Scholarships

Athletic Scholarships in Division 3?

Question: Can Division 3 colleges give out athletic scholarships? No, Division 3 colleges cannot give out athletic scholarships. However, Division 3 schools CAN give out scholarships that are based on financial need or on other types of “merit.” Usually this means academic merit but it could also be for arts, community service, etc. Sometimes it ...

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Small Scholarships Can = Big Aid

One day at a time. A thousand mile journey begins with the first step. One more brick in the wall. Huh? What’s that all about? The lesson here is that going after a group of smaller, less prestigious scholarships can add up to a significant boost in your financial aid picture. All too often, high ...

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Are Extracurriculars Funded by Scholarship “Honors” or “Activities”?

Question: Since sixth grade, my high school senior has participated in extracurricular programs and activities during the school year and summers locally, around the U.S., and overseas. In some cases, the cost associated with certain programs would have prevented my student from being there. In those cases, assistance was requested. In the cases where assistance ...

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Scholarship Opportunities for U.S. Citizen in No. Ireland

Question: My daughter is an American citizen living in Northern Ireland since the age of 1. She will be entering her last year of schooling in September and will be looking to attend college in September 2012. She wants to do Engineering and is a top student in a top school. How can I find ...

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Celebrity Scholarships

You’ve heard me talk about Fastweb before. It’s one of the best places on the Web to start your scholarship search. For students looking to pay for college while also dreaming of the red carpet, Fastweb has compiled a list of celebrity-sponsored scholarships that are a few among 1.5 million diverse scholarships available on its ...

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Paying Room and Board Without Loans

Question: I received a full-tuition scholarship to a college, but still have to pay room and board. At $13,000, this is a lot for my family, and I was wondering if you had suggestions on how to finance this besides with loans. The school said I can still apply for financial aid, but all the ...

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Can D3 Student Accept Lacrosse Scholarship from Alum Group?

Question: Can a lacrosse player in high school receive a scholarship from the high school’s alumni association for use at a specific D-3 college, contingent upon his playing lacrosse? You’ve stumped “The Dean” with this one. I have never encountered this question before, and it’s certainly a good one. Ordinarily, I would think that a ...

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Pricey Prestigious College vs. Great Merit Money?

Question: I’m sure this question is asked again and again, but I think it’s very common. I scored super high on the SAT and have a strong GPA. I have been award substantial scholarship money to so-so colleges, and some scholarship money to some big-name universities. If a college isn’t in, say, the top 30 ...

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Financial Help for First-Generation Student From Kentucky

Question: I’m a currently a high school senior in Kentucky and I will be the first member of my immediate family to go to college. I looked at the Coca-Cola scholarship, but the form I found is only for Alabama and the links to one of the sites will not open. I’m unsure of what ...

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