Here’s the latest scholarship opportunities from the FA Office:

Swackhamer Video Contest

Provided By: Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Deadline: April 01, 2010

Type of Award: Contest

Amount: $1000

Website: http://www.wagingpeace.org/menu/programs/awards-&-contests/video-contest/2010/index.htm


The Swackhamer Video Contest is open to students of all ages. To be eligible for this award, you must submit a video of no more than three minutes on the topic “Avoiding Catastrophe: Changing Our Modes of Thinking”. Your video must answer the two questions that are listed on the sponsor’s site.


FastWeb Financial Aid Awareness Month Sweepstakes

Provided By: FastWeb

Deadline: February 22, 2010

Type of Award: Scholarship

Amount: $5000

Website: http://www.fastweb.com/content/fin_aid_promo


The FastWeb Financial Aid Awareness Month Sweepstakes is open to registered FastWeb members who are legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and who are at least thirteen (13) years of age. Residents of Maine who are under eighteen (18) years of age are not eligible to participate in this promotion. Sweepstakes begins on or about Monday 1/25/2010 at 8:00 AM (EDT) and ends on or about Sunday 2/21/2010 at 11:59:59 PM (EDT). Limit one entry per day during the Promotion Period. Void in Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories and possessions and where prohibited by law. This Sweepstakes is governed by U.S. law and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Entrant must have Internet access in order to enter the sweepstakes. Each entrant must be the rightful owner (or have authorized use) of the e-mail address identified in the entrant s entry.

Additional Information:

Limit one initial entry per person during the promotion period, and one additional entry per person per day during the promotion period. Users who do not complete an initial entry will not be eligible for additional entries. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Limit one entry per day during the promotion period.


Sylvia K. Burack Scholarship

Provided By: Writer Magazine

Deadline: March 01, 2010

Type of Award: Scholarship

Amount: $500

Website: http://www.writermag.com/~/link.aspx?_id=90A4FC95DFB44398A09BD9C120E02698&_z=z


The Sylvia K. Burack Scholarship is available to full- time college students enrolled in a university or college in the U.S. or Canada. To be considered, you must submit a 600- 800 word unpublished essay on the following topic: “Select a work of fiction or poetry that has influenced the way you view the world and the way you view yourself. Discuss the work and explain how it affected you.” You must be at least 18 years old to qualify.


These announcements can also be found on the Bulletin Board outside the Financial Aid Offices on the second floor.  Good luck! J

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