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The Financial Aid + FAFSA 101 Session: All you need to know about financial aid and more!

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Worried about how you’re going to pay for college? Cappex is here to help!

 

Cappex is hosting an online Financial Aid + FAFSA 101 Session, and it’s FREE for all interested high school students. The session will be lead by one of our financial aid experts, a former college and career counselor. She’ll give you the scoop on all things financial aid, including:

  • How to pay for college
  • Types of financial aid
  • How to apply for financial aid
  • Everything you need to know about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Tips for winning scholarships
  • And more!

 EVENT DETAILS

  • WHEN: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 6pm CST
  • WHERE: Online via your desktop or mobile device
  • COST: Free!
  • WHO: All interested high school students
  • HOW: Sign up by clicking this link. After you do, you’ll receive instructions for how to log into the event.

Register for free by clicking here!

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48 Scholarships Expiring in December

moneyThe holidays are in full swing! We here at Cappex want you to do all you can to enjoy it — spend time with family and friends, give a thoughtful gift or two, share a delicious meal — but don’t forget that there are always scholarships out to there to apply to! There are ton of great scholarships expiring in December, so be sure to set aside some time between all of your celebrating to take advantage of these great opportunities.

1. Ashley Coule Conroy Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: December 1      Award: $3,000
Must be planning to study abroad for at least one semester

2. Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award

Deadline: December 1      Award: $10,000
Must be classical musicians, vocalists, or composers

3. Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Program

Deadline: December 1      Award: $1,000 – $2,500
Must be enrolled at a community college

4. FRA Americanism Essay Contest

Deadline: December 1      Award: $1,000 – 2,500
Must submit an essay on the topic, “Why I am Proud to Be an American”

5. NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund Essay Contest

Deadline: December 1      Award: $100 – $1,000
Must submit an essay on the topic, “What does the second amendment mean to you?”

6. AFA Teens Video Competition

Deadline: December 1      Award: $250 – $500
Must submit an autobiography and create an artistic or documentary video related to Alzheimer’s disease

7. Christopher Reeve Award

Deadline: December 1      Award: $1,000
Must have demonstrated tremendous compassion and caring in service to the community

8. Soroptimist Violet Richardson Award

Deadline: December 1      Award: $1,000
Must be women between the ages of 14 and 17

9. Greg Baumgartner Scholarship

Deadline: December 1      Award: $1,000
Must be paying for school without parental assistance

10. Olan Rogers Scholarships

Deadline: December 1      Award: $1,000
Must answer a given question via a personal YouTube, Instagram, or Vine video

11. Dr. Robert H. Goddard Scholarship

Deadline: December 2      Award: $10,000
Must be pursuing studies in science or engineering

12. National Space Club Keynote Scholarship

Deadline: December 2      Award: $10,000
Must be pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering, or math

13. Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Deadline: December 2      Award: $30,000
Must be transferring from a two-year institution into a bachelor’s degree program

14. P.L.A.Y. Scholarship

Deadline: December 3      Award: $1,000
Must be passionate about helping animals in need

15. Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Competition

Deadline: December 5      Award: $1,000 – $12,500
Must demonstrate scholarship, leadership, and financial need

16. Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship

Deadline: December 5      Award: $5,000
Must demonstrate ongoing commitment to the community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger

17. We the Students Scholarship Contest

Deadline: December 5      Award: $500 – $4,000
Must submit an essay answering three given questions about the Constitution

18. Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program

Deadline: December 5      Award: $1,500
Must be majoring in a science-related field

19. Youth Free Expression Project Film Contest

Deadline: December 7      Award: $250 – $1,000
Must create a short film on a given topic related to censorship and free speech

20. Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest

Deadline: December 8      Award: $500 – $5,000
Must submit an essay on a topic related to ethics

21. Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Scholarships

Deadline: December 15      Award: $500 – $1,000
Must participate in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards by submitting an original piece of art or writing

22. Letters About Literature Competition

Deadline: December 15      Award: $200 – $1,000
Must submit a letter addressed to the author of a book, poem, or play

23. SMART Scholarship

Deadline: December 15      Award: $25,000 – $38,000
Must be pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math

24. AXA Achievement Scholarship

Deadline: December 15      Award: $10,000 – $25,000
Must demonstrate ambition and self-drive, as evidenced by outstanding achievement outside the classroom

