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One Sweet Scholarship

Students in Rhode Island and parts of Massachusetts have a great scholarship opportunity available to them.�� Dunkin Donuts and its franchises in this area have announced that they will be offering thousand dollar scholarships to area students who qualify.
Dunkin' Donuts will award $100,000 in scholarships to high school seniors and college students from Rhode… | Read More

Anaheim University Becomes Nationally Accredited

Known for being among the first to offer online Masters degrees, as well as one of the first to establish online learning centers in Asia, Anaheim University has always been a force to be reckoned with -- and now, the school has proven its worth on a national level, gaining the all-important distinction of national… | Read More

Indiana University Offers 20 Scholarships

Indiana State University has announced that it will be offering 5 more of its Presidents Scholarships than last year.�� Prospective scholarship candidates were given a campus tour, and then interviewed to be selected for the scholarships.
The number of prospective scholars invited to campus for interviews is approximately three times higher than in previous years,… | Read More

Minnesota Governor Pushes For More Online Courses

In Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty's recent state-of-the-state address, he addressed an issue that might be on more officials' minds than we think -- the state of online education. Seeing an opportunity to at once save state money and provide a wealth of new opportunities to career-burdened individuals, the governor called for more available online college… | Read More

Bob Dole Scholarship for Kansas Students

Kansas high school seniors who plan to attend a 4 year university might possibly qualify for a scholarship that is being sponsored by Bob Dole.�� Know as the Robert J Dole Public Service Scholarship, it is offered through Kansas University's Dole Institute.
To qualify, students must have a 3.0 grade-point average in high school and… | Read More

Israeli Entrepreneur Plans to Open Nonprofit Campusless University

Every campus has a price and, online classes or not, every college has a campus... right? Shai Reshef, Israeli internet entrepreneur, wants to challenge everything we know about universities with plans to create a global-scale, tuition-free, nonprofit university called the University of the People. No tuition? No campus? No problem.
"The idea is to take… | Read More

Minnesota School District Considers Going Online

The online K12 idea seems to be picking up steam by the minute -- while certainly appealing to private schools wishing to broaden their horizons, it is now gathering interest from public school districts as well. Minnesota's Frazee-Vergas School Board, for example, is considering going online in the near future as part of a new… | Read More

Bluewolf Offers Two Scholarships

New York City High School students have an opportunity for a scholarship for those wanted to earn a degree in the field of technology.�� Bluewolf announced that it would offer two scholarships to students who plan to attend an accredited university and study in a technology related field.
"We have expanded our scholarship program this… | Read More

Financial Aid Applications are Due Soon

Students across the country are hurriedly finishing scholarship and financial aid applications for the upcoming school year. Many deadlines for scholarships and financial aid are from February through March.�� So if you haven't already done so, now is the time to get started.
Some schools have a priority deadline, with different rules for students depending… | Read More

Washington Potato Foundation Announced Scholarships

Students in the Pacific Northwest potato growing regions are eligible for the Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship.�� This scholarship is being offered by the Washington State Potato Foundation, and is intended for students who wish to pursue a degree in agriculture.
Intended for current students as and incoming freshmen, the scholarship program annually awards $1,000 to… | Read More

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