Private Scholarships Could Lead to More Student Debt

Private Scholarships Could Lead to More Student Debt

Private scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit and need. For example, students might be eligible if they have a particular skill, live in a certain area or are working toward a specific major. Private scholarship awards can range from as little as a few hundred to thousands of dollars. For many students, they’re an important piece of the equation to cover the total cost of college, from tuition and fees to room and board, books, transportation and miscellaneous items. A downside of private scholarships, though, is that at…

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St. Vincent seniors earn nearly $900,000 in scholarships

St. Vincent seniors earn nearly $900,000 in scholarships

For the Republic-Monitor On Friday, the students and faculty of St. Vincent High School gathered in the gymnasium to celebrate the achievements of the senior class by presenting them with awards. Each senior stood up one at a time while a short speech was given about each student’s experience at the school. The awards are as follows by graduate names: Samuel Timothy Baer – A+ Scholarship, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4282 Scholarship, Wild Turkey Federation Scholarship, Elks Student of the Month Scholarship Jamie Estelle Best – Maryville University Barat…

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This Free Website Helps High School Students Line Up College Scholarships

This Free Website Helps High School Students Line Up College Scholarships

Diolanda Caballero’s ears perked up when a guidance counselor mentioned a new website where students could earn scholarship money just for completing routine high school activities. She was a sophomore at Foothill High School in Nevada at the time, dreaming of going to college out of state but worried about the costs. “I was like, ‘I can get a scholarship for getting an A? Heck yeah,’” Caballero says. She signed up for Raise.me the very next day. Raised by a single mother, Caballero will be the first in her family…

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‘Rhodes Must Fall’ activists face backlash after receiving Rhodes scholarships

‘Rhodes Must Fall’ activists face backlash after receiving Rhodes scholarships

Two South African student activists in the ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ campus movement now face criticisms from the public after being named as Rhodes scholars for the class of 2017. They were among nine South Africans awarded the prestigious international scholarship for postgraduate study at the University of Oxford. Joshua Nott and Mbalenhle Matandela, both graduates of the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa, had been staunch supporters of a campaign that began in 2015 to remove a statue of Cecil Rhodes from the UCT campus. According to activists,…

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577 Remarkable High School Students Awarded 2017 Horatio Alger State Scholarships

577 Remarkable High School Students Awarded 2017 Horatio Alger State Scholarships

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals and encouraging youth to pursue their dreams through higher education, today announced 577 students from across the nation will receive its prestigious 2017 Horatio Alger State Scholarships. These young men and women are recognized for their admirable commitment to continuing their education and serving their communities, despite facing significant adversity. Since 1984, Horatio Alger Association has administered one of the nation’s largest privately funded, need-based scholarship programs,…

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To ‘enforce discipline’: No scholarships, foreign visit nod for FTII students who participated in agitation

To ‘enforce discipline’: No scholarships, foreign visit nod for FTII students who participated in agitation

IN an apparent move to crack down on students of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), who staged a four-month-long strike to protest against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the head of the prestigious institute, the administration has started refusing scholarships and the opportunity to participate in foreign exchange programmes to those who have “disciplinary matters” pending for their involvement in the protests. As per the file notings obtained by The Indian Express, FTII Director Bhupendra Kainthola has directed the heads of departments (HODs) and Deans to…

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Indore: City boys bag record scholarships from Drexel varsity

Indore: City boys bag record scholarships from Drexel varsity

Indore: Breaking the highest scholarship record of Madhya Pradesh, three students Palash Pandey of Vidya Sagar School, Shivesh Jadon of Delhi Public School, Indore and Hemant Maheshwari of Chameli Devi Public School have collectively won scholarship of more than Rs 3.5 crore from Drexel University, USA. Individually, Palash has won the highest scholarship of Rs 1.2 crore, Hemant won Rs 98 lakh scholarship and Shivesh won Rs 88 lakh. They have received acceptance letters from various other universities, but Drexel University has offered them highest scholarships. Talking about success of…

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Are Scholarships Taxable?

Are Scholarships Taxable?

Given the rising costs of college, many students seek out scholarships to help ease the financial burden. There are a number of private and federal grants available for college, but whether or not a scholarship is taxable depends on how the money is used. While an academic or athletic scholarship used to pay tuition typically won’t be taxable, scholarship money applied to room and board is generally considered taxable income, in which case the IRS will want its share. Image source: Getty Images. Scholarships and taxes Many scholarships allow you…

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4 students receive Gilman scholarships to study abroad

4 students receive Gilman scholarships to study abroad

Four UB students have won Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships, a significant increase in the number of UB students receiving this undergraduate award and an indication, UB administrators say, that the university’s new initiative to expand fellowship opportunities to more students is working. The four students, who will receive from $2,500 to $4,000 to study abroad, are Wanly Chen, a communication and media study major who will go to Singapore; Kelly Aldinger, a Spanish major who will study in Peru; Michael Pilgrom, a psychology major who will travel to the…

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CBSE invites applications for single girl child scholarships

CBSE invites applications for single girl child scholarships

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is inviting online applications from students who have passed Class 10 examination 2016 from CBSE-affiliated schools for its scholarship schemes: the CBSE Merit Scholarship for Single Girl Child for 10+ 2 Studies 2016 and the renewal of online applications for last year’s scheme. The details and eligibility conditions along with the application form are available here. The deadline for submitting applications is December 15, 2016. Offline applications have to be submitted on or before December 31, 2016.The CBSE Merit Scholarship Scheme for Single…

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