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The kalamazoo Promise

The Kalamazoo Promise If you are a Kalamazoo resident who has been a Kalamazoo Public School student for at least the last four years and you are graduating high school, you may have the chance to receive a scholarship that will pay for your college at any Michigan public college or university.

The Kalamazoo Promise is a program, funded by anonymous donors, that will cover tuition and other costs for graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools who plan to attend Michigan public colleges or universities. The scholarships are good for four years providing sufficient progress is made. You can get more information about the Kalamazoo Promise by visitng the Kalamazoo Public Schools website.

Jan. 9, 2006 - Billie Jean King and Novo Nordisk Offer Scholarships to Young Tennis Players with Diabetes

Billie Jean King WTT Charities and Novo Nordisk are offering two scholarships of $5,000 each. Candidates must be between ages 14-21, play tennis competitively, and have diabetes. For more information log on to

The recipients will travel to a World Team Tennis match to receive their awards from Billie Jean King. The awards can be used for education, tennis development, and/or medical care. Applications must be received by May 1, 2006, and the winners will be announced by June 15, 2006.

Jan. 9, 2006 - It's time to apply for Cal Grants

California high school seniors should be getting ready to apply for a Cal Grant now. The deadline for applying is March 2 and by that time you need to have submitted your FAFSA and a Cal Grant GPA Verification Form. Don't forget, grants are free money...they don't have to be paid back and in the case of Cal Grants, the award can be as much as $8,300. If you are going to be attending a community college, the submission deadline is September 2.

For more information, visit the California Student Aid Commission website.

Jan. 9, 2006 - AAA Travel Challenge Offers More Than $100,000 in Scholarships and Prizes

AAA has opened it's fourth annual Travel Challenge to find America's most travel knowledgeable teens. There are three stages in the competition, beginning with a 40-question online contest that runs from January 9-17, 2006. The top five in all 50 states and DC will vie in the state finals on March 7-9, 2006. The winners will receive prizes and an expense-paid trip for two to the national competition at Universal Orlando from May 13-16, 2006. If you are a student in grades 9-12 (public, private or home-schooled), go online now to to enter and see the rules.

First prize is a $25,000 scholarship. Second prize is a $15,000 scholarship and third prize is a $10,000 scholarship. See the rules for other prizes.

Jan. 6, 2006 - Douglas targets out-of-control costs

Barre Montpelier Times Argus - Barre,VT,USA
Perhaps the governor's most ambitious proposal, however, was the creation of a 15-year, $175 million college scholarship program that will offer tuition assistance to more than 12,000 Vermonters to attend any of the state's two dozen colleges and universities.

Jan. 5, 2006 - $1,500 Scholarship From USA Funds

USA Funds® is awarding up to $3 million in new, renewable scholarships to students with demonstrated financial need through their USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships®. Additionally, USA Funds is awarding up to $500,000 in new, renewable scholarships to Arizona residents through USA Funds Arizona Silver Anniversary Scholarships™. USA Funds’ 25 