25. Gulen Institute Youth Platform Essay Contest

Deadline: December 15      Award: $50 – $3,000
Must submit a research-based essay on a given topic about a global issue

26. MedicareSupplementalInsurance.com Therapy Professionals Scholarship

Deadline: December 15      Award: $1,000
Must have an interest in a physical, massage, recreational, or occupational therapy, chiropractic, or psychology/psychiatry profession

27. StreamlineRefinance.net Finance & Economics Scholarship

Deadline: December 15      Award: $1,000
Must be pursuing studies in finance, economics, or investment

28. QuikshipToner.com Student Scholarship

Deadline: December 15      Award: $1,500
Must submit an essay on a given topic related to the printing industry

29. The Christophers Video Contest for College Students

Deadline: December 16      Award: $100 – $2,000
Must create a film that communicates the message that one person can make a difference

30. NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards

Deadline: December 18      Award: $1,000 – $10,000
Must be running a small business

31. Imagine America College Scholarships for High School Students

Deadline: December 31      Award: $1,000
Must attend a participating US career college

32. Anne Ford Scholarship

Deadline: December 31      Award: $2,500
Must have a documented learning disability

33. George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

Deadline: December 31      Award: $500 – $2,000
Must submit an essay on a given topic related to the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or the US Constitution

34. Apprentice Ecologist Initiative Youth Scholarship Program

Deadline: December 31      Award: $100 $500
Must conduct a local environmental stewardship project

35. Alice Madden Barton Scholarship

Deadline: December 31      Award: varies
Must be pursuing a career in cosmetology or barbering

36. Go Red Multicultural Scholarship Fund

Deadline: December 31      Award: $2,500
Must be female minorities pursuing a career in healthcare

37. Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders

Deadline: December 31      Award: $1500 – $1,000
Must have at least one parent of Hispanic ancestry

38. Car Accident Injury Survivor Scholarship

Deadline: December 31      Award: $500
Must have sustained injuries from a car or truck accident

39. LowVARates.com Military College Scholarship

Deadline: December 31      Award: $2,500
Must be military students or children of military members serving in a branch of the US Armed Forces

40. Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarships

Deadline: December 31      Award: $1,000 – $5,000
Must create a film that raises awareness about current issues affecting women and girls and/or proposes solutions to current challenges faced by women

41. School Band Orchestra Magazine Essay Contest

Deadline: December 31      Award: $1,000
Must submit a short essay about a given topic related to music class

42. Palantir Scholarship for Women in Engineering

Deadline: December 31      Award: $1,500 – $10,000
Must be women with a strong focus in science, technology, engineering, or math

43. Best Price Nutrition & Health Scholarship

Deadline: December 31      Award: $1,000
Must fill out a survey about health and fitness goals

44. “Impact a Life” College Scholarship

Deadline: December 31      Award: $400 – $1,000
Must submit an essay on a given topic related to raffles, fundraising, and marketing

45. Rubincam Youth Award

Deadline: December 31      Award: $500
Must submit a single-line genealogy in biological format for five generations

46. Ellis Injury Law Diversity Scholarship Award

Deadline: December 31      Award: $1,000
Must be members of a minority group or have made a demonstrative effort to diversity issues

47. Injury Lawyer News Disability Scholarship Award

Deadline: December 31      Award: $1,000
Must have a documented physical or learning disability

48. Hardy Wolf & Downing Scholarship Award

Deadline: December 31      Award: $100 – $2,500
Must be active, retired, or immediate relatives of such members of any branch of the US military or any branch of law enforcement

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Scholarships for Undocumented Students from CollegeGreenlight

SloganUndocumented students are students in the United States who were born abroad and are not US citizens or legal residents. These students are guaranteed an education in US public schools through grade 12, but they often face legal and financial challenges in their pursuit of higher education. Contrary to what some of these students may think, there is no federal or state law that prohibits undocumented students from attending US colleges.

Our friends at College Greenlight have tools and services that are specially tailored to undocumented students and other underrepresented students, such as minorities and first-generation students. If you’re an undocumented student or know one, check out and share College Greenlight’s awesome list of 26 Scholarships for Undocumented Americans!

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