Canada and US Work Together for Canada’s Youth

flag_american_canadian-grant funding expertYouth in Canada will now have more opportunity thanks to a new private sector alliance between a group of independent Canadian business owners and Pomeroy Equitable Solutions LLC (PES), a US-based company that created the youth funding movement Swipe4TheKids.

Swipe4TheKids is a sustainable funding source for youth enrichment programs. Made possible by partnerships between businesses, their customers, and merchant services partner Eclypse Solutions, Swipe4TheKids allows vital programs to flourish and provides long-term benefits.

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Can Home Schooled Students Get College Scholarships? – Part 2

homeschooling-your-kids Grant funding expertIn part 1 of this article, we looked at the special considerations homeschoolers need to take to find funding for college. We saw that some research and preparation are necessary, but that the funding is there.

Now, here is a sample of 10 high quality grants and scholarships that homeschoolers are eligible to apply for. There are many more, but this gives you a good idea of what is available.

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Can Home Schooled Students Get College Scholarships?

Can Home Schooled Students Get College Scholarships-Grant Fundiing ExpertSome parents make the decision that they want to homeschool their kids. If you decide to do so, you’ll want to check into how this will affect your child’s college scholarship opportunities. We’re going to look at some questions you need to ask and some research you should do. Then in the next article we’ll take a look at 10 sample scholarships that homeschoolers are eligible for.

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Celebrate Lemonade Day!

lemonade-dayGet ready to celebrate Lemonade Day! What’s that, you ask? Lemonade Day is a national movement that teaches youth how to start, own, and operate their own business through the real-world experience of a lemonade stand. Inspiring kids to set a goal, create a plan, work that plan and achieve success, they are also taught to spend some, save some, and share some of their profits.

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Firsthand Tips from Students for Avoiding Scholarship Scams

Scholarship Scams - Grant Funding ExpertThis article is about avoiding scholarship scams, but what makes it special is that it was researched and compiled by high school students, who are themselves in the target demographic for scholarship scamsters. It originally appeared in The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools.

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Scholarship Surprise: 8 DC Students Awarded

George Washington University Scholarship - Grant Funding ExpertWASHINGTON – Eight D.C. high school students are getting a big boost for their future on Tuesday—and they wouldn’t have seen it coming. The lucky and very worthy seniors are being awarded full scholarships to George Washington University (GWU), and it’s all a surprise to them!

GWU has offered the GW-Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarships for the last 25 years. They reward talented seniors with the four-year scholarships, which are worth more than $200,000. Eight kids win them each year.

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Michigan Students to Attend College for ‘Free’ Education fund

StudentLoanPhotoThe latest, greatest idea for making a college education affordable sounds simple enough — students can attend school for free.

But there’s a catch.

In return for free tuition, students have to agree to pay a fixed percentage of their future income for a specified number of years to a special fund that would pay other students’ college bills.

A version of the pay-it-forward tuition plan was introduced recently in the Michigan Legislature and is awaiting action. More than 20 states are looking at some version of the plan, although most are simply looking at studying it, while the Michigan bill would set up a pilot program.

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Would You Do Volunteer Work to Pay Off Your Student Loans?

Would You Do Volunteer Work to Pay Off Your Student Loans-Chris-Johnson-Government-Grant-Funding-ExpertAmid the great music, movies, and parties that will light up Austin, Texas during the upcoming South by Southwest festival, a small nonprofit called SponsorChange.org will receive a community service award for finding a way to help college graduates battle student loan debt by volunteering.

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NSFAS Is Your Key to Higher Learning with Education Funds

stk162061rkeYou already know that a good education is important for your goals of having a rewarding career and a comfortable life. It’s also one of the best ways to continue bridging income gaps in South Africa. You will want to check into the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to help fund your life goals.

NSFAS is a loan and bursary scheme funded by the Department of Higher Education and Training for those who do not have the financial means to fund their studies and / or cannot access bank funding, study loans or bursaries.

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Deadline Is Approaching for $12,000 Education Grants

prestigious scholarship deadlineThe Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) is a $12,000 grant award for women applicants of developing countries to pursue higher education in the USA and Canada. The MMMF also typically invites the recipients to Washington DC to participate in a three day Awards Program organized in their honor.

Applicants must be enrolled (in residence) at an accredited US or Canadian educational institution for the academic year 2013-14 and intend to be enrolled for the 2014-15 academic year.

An MMMF grant covers a portion of the total costs for an academic year. Grant application deadline is January 15, 2014.

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