5 Black Wednesday Scholarships

Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends. It’s a time to be thankful for what you have and to enjoy lots of delicious Americana foods at an unusually early dinner hour.

But besides those frivolous things, Thanksgiving is about the deals. Deals deals deal. How early are you going to wake up on Friday to get that flight of lava lamps on sale for $39.99 at Best Buy? I’m just not going to bed.

For those of you looking for a different kind of worthwhile deal–the kind that pays part of your college tuition–here are 5 scholarships worth the title of “Black Wednesday” deals:

1. Dr Pepper Million Dollar  Tuition Giveaway
Deadline –
December 31
Award –
$2,500 – $100,000
Quick fact –
50 awards will be granted to students!

2. John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Deadline –
January 7 
Award –
Quick fact –
Available to all high school students.

3. Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship
Deadline –
January 14 
Award –
Quick fact –
Open to students between the ages of 14 and 35.

4. Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship
Deadline –
January 17
Award –
$1,000 – $10,000
Quick fact –  
This scholarship is for college undergraduates who demonstrate leadership on behalf of the cause of freedom, American values, and constitutional principles.

5. C-SPAN’s StudentCam Documentary Scholarship
Deadline –
January 20
Award – $2,500 – $5,000
Quick fact- 75 scholarships will be awarded to college-bound high school students. 75…!

What deals are you looking forward to this Thanksgiving?


Original Post Date: November 23rd, 2011

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