College Scholarships: January 2011 Roundup


Yesterday, published information about one foundation’s multiple scholarships for high school and community college students, urging our readers to check our scholarship search page for additional opportunities. We also promised to share with you more scholarship news, something we’re gladly offering to you today.

Instead of focusing on one scholarship, the following list reveals five of the current opportunities available across the United States as summarized below. Keep in mind the eligibility requirements including your location, the submission process and deadlines.

If you do not eat meat, fish or fowl and have promoted vegetarianism while in high school, then a pair of $5,000 college scholarships from the Vegetarian Resource Group might be of interest to you. Entries may only be sent by students graduating from high school in spring 2011. Deadline is February 20, 2011, with entries postmarked no later than that date still eligible for consideration.

Students who are fighting cancer or who are amputees have challenges going beyond getting ready for college — some are in the fight for their lives. One group, Cancer for College, has been coming alongside of affected students, providing scholarship money to help defray college costs. This year’s deadline is looming, February 1, 2011, to be exact, which means time is of the essence if you want your application to be considered.

The AFA Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness College Scholarship has a February 15, 2011, deadline and is for college bound students who have been personally affected by a family member’s battle with Alzheimer’s. Students will write a 1,200 to 1,500 page essay with the winning student awarded a $5,000 college scholarship. Second and third prize winners will also be recognized and awarded.

You have until February 9, 2011, to get your application in, but if you are selected for the KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program, you can have up to $5,000 of your college costs met by this famous fast food business. That award is also for as long as four years which means that this “finger-licking good” benefit may be as high as $20,000.

Do you enjoy studying the weather? The American Meteorological Society has multiple scholarship and fellowship opportunities available; a February 11, 2011, deadline should be considered. According to the AMS, the “…fellowships and scholarships help further the education of outstanding graduate and undergraduate students pursuing a career in the atmospheric and related oceanic or hydrologic sciences.”

We’ll be sharing additional college scholarship deadlines in the days ahead, so please bookmark this site. Better yet, please subscribe to our feed to make sure you do not miss this time sensitive awards.


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