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Arkansas State Lottery Scholarship Program

Arkansas House Speaker Robbie Wills is trying to pass legislation to use state lottery revenues to create a new scholarship program.�� The House Speaker is recommending that the scholarship be for students who earn a minimum GPA of 2.5, and score a 19 or higher on the ACT.

In a nine-page memo sent to… | Read More

UC Irvine Nationally Recognized for Online Courses

California public school powerhouse UC Irvine was nationally honored last week, for its strength and ingenuity...in its online courses?! That's right, the school is being lauded for its free online course program, as well as its progressive stance as the first UC system school to incorporate OpenCourseWare into its repertoire.
About 250 universities worldwide… | Read More

Scholarship Deadline Approaches

For students who are interested in applying for scholarships, the deadlines for some are quickly approaching. February and March are traditionally deadlines are for scholarship applications, so if you have not already applied for scholarships and financial aid, now is the time to get moving - and fast.
For those who are concerned with the… | Read More

Texas A&M Offers Scholarships for First Generation Students

A $100,000 scholarship fund has been set up for students who want to attend Texas A&M College.�� This scholarship is the Regents scholarship and is specifically for Dallas County high school seniors.
The Dallas A&M Club Regents' Scholarship was set up under the Texas A&M Regents' Scholars Program, which assists students whose parents do not… | Read More

Champlain College Among Top Three Online Colleges Nationwide

Congratulations, Champlain College!
In a new survey of online colleges and universities, the Online Education Database (OEDb) named Champlain's Division of Continuing Studies Professional Studies program as ranking third in the nation, moving up five places from last year's survey.
"Our annual Online College rankings are a valuable asset to students considering online education," explained… | Read More

South Dakota Changes Scholarship Law

Students in South Dakota may be able to retain their scholarships even if they go out of state.�� The House Education Committee voted to let Opportunity Scholarship recipients keep their scholarships even if they change to an out of state college.�� As long as these students start their college degree program in state, they can… | Read More

State Trooper Diploma Mill Scandal Shakes Up Washington

Diploma mills are bad news. It doesn't do it justice to say they deprive your future employers of a truly qualified individual -- what's worse, they cheat the recipient out of their money and a quality education. Of course, there are consequences, as ten Thurston County state troopers found out when it came to light… | Read More

Maine State Credit Union Offers Scholarships

Though scholarship applications are typically due in February or March, students in the state of Maine have some more time. There is an annual scholarship program that is available to Maine State Credit Union members, worth $1000.
Maine State Credit Union - a state-chartered credit union serving Kennebec and Somerset Counties and employees of the… | Read More

Mount St. Mary's College Outreach Program Makes Difference

Applying to college can be a daunting process, one that would be much more helpful if there was someone there to guide you through it. Mount St. Mary is providing just such a service to students in the Los Angeles area with its student ambassadors program, providing college outreach to high school students who might… | Read More

WikiAnswers Scholarships

Do you need answers about scholarship questions?�� Do you consult Answers.com or WikiAnswers.com to find out scholarship information?�� Then look no further.
Answers Corporation (NASDAQ: ANSW), creators of the leading answer engine offering Answers.com�� and WikiAnswers.com��, announced today that it has established a $20,000 WikiAnswers Scholarship Fund for deserving students planning to enroll in undergraduate… | Read More

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