Women In Aviation Adds One Dozen New Scholarships to Their List

Over $335,000 in Scholarship Funds for 2008

Student pilots, flight attendants, certificate seekers and aviation technicians, both female and male: Women in Aviation (WAI) has just announced a bumper crop of new scholarship programs. Already the WAI administers dozens of scholarships. These new programs mean thousands and thousands more dollars will go to aviation students of all kinds.

This is the list of new scholarships added to the WAI list for 2008:

  • Delta Connection Academy Scholarship will award one-$5,000 scholarship to a student for Delta’s exclusive pilot’s academy.
  • FedEx Express Flight Scholarship features one-$2,500 award for FedEx’s aircraft transport pilot school. Applicants must have a commercial pilot’s license and a four-year degree.
  • Kathy K. Hodgkins Memorial Scholarship will award an undisclosed amount for an individual with a private pilot’s license to receive floatplane training.
  • New Horizons Memorial Scholarship is expressly designed to provide money to over 35 students pursuing a pilot’s license for the first time. Award is $1,000.
  • Elisha Hall Memorial Scholarship is a local, $1,000 award specially designed for Ohio aviators in a number of specific fields.
  • Washington State Chapter Scholarship sponsors an aviation student in almost any area. Award is $1,000 and an applicant from Washington is preferred.
  • Pratt & Whitney will award 6 scholarships ranging in value from $800 to $3,200 for students pursuing aviation maintenance degrees or certificates.
  • FedEx Express Technical Operations Scholarship is $2,500 award also designed for a student pursuing aviation maintenance or engineering as a career.
  • Cessna "Earn a Private Pilot’s Certificate" Scholarship is a $5,000 award that will go to an outstanding new student starting out in a flight program.
  • Cessna Scholarship for Citation Encore Type Rating is a $18,800 award for a commercial pilot pursuing this rating.
  • Airbus A320 Type Rating Certificate Scholarships are specifically designed to help fund the education of pilots interested in these specific flight ratings. Two awards of $32,000 each.
  • CAE SimuFlite Citation Corporate Aircraft Training Scholarship is also aimed at a commercial pilot. Award amount yet to be determined.

For complete application guidelines and specific criteria for each scholarship please visit the WAI website. Interested applicants may apply for up to two awards. Students: make sure your applications are postmarked by December 1, 2007.

Posted in Women 13 years, 9 months ago

Available for Veterans from Amvets and DeVry University

Vets: Get up to $9,000 for Your Education

Between November 2007 and July 2008 DeVry University and Amvets will join forces to award 10-$1,000 scholarship programs each semester to eligible veterans looking for an undergraduate degree through a DeVry general program or a graduate program through the school’s Keller Graduate School of Management. This is no small scholarship program. Consider the fact that DeVry has schools spread throughout 25 states. This means veterans interested in an undergrad or grad degree in a professional or technical program have widespread access to these scholarships. All told, 30 scholarships will be awarded.

Who is Eligible?

  • Veterans of any U.S. military branch or a dependent of the same.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • You must prove financial need.
  • Must be enrolling in an undergraduate degree program with DeVry University or in a graduate program with Keller Graduate School of Management.
  • Students must enroll for full- or half time. No awards will be given for less than half-time status.
  • Degree programs may be traditional or online.
  • Must not qualify for other military tuition assistance.

How to Apply:

  • Download the application from Amvets.
  • Write a compelling two-page essay on one of three topics listed on the application.
  • Applications must be mailed to Amvets at the address provided on the application. There are four semester deadlines listed on the application. Application packages must be received by one of the deadlines.

Scholarship recipients must maintain 2.0 GPAs to keep scholarships renewable over the course of their degree program. Full-time students receive the full $1,000 per semester and half-time students receive $500 per semester. Winners must enroll within two semesters following announcement of their award.

Posted in Military 13 years, 9 months ago

Win MTV’s Half-Million Dollar Young Creator’s Award

Pay for Your Dream School

Do you have an idea that could change the way people share information? MTV and the Knight Foundation will award $500,000 in the Young Creators Award contest to the student(s) with the most innovative, creative, feasible new concepts for connected interaction. What’s more, the winners may also receive the necessary budget funds to transform their ideas into realities. This contest is a special section of the larger, world-wide Knight News Challenge that invites innovative creators from all over the world to participate in general and commercial categories.

