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8 College Scholarships for High School Juniors

scholarship-300x200It’s spring, and that means juniors are gearing up for their college searches.

Part of the college search, that is supremely helpful if you start early, is the scholarship quest.  We’ve made list of 8 great scholarships for juniors that they can apply to now!

1. The Discus Award
Every month, there’s a new $2,000 scholarship winner.  The Discus Awards recognize well-rounded, versatile students following their passions.

2. National Peace Essay Contest
Over 50 scholarships will be awarded between $1,000-$10,000.  What do you have to do to win? Write a killer essay.

3. The Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship
This is a merit-based program that helps students fulfill their dreams of a higher education.

4. Avar Press Literary Essay Scholarship
Avar Press is seeking to recognize, encourage, and reward scholarships to high school students who read a specific book and write an essay about it.

5. Abbot & Fenner Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship is for a student who writes a 500-1000 word response to specified question. Easy!

6. Castle Ink’s Green Scholarship
Applicants must generate awareness of recycling by writing something inspiring and posting it online, including a link to  Not too difficult and good for the environment!

7. B. David Scholarship
College-bound juniors have the opportunity to win one of three $1,000 scholarships.

8. Win Win Plus Scholarship
Scholarships between $500 and $25,000 will be awarded to college-bound students who make a difference in at-risk kids’ lives.  It’s a win-win situation.

Looking for more scholarships? Go here.

6 Money-Saving Websites for College Students

Categories: College Life

The-Social-Network-Tyler-and-Cameron-Winklevoss-twinsDoes being a college student inherently mean you’re broke?  Well, unless you’re a Winklevoss twin, then yes, probably.  But! With the beautiful invention of the Internet, being broke in college got way easier.  There are websites that help college students save money by finding great deals, teach students how to budget, save money on phone bills, and yes, find scholarships for college.

1. The number one website to find scholarships online is, yours truly,  With Cappex, you not only save money with the scholarships you win, but you save time looking for scholarships to pay for college.  Cappex matches scholarships to you like, but for scholarships.

This Campus Splash blog goes on to share its top sites to help college students save on college:

2. Group Buying
Group buying sites like or offer steep discounts on things you might not be spending money on everyday, like spa treatments or restaurant visits, but can be great for special occasions. Keep an eye out for special online deals that can work to your advantage, like a recent Groupon deal that sold $20 gift cards to Barnes and Noble for $10— perfect for buying books. Not all cities have deals yet, so check out locations nearby too.

3. Eating Out
There are only so many times when you can eat soggy grilled cheese at the dining hall before you start to crave real food, fried food. connects you to take-out restaurants in your area and lets you order and pay online. Best of all, it offers weekly coupons from your favorite restaurants.

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