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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.

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The Princeton Review’s Best-Value Public Colleges For 2011

University of Michigan UnionDuring your college search, you’ll probably come to the point where you have to decide whether you want to go in-state to the public college and save money on college, or go out-of-state and as far away from home as possible.  Either way, you’ll have the option to attend a public university in your state or someone else’s, and according to the Princeton Review and USA Today, there are some great public schools out there with great values.  Here’s the breakdown from Princeton Review and USA Today:

To determine their rankings, the Princeton Review and USA Today considered data from surveys conducted at 650 competitive colleges and universities. Of these, 50 private and 50 public colleges were selected for excellence in academic strength, cost of attendance and financial aid. All financial information was provided in fall 2010, and other surveys took place between the fall of 2009 and 2010.

Here are the top ten best-value public colleges for 2011:
University of Virginia
New College of Florida
University of Florida
State University of New York at Binghamton

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