February 2010 College Scholarships Round Up


SayCampusLife is committed to sharing with our readers relevant information about college scholarships. Lately, we have been getting a number of inquiries from subscribers asking us about the availability of certain scholarships. Given that the economy remains difficult, obtaining financial assistance in the form of a college scholarship remains important, hence our regular updates.

college studentsSince we launched late in 2007, we have featured numerous scholarship opportunities by educational interest, ethnic or family status, as well as funny or weird ones. We will continue to post by category, but in the meantime let’s take a look at some of the new or changed college scholarships available right now.

Important Deadlines

Please click on the respective links for more information. Please carefully read the restrictions and take note of deadlines before applying:

GEICO Achievement Award Program – Insurance giant GEICO plans to present $75,000 in achievement awards to college students across the United States. Available for currently enrolled undergraduate students with a sophomore or junior year status who maintain at least a 3.0 GPA. Awards of $1000 will be given. Packets must be postmarked by February 20, 2010 with recipients notified by May 31, 2010.

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest – Please note that this is NOT a scholarship. We have added it here because the institute bearing Ayn Rand’s name is running an essay contest that will pay $10,000 for the first place winner. Detailed information is available on the website. Essay deadline is September 17, 2010.

The National Italian American Foundation — For Italian American students who demonstrate outstanding potential and high academic achievements in an area of study of their own choosing. Scholarship awards range from $2,000-$12,000. Each scholarship award can only cover tuition and university-provided room and board. Deadline is March 5, 2010.

USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships — USA Funds, the nation’s leading education loan guarantor, plans to offer up to $1 million to students who demonstrate an economic need. Open to high school seniors, currently enrolled college or professional degree students or incoming college or professional degree students. See site for further details. Deadline is arriving soon: February 15, 2010.

Holocaust Remembrance Project – Please note that this is not your typical scholarship, rather it is an essay project designed to invite students to share why the Holocaust should be remembered. Ten first place awards ranging from $5000 down to $2500 will be given, with additional rewards offered. Funds are to be used for your college education. Deadline is April 2, 2010.

That is it for today. We will be posting additional scholarship information in the near future.


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