All about Pell Grants

pell grantWhat do you want to know about Pell Grants? Chances are, you’ll find the answer here! It’s a good source of school funding that you don’t have to pay back, so it’s a good idea to know what will qualify—and disqualify—you.

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Charleston shooting: Donors give $3 million to church scholarship fund

charleston2Here’s one more way Charleston’s mayor says his community is fighting hate with love after nine people were gunned down in a church massacre: A $3 million scholarship fund.

The Reverend Pinckney Scholarship Fund, created by anonymous donors and announced Thursday, will help the victims’ families and others affiliated with Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, officials said.

“What a tremendous opportunity to show the world once more and again that goodness of heart overtakes evil, and that we continuously show the world how we respond to a tragedy,” said the Rev. Dr. Norvel Goff, presiding elder at the church.

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Stephen Colbert to Help Fund $800,000 in Grants for South Carolina Teachers

Comedian and talk show host Stephen Colbert on Thursday announced he is giving back to schools in his home state of South Carolina — funding some 1,000 grants made by public school teachers on education crowdfunding site DonorsChoose.org. Colbert announced at a teacher’s panel in Greenville Thursday morning that he, along with organizations Share Fair Nation and ScanSource, are donating $800,000 to fund every one of the classroom projects listed by the site.

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YouthBuild Grants to Help At-risk Youth

_youth_volunteersYouthBuild grants totaling $76M available to help at-risk youth
complete education, develop job and leadership skills. The program helps young people who left school early to complete high school or state equivalency degree programs, and learn critical job skills in demand in the construction, health care, information technology and other industries.

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Second US College Now Offering ‘League of Legends’ Scholarship

_leagueoflegendsLeague of Legends, the most popular game in the world by a mile with 67 million monthly players by last count, is indeed already a worldwide trend. What’s an even newer trend is that smaller, relatively unknown schools are offering scholarships for top players to attend their universities.

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Realizing the Value of an Apprenticeship Grant

_IMG_71671-1024x682After paying her way through school and buying the necessary tools for her trade with the support of the Government of Canada apprenticeship grants, Nina is proudly graduating without any debt and is well on her way to obtaining her Red Seal ticket…

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Scholarship for Colorado Students Who Admit to Drinking and Driving

OP25DUIStudents who admit to their habit of driving buzzed or drunk — and are willing to write about it — could receive a $1,000 college scholarship this spring.

Christian Schwaner, a private defense attorney in Colorado Springs, launched the First Step Scholarship this fall in an effort to decrease the number of high school students driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The unique scholarship has stirred a mixed response from the community, with some enthused about the new approach and others urging caution.

Schwaner, who is also the father of a high school senior, has represented dozens of young drivers who made the mistake of driving after drinking, he said. The scholarship will help students admit their mistakes by researching the dangers of driving under the influence.

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Grants for Education Scholarship to Students Worldwide

Golden key in keyholeGolden Key encourages its members to dream big, and never, ever stop. The Society not only offers education-based scholarships to make those dreams a reality, but awards for service and leadership achievements, as well. Golden Key grants give advisors the opportunity to develop their skills professionally, while the fellowships offer graduate students a once-in-a-lifetime chance to further their knowledge through foundation-backed research. Some scholarships target specific fields of study, allowing members to study alongside those with similar interests. Others focus on countries or regions, affording members the luxury of studying abroad or participating in a faraway internship program.

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Government Grants for Your Registered Education Saving Plan

money-growDo you have a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) for your child? Remember the age 15 deadline if you have not yet opened an RESP for your child. If your child was born in 1999, this is the year to open an RESP and deposit $2,000 before Dec. 31. You will be rewarded with a $500 matching federal government grant for 2014.

For a newly opened RESP with a 15-year-old beneficiary, you must deposit at least $2,000 in 2014 to qualify for grants in 2015 and 2016. By making optimum catch-up RESP deposits of $5,000 in each of the following two years, you can earn up to $2,000 of federal grants.

If you do nothing in 2014, then in 2015, when your child turns 16, you’d be too late for a government grant for a first-time RESP deposit.

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Don’t Be a Beauty School Dropout–Scholarship and Grants

Don’t Be a Beauty School Dropout-Check Out This Scholarship Honoring Vidal Sassoon’s LegacyThe Fall 2014 Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship opened on Monday, August 4, with some new and interactive features for aspiring hairstylists and their fans. For the first time in its four years, both the “Basic” and “Advanced” scholarship competitions will allow the public to cast votes on applicants’ entries. Public votes will represent 25% of each applicant’s total score, with the remaining 75% of applicants’ scores determined by a judging panel comprised of esteemed professionals.

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