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Monday, August 29, 2016

Best scholarship programs to apply for in autumn 2016

By Edusson

Going to school at a younger age helps beat inflation
College education costs rose 500% in 21 years
Forbes Magazine highlights that college costs have been increasing at a rate of about 7% per year. The overall consumer index has increased by 115% since 1985 while the college education inflation rate has risen by almost 500%. 

Nowadays, Almost two thirds of undergraduates receive some kind of grant, with student borrowing being on the upswing. The truth is that loans must be repaid eventually. 

There are thousands of scholarships out there that students can apply for. Below is a look at Best Scholarship programs to apply autumn 2016. The list can help students to offset some of his or her college costs.

Flinn Scholarships (x20)

The Flinn Foundation is a philanthropic and privately-owned grant making organization formed to improve the quality of life and benefit future generations in the state of Arizona. In its lifetime, the Foundation has sponsored technology-based medical care programs while at the same time recruiting top physician specialists to the state of Arizona. Today, it supports the advancement of biosciences in the state together with other program areas so as to assist build a knowledge-driven economy in the state. The scholarship amounts to $100,000 and the application deadlines are usually in October of every year.

Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship

The Evans Scholars Foundation is a charitable trust offering 4-year tuition and housing scholarships to caddies who deserve it. It is run by Western Golf Association. Applicants are supposed to have excellent grades, outstanding character, financial need and a strong caddie record. Applications are available starting the first of August, with students advised to send their applications before 30th September. Since the scholarship includes full tuition, room and board, the amount usually varies.

America’s Youth of the Year Boys & Girls Clubs

Youth of the Year has been America’s Boys and Girls Clubs premier recognition program since 1947. It celebrates the exceptional achievements of Club teenagers. Local clubs recognize members who are aged between 14 and 18 years as Youth of the Month Winners and usually choose one of them to take part in state competitions. The winner in each state gets a $5,000 scholarship as well as an advance to regional competitions. Deadlines for applications vary by state, with applicants expected to first compete in their home states before taking part in a final national competition. The scholarship amounts to $50,000.

Ms. America Competition

The Miss America Pageant is a competition targeting women aged between 17 and 24. Participants are judged based on various categories such as lifestyle, fitness, presentation, artistic expression, community achievement, presence and poise. The competition’s organization is the largest provider of scholarship for young women in the world. The deadline varies by state, and participants are forewarned that there is an entry fee of $1,119.

FEREP Scholarship

The Federation Executive Recruitment and Education Program (FEREP) Scholarship supports Jewish students who are planning to pursue careers as professionals for the North American Jewish Federation system. It awards scholarships of not more than $20,000 annually. Chosen students who satisfy eligibility requirements will take part in federation orientation and interviews. Chosen student will have to work in a North American Jewish Federation for at least two years after finishing graduate school.

About the author: The article is provided by Edusson (academic writing advisory service)

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