College Scholarships: March 2011 Roundup


Many excellent college scholarship opportunities have filing deadlines early in the year, to afford awards committees plenty of time to review applications, narrow down the list and announce the recipients. We’re still finding many good scholarship opportunities including those with fast approaching deadlines.

Education Advantage – Open to people diagnosed with hemophilia A, this Baxter Healthcare Corporation opportunity is for students working toward their bachelor’s degree. Education Advantage will award a $15,000 per year college scholarship to one student and several $1,000 merit scholarships to more students. The application deadline is April 1, 2011.

Disabled War Veterans Scholarship – Co-sponsored by AFCEA Educational Foundation and Microsoft Corporation employees, this college scholarship is open to active-duty service personnel, honorably discharged U.S. military veterans, reservists, and National Guard personnel who are disabled because of wounds received during active-duty combat service in Afghanistan or Iraqi. The application deadline is April 1, 2011.

Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship – Established in 2008 to honor the memory of Joan Whitworthe, an occupational therapist, this opportunity is open to students who are high school seniors or first-year college students and under the age of 25. No formal application is required, however answering a pair of essay questions and submitting your completed work to “Stay Fit” by April 30, 2011 will put you in the running for this $5,000 college scholarship.

Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS) Program – Offering multiple college scholarship opportunities for up to $2,500, WITS is for young women whose careeer path is in information technology or a related field. Your GPA, extracurricular activities and community involvement are among the determining factors weighed by the committee when considering your application and essay. The application deadline is April 1, 2011.

AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship – If you are majoring in accounting, finance, or information systems then this American Institute of Certified Public Accountants & Accountemps opportunity may be right for you. Up to five students will be selected and awarded a $2,500 college scholarship. The application deadline is April 1, 2011.

Women In Transition Scholarship – The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting is behind an opportunity for women who are the family’s main breadwinner and are seeking to better themselves by returning to college to pursue a degree in Accounting. This scholarship will enable the recipient to receive up to $16,000 spread over four consecutive years based on the successful completion of course work. This year’s recipient will be announced by the end of June, but you must get your application in by April 30, 2011.

Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adult’s 2011-2012 College Scholarship Program – If you or a loved one was diagnosed with cancer when you were at least 15 years old, then the Ulman Cancer Fund college scholarship opportunity is for your consideration. The application deadline is April 1, 2011. Recipients will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship spread over two semesters. does not endorse specific scholarship opportunities and we encourage our readers to avoid those requiring appliction fees or numerous strings attached. We review each opportunity posted and assume the information presented to us is correct. If in doubt about a particular scholarship, then scratch it from your list.


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