It’s more complicated and demanding than it sounds:

Not only must you conceptualize a possible solution that “pushes journalism into the digital age,” but you must also have enough economic know-how and business savvy to develop a practical and realistic working budget for development of your idea.

How it works:

  • Applicants for the Young Creators Award must be 25 or under to participate (applicants above 25 may apply through the Knight News Challenge, a contest open to everyone else).
  • You must present an idea that combines digitization, positive journalistic communication, and has applicability on a community level.
  • In order to apply for the contest, you will be required to create an account under the Knight News Challenge.
  • Make sure you apply under the category: MTV Young Creators Award. This category promises a less competitive pool of applicants, versus the commercial category.
  • Apply through the Knight-News Challenge website only.

The deadline for entries is October 15, 2007, so hurry. Check out what others have done and even leave feedback comments for them through the site.

Posted in Companies, Foundations, Journalism 13 years, 9 months ago

Writing Students: Win a Scholarship to Attend One of the Most Prestigious Writers’ Conferences

Bread Loaf and Rona Jaffe Pair to Offer Awards

The Bread Loaf Writers Conference at Middlebury College is one of the country’s most prestigious, as well as the oldest, writers’ conference. In an effort to buoy the talents and energy of young female authors, a new scholarship has been created. Sponsored by both Bread Loaf and the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the Middlebury College Bread Loaf-Rona Jaffe Foundation Scholarships are an exclusive opportunity to learn first-hand from some of the country’s most revered working writers.

Writers across the country vie for the chance to attend the Bread Loaf, their applications and writing samples chosen from among hundreds of applicants. The weekend offers provocative workshops and seminars led by literary celebrities.

Scholarship program requirements:

  • Entrants must be new and unpublished female writers.
  • Preference will be given to writers outside the academic realm and those with demonstrated financial need and/or other challenges to overcome.
  • Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Applicants must submit a writing sample as well as a personal statement.

Three awards will be given based on writer’s genre: “poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction.” Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2008. The Bread Loaf Writers Conference is scheduled for August 13-24, 2008 in Middlebury, Vermont.

Posted in Foundations, Women 13 years, 9 months ago

Yee-Haw! Texas Rodeo Show Increases Scholarship Donation for 2008

Up from $6.4 Million to $8 million for 2008

Texas students—535 of them—will be very happy when they are presented with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo scholarships next March 2008. The popular program’s stable of scholarships received a significant cash increase following the landslide profits earned from the 2007 show.

The show sponsors 8 different student scholarship awards:

  • Metropolitan Scholarships
  • Go Area Texan Scholarships
  • Opportunity Scholarships
  • 4-H Scholarships
  • Future Farmers of America Scholarships
  • School Art Scholarships
  • FCCLA Scholarships
  • Hildebrand Scholarship

All of the awards categories, with the exception of the Hildebrand Scholarship, fund between 10 and 209 college scholarships. Each of the 534 awards has been increased from $12,000 to $15,000 for the 2008 show.

Students are eligible to apply based on the following criteria:

  • Resident of Texas.
  • Enrollment at a Texas college or university in a four-year degree program.
  • Demonstration of academic talent.
  • Demonstration of financial need.
  • Preference is shown to students with outstanding leadership skills and community involvement record.

Check out specific award requirements before applying. Applications for the 2008 scholarships will be available October 1, 2007.

Posted in Companies, Regional 13 years, 9 months ago

NelNet Gives Away 1 Million!

Win a Scholarship up to $25,000

NelNet Scholarship Award

The Word Straight from the NSPA Conference in Portland, MA is that NelNet has 1.5 Million of available funding to spread to deserving students.

Who’s it for?

  • High School Juniors and Seniors
  • College Undergraduates

The Awards

  • Ten Grand Prizes of a scholarship worth up to $25,000
  • 750 First Prizes of a $1,000 scholarship

There’s no essay required and the first Grand Prize Drawing will be on November 9th. Act now!

Posted in Companies, High School 13 years, 10 months ago

IT Healthcare Students: a New Scholarship

Program Open to Undergraduate, Graduate, and PhDs

Majoring in Healthcare Information Management or Healthcare Information Technology? Don’t miss the Beacon Partners Scholarship—a new scholarship being offered by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Foundation and sponsored by Beacon. HIMSS is dangling a $7,000 carrot in front of outstanding students in a HIM degree program.

Here’s what you need to apply:

  • Students must be enrolled full-time in a health information management program or closely related IT healthcare major.
  • Applicants may be undergraduate, graduate, or PhD students.
  • Undergraduate applicants must be at least in their junior year to be considered.
  • Applicants must be student members of the HIMSS Foundation.
  • A 500-word essay must accompany the application.
  • Online application calls for resume, transcripts and letters of recommendation.

Beacon Partners is actively soliciting for applications. Go online and complete one today. Deadline is October 31, 2007, applications and all mail-in materials must be received.

Posted in Companies, Foundations 13 years, 10 months ago

$25,000 in Scholarships from the National Cattlemen’s Foundation and Fort Dodge Animal Health

Fort Dodge Animal Health Legacy Scholarship

The National Cattlemen’s Foundation and the Fort Dodge Animal Health Center have announced a new scholarship program designed to support the education of veterinary and veterinary science students with particular specializations in the cattle industry.

The Fort Dodge Animal Health Legacy Scholarship, as it has officially been named, will award 5-$5,000 scholarships for a grand total of $25,000 for its first year—2009-2010.

Prizes will be awarded like this:

  • Two-$5,000 scholarships will go to undergraduate veterinary science students.
  • Three-$5,000 scholarships will be awarded to veterinary school students whose specialties are Beef Production.

The program is intended to emphasize the cooperative efforts of both industries in maintaining productive farms and cattle resources. Program developers from both the Cattlemen’s Foundation and Fort Dodge Animal Health believe that the next decade in cattle production may be critical and require well-trained veterinarians with special interests in cattle.

If you’re a veterinary school or vet science student that matches the interests of the cattle industry, then bookmark the scholarship as one not to miss. The National Cattlemen’s Foundation has said it will post applications and more in-depth information sometime in the winter and interested applicants may begin submitting scholarship applications in February 2008. Winners will be announced next July, 2008 and funds will be made available for the 2000-2010 academic year.

Posted in Foundations 13 years, 10 months ago

Colorado State University – Pueblo Brings Back Football After 20 Years

Design the Thunderwolves New Helmets and Uniforms, Win Scholarship Cash

Like a handful of other small schools, Colorado State-Pueblo has sold the school and community on football. Prior to 1985 the school did have a team and as of next year they will once again.

The new Thunderwolves have asked for your help—they need a new look:

Submit a new uniform design to CS-Pueblo and you have a chance to win $250 or $1,000 scholarship good for tuition for the CSU system. Other contest criteria:

  • All rights to the design become the property of CSU.
  • Participants are not required to be a CSU student.
  • Only one entry per person will be accepted.
  • Entries must be the original work of the applicant.
  • Only school approved colors may be used, per application.
  • Design must have some symbolic association with CS-P.

See the contest application for specific artwork details.

Colo State is currently accepting applications. All entries must be received by October 31, 2007 to be considered.

Posted in Universities 13 years, 10 months ago

New Scholarship from the Association for Women in Science

Women Studying Physics Welcome


Female college students in their junior and senior years of study are welcome to apply for a new 2008 scholarship program sponsored by the Association for Women in Science (AWIS). The 2008 Kirsten R. Lorentzen Award in Physics is designed to support the education of an outstanding female in a physics discipline.

The scholarship aims to reward a student that exhibits an exemplary array of personal and academic interests. Preference will be given to participants that have persevered in the face of life challenges. One-$1,000 scholarship will be awarded and may be used for any type of educational costs.

Award requirements:

  • Applicant must be female, enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program, and in either her junior or senior year of study.
  • Areas of physics study may also include “space physics and geophysics, or geoscience.”
  • Applicants must demonstrate a wide array of personal and academic interests.
  • Essay is required.

Applications contain three components: Summary, Resume, and Reference forms. Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2008. Entries must be mailed to the address on the application. The winner will be announced in July 2008.

Posted in Associations, Women 13 years, 10 months ago