Monday, March 5, 2012

Scholarships For Adult Learners

It has been a while since I posted about new scholarship opportunities that are available for adult learners. I hope that everyone really takes advantage of the money that is available for college. It may take some work such as researching opportunities, writing essays, or creating  videos, and filling out application forms, but it is worth it.

It is so much better to be awarded funds that do not have to be paid back as opposed to taking out tons of loans. I've written about the dangers of borrowing student loan money frivilously before, and think that receiving a scholarship is a much better idea. So here are some of the newest scholarship opportunities I've come across.

Are you environmentally friendly, and pride yourself on your recycling efforts? This may be the scholarship for you. The Castle Ink Paperless Scholarship 2012 will provide a $1000 scholarship. All you have to do is describe how you reduce, reuse, and recycle.  The entry form is very short, and shouldn't take very long to submit. The deadline is March 31, 2012.

"From Failure to Promise Essay Contest" I've featured this $1500 scholarship opportunity on this blog before. The deadline for this year is July 31, 2012.

The 2012 Collegiate Inventors Competition is for students who have a brilliant idea!  The award is $5000, and also if you are a finalist, you will receive an all expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. to present your work before a panel of expert judges. The idea of this competition freaks me out, but if you know that you have what it takes, then please do apply! The deadline is June 15, 2012.

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