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Introducing: Scholarship Saturdays!

One of the main goals of this site is to help you find money for college, and figure out ways to pay for college.

I can talk (or type) until I am blue in the face and my fingers get arthritis, but if you don’t end up with more money for college, then I have failed.

With that in mind, I would like to introduce a new segment here  on Money for College project, that I would like to call Scholarship Saturdays.

Starting out, we will provide you with one, or many, scholarship opportunities that you can apply for.

We certainly cannot guarantee any success, or that you will qualify for all of the scholarships that we present. However, it does take some work out of the process for you, since we will gather these golden opportunities in one convenient place for you.

If you need assistance in applying for scholarships, please check out these previous posts: Searching for Scholarships  and   How to Dominate Scholarship Applications

Without further adieu……

Scholarship Saturdays! Round 1

The Financial Services Roundtable Financial Literacy Scholarship

The Financial Services Roundtable Financial Literacy Scholarship honors high school seniors who successfully completed a financial literacy course before entering college with a $5,000 scholarship.

The 2011 Review Committee selected ten high school students based on the qualifications and criteria for the scholarship listed below. The Review Committee included representatives from the Roundtable’s non-profit partners:

  • Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy
  • JA Worldwide®
  • NeighborWorks America
  • Operation HOPE, Inc.
  • Rebuilding Together
  • SER-Jobs for Progress National Inc.
  • Society for Financial Education and Professional Development
  • ThanksUSA
  • Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement
  • WHF Foundation
Eligibility:

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Have completed a certified financial education course or a financial education course offered by a Roundtable member company or community service non-profit partner prior to applying and received verification of course completion;
  • Be a graduating senior entering a college/university/trade school; and
  • Exhibit academic success, respectable character, and financial need.

TG’s Charlie Wooten Grant Program 

Since 2000, TG has been proud to support a grant program designed to provide help to students pursuing a higher education and who have financial need. For the 2011-12 academic year, TG’s Charley Wootan Grant program will award grants totaling $5 million.

TG will award $4 million in grants to students who areTexas residents. TG will distribute $1 million in grants to students residing outside Texas. Grants within Texas will be split between students going to 2-year colleges or vocational schools and students enrolled at 4-year universities.

Eligibility:

All Charley Wootan Grant applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or otherwise eligible to receive Title IV financial aid funding; must have attained or will attain a high school degree or the equivalent; must be enrolled or planning to enroll in college at least half-time, and must be able to demonstrate financial need.

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2 Comments

  1. Great post! I have students who are looking for scholarships all the time.
    krantcents recently posted..KC Awards: Weekly RecognitionMy Profile

  2. @Krantcents — Thanks! I hope to include much more than 2 scholarships in future posts, so please direct them our way!
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