College Scholarships: January 2014 Edition

College Scholarships: January 2014 Edition
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    Reducing the cost of higher education begins with you, the student.

    Filling out a FAFSA form and applying for grant money are important steps in helping to reduce your college costs.

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Applying for college scholarships can also help your cause, reducing your expenditures further. The following list includes scholarship deadlines that take effect in the coming weeks.

1. Mister Rogers Memorial Scholarship — The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation is behind the college scholarship honoring Mr. (Fred) Rogers, the beloved TV host for Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. The applicant for this award should have the ultimate goal in working in child media. The foundation awards four $10,000 college scholarships to graduate students only. Your application must be postmarked by Jan. 14, 2014.

2. Institute for Humane Studies Fellowship — With a deadline of Jan. 31, 2014, the Institute for Humane Studies Fellowship non-residency fellowship program provides awards for up to $15,000 per year. According to the IHSF, the “fellowship is open to current or prospective full-time graduate students (including law students) from accredited universities anywhere in the world whose research interests are related to ideas of a free society.”

3. Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program — The Association for Certified Fraud Investigators (ACFI) is behind a scholarship honoring Larry Jennings and Tracy Ritchie, two of five Union Texas Petroleum Holdings Inc. employees killed in a terrorist attack in Pakistan in 1997. According to the ACFI, “Applicants must have a declared major or minor in accounting, business administration, finance or criminal justice and demonstrate a desire to pursue a career in fraud examination or similar anti-fraud profession.” The scholarship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students and must be completed online by Feb. 4, 2014.

4. ISA Educational Foundation Scholarship — College students who “demonstrate outstanding potential for long-range contribution to the fields of automation and control” are invited to apply for an ISA $5,000 college scholarship. Students should be enrolled in a related field and may be pursuing an associate, bachelor’s or a graduate degree. The deadline for this scholarship is Feb. 15, 2014.

5. Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) — The GFOA offers one college scholarship for undergraduate ($6,000) students and one scholarship for graduate ($11,000) students with a deadline of Feb. 21, 2014 set for each. Candidates should have plans to pursue a career in state or local government finance to qualify for this award.

6. American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) — The ASNE seeks to promote the profession of naval engineering by encouraging students to enter the field. They back that encouragement by offering college scholarships for undergraduate students entering their final year of an engineering program as well as for graduate students. Undergrad awards totaling $3,000 each and graduate awards totaling $4,000 each are provided. The deadline to apply is Feb. 28, 2014.

7. “No Essay” College Scholarship — The $2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship is one of the easiest ones to win. It is for students ranging from kindergarten all the way through college. Awards are made monthly at the end of the month, with the next deadline coming on Jan. 31, 2014. The scholarship is offered by Niche.com, formerly CollegeProwler.com, an organization that offers “in-depth reviews and analysis on colleges and K-12 schools.”

8. The Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship — Offered by the Sunflower Initiative, the Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship honors the legacy of an artist and Randolph-Macon Woman’s College graduate. The initiative awards one scholarship annually to a woman planning to attend a woman’s college in the United States or Canada. To apply for this one-time $10,000 award, you must get your application in by March 1, 2014.

Scholarship Considerations

Prospective applicants should verify that they are qualified to receive a particular college scholarship before applying. Follow the provider’s instructions carefully and make sure that you get your application in before the deadline.

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