ERIC Number: ED351965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Oct-1
Winning Money for College. The High School Students' Guide to Scholarship Contests. Third Edition.
This book provides scholarship information for college bound students on how they can turn their talents and accomplishments into money for college via contests and competition. It notes that these scholarships, usually sponsored by associations and corporations, recognize student excellence in leadership, citizenship, science and engineering, public speaking, writing, the arts, humanities and foreign languages, and vocational/technical skills. Besides these areas, the book also includes scholarships that recognize less traditional student achievements such as political cartooning, writing, and designing and building a working device powered through batteries. The book recommends a number of strategies to help the student maximize their chances of winning one of these types of awards. It also includes updated contact information as well as several new sources for scholarships. Each contest or scholarship program profile provides: (1) eligibility and contest requirements; (2) the number and value of available scholarships; (3) information about the application process, deadlines, and rule; (4) helpful hints and strategies; and (5) interviews with previous winners or program officials. Addresses for each program are noted and samples of winning entries are included throughout the book. The appendix describes two super awards that come from success in previous academic achievement or competitive performance. Contains an interest area index. (GLR)
Descriptors: Awards, College Bound Students, Competitive Selection, Financial Support, Guidelines, High School Students, Higher Education, Paying for College, Program Descriptions, Qualifications, Scholarships
Peterson's, 202 Carnegie Center, P.O. Box 2123, Princeton, NJ 08543-2123 ($10.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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