Ten first place winners receive an all-expense- paid trip to Washington DC to visit the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000. The contest is open to all residents of the United States and Mexico , and also to US Citizens living abroad. Candidates should be enrolled in high school (grades 9-12) and age 19 or younger. The deadline is April 15. For more information, send email to holocaust@hklaw. com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> .
MoneyMatters101. com Scholarships <http://www.moneymatters101.com/aboutus/scholarship.asp> The MoneyMatters101. com scholarship involves an essay on a financial theme. It is open to college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors attending college in the US or Canada . A GPA of 2.3 or higher is required. One $300 scholarship will be awarded. The deadline is August 31.
OP Loftbed Scholarship <http://www.oploftbed.com/scholarship/index.php> The OP Loftbed Scholarship awards one $500 scholarship to a college student each year. US citizenship is required. The essay topics vary from year toyear. The deadline is July 31.
Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship <http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm> The Vegetarian Resource Group (VRG) offers two $5,000 scholarships each year to graduating US high school seniors who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and communities. The application requires an essay about how the applicant promoted vegetarianism in their high school or community. The deadline is February 20. Applications are available on the VRG web site. For more information, call 1-410-366-8343, write to The Vegetarian Resource Group, PO Box 1463 , Baltimore , MD 21203 , or send email to email@example.com.
Voice of Democracy Essay Contest <http://www.vfw.org/index.cfm?fa=cmty.leveld&did=150> The Voice of Democracy Essay Contest is sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW). The audio essay contest is open to high school students in grades 9-12. The first-place national winner receives a $25,000 scholarship. The essay topics always involve a patriotic theme. Thedeadline is November 1.
Student Inventors Scholarships http://www.invent.org/collegiate
Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships http://holocaust.hklaw.com
Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships http://www.aynrand.org/contests
Gates Millennium Scholarships http://www.gmsp.org/
Xerox Scholarships for Students http://www.xeroxstudentcareers.com/why-xerox/scholarship.aspx
Sports Scholarships and Internships http://www.collegescholarships.org/athletic.htm
United States Department of Agriculture http://www.aphis.usda.gov/audience/students.shtml
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund http://thurgoodmarshallfund.net/
Presidential Freedom Scholarships http://www.nationalservice.org/scholarships
WiredScholar Free Scholarship Search http://www.wiredscholar.com/paying/scholarship_search/pay_scholarship_search.jsp
Hope Scholarships &Lifetime Credits http://www2.ed.gov/offices/OPE/PPI/HOPE/index.html
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students http://www.apsanet.org/PS/grants/aspen3.cfm
Easley National Scholarship Program http://www.naas.org/senior.htm
College Board Scholarship Search http://www.collegeboard.org/
Siemens Westinghouse Competition http://www.siemens-foundation.org/en/
GE and LuLac Scholarship Funds http://lulac.org/programs/education/scholarships/
Scholarship & Financial Aid Help http://www.blackexcel.org/
FAFSA On The Web (Your Key Aid Form &Info) http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
Aid &Resources For Re-Entry and Non-Traditional Students http://www.back2college.com
Scholarships for Study in Paralegal Studies http://www.paralegals.org/
INROADS internships http://www.inroads.org
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People http://www.naacp.org/work/actso/act-so.shtml
RHODES SCHOLARSHIPS AT OXFORD http://www.rhodesscholar.org/info.html
The Roothbert Scholarship Fund http://www.roothbertfund.org/scholarships.php
Scholarships and Grants for the Disabled
1800Wheelchair Scholarship www.1800wheelchair.com/scholarship/
Alexander Graham Bell Association www.agbell.org
AMBUCS Therapeutics www.ambucs.com
American Academy of Allergy www.aaaai.org
American Council of the Blind www.acb.org
American Foundation for the Blind www.afb.org
American Speech Language Hearing Foundation www.asha.org
Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind And Visual Impaired www.aerbvi.org
Association of Blind Citizens Scholarship and Assistive Technology www.blindcitizens.org
Blind Veterans Association www.bva.org
Casey Martin Award www.nikebiz.com
Financial Aid for Eye Care www.nei.nih.gov/health/financialaid.asp
Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship www.cfscholarship.org
Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities www.heath.gwu.edu/node
College Scholarships for Disabilities www.lookingglass.org
College Funding Strategies for Students with Disabilities www.washington.edu/doit/
Helen Keller Foundation www.helenkellerfoundation.org
Immune Deficiency Foundation www.primaryimmune.org
Lighthouse International Scholarships www.lighthouse.org
Lilly Reintegration Scholarship www.reintegration.com
Minnie Pearl Ear Foundation www.earfoundation.org
Multiple Sclerosis Foundation www.msfocus.org
Muscular Dystrophy Foundation www.mdff.org
National Center for Learning Disabilities www.ncld.org
National Federation of the Blind www.nfb.org
Orthotic and Prosthetic Assistance Fund www.opfund.org
Pilot Dogs www.pilotdogs.org
The Travis Roy Foundation www.travisroyfoundation.org
United Cerebral Palsy National Office www.ucp.org
Mobility International www.miusa.org/idd/women
Mario Magaña Álvarez
Associate Professor and 4-H State Outreach Specialist
Oregon State University
4-H Youth Development Education
123 Ballard Extension Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone: 541-737-0925, Cell: 503-931-7206