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A Teen Writer’s Trip to the Top

December 29, 2009

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Financial Aid Fury November 9, 2009

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I have it calculated at this point that I will have $200 by the end of the year.  This is just enough to cover my housing DEPOSIT.  I knew college was expensive and that I was going to be in debt, but I thought I would be more prepared for this.  I have been trying to get a job for the last forever.

I am babysitting, but I only do it twice a month and get $20 each time.  I want to apply for the Burger King Scholars Scholarship, but I have to work for at least 15 hours a week.  I wish I can add my attempts at getting a job and freelance writing searching into that equation.

I start college in June.  I have to  wait until January to fill out my FAFSA, which should help me out a lot.  Part of me wants to keep applying to scholarships to increase my odds of actually winning one.  The other part of me is ready to give up and is hoping that I will win one I have already applied for.

Last week I got a phone call that sounded official enough that I thought it was someone calling me for a job interview, or to say that I had won a scholarship.   Alas, it was a college that wanted me to apply.  I politely informed him that I had already been accepted to my college of choice.

Now it is just a matter of paying for it.

Also last week, I attending an online chat with representatives of one of the scholarship websites I belong to.  I asked them if they could give me any tips on how to win a scholarship.  Everything they told me, I already knew.  On the bright side, I made my name known to the person who chooses the scholarship winners.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: It is not a matter of finding scholarships that apply to me.  I have found almost 100 scholarships I have found that I apply to me.  The issue is that I have not actually WON any yet.  I guess there is nothing I can do but to continue to apply and keep my fingers crossed.


The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship October 16, 2009

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October 31, 2009

$20000  http://www.coca-colascholars.org/

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship program for current, outstanding high school students. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. You must demonstrate leadership in school, civic and extracurricular activities, academic achievement, as well as motivation to serve and succeed to be considered for this award.


Dance Scholarship Program October 11, 2009

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November 1, 2009

 http://www.harlequinfloors.com/us/en/contact-us/scholarship-application.html – $5,000

In an effort to provide better opportunities for young people pursuing performing arts careers, American Harlequin established an annual “Dance Scholarship Program”.

U.S. and Canadian citizens between the ages of 15 and 21 years of age are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Applicant must be at least 15 years of age by November 1, 2009, or not older that 21 years of age by November 1, 2009. Only one application per name, please!


Youth Free Expression Network Film Contest

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October 23, 2009

http://www.ncac.org/yfen – $5000 

The 2009 Youth Free Expression Network Film Contest is open to filmmakers age 19 and younger who are living in the U.S. or its territories (but need not be citizens). To qualify, you must submit an original film of four minutes or less addressing the topic: “Free Speech in School (Does it Exist?)”.

Entries can be videos of any kind, including documentary, animation, experimental, or music video.

The top three winners will be awarded cash prizes and the first place winner will receive either a $5000 partial scholarship to the NYFA film making program or a full scholarship to the NYFA’s one week digital film making course.


Faces of Hunger Scholarship

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October 15, 2009


All entrants must submit a non-fiction short film between 5-12 minutes in length, accompanied by an artist statement of no more than 300 words.

Palms for Life Fund is calling out to young filmmakers, 25 years of age and under, to visually depict in their communities the growing epidemic of hunger in the United States.

This national competition for documentary short films entitled “Faces of Hunger in America” intends to bring the issue of hunger onto the forefront of the nation’s radar screen while at the same time empowering our youth, the future generation of leaders and activists, to facilitate positive change and challenge antiquated principles.

Palms for Life Fund will offer the top three winners cash prizes of $5,000, $3,500 and $1,500, and give them exposure to a vast audience in a full-length compilation of the prize-winning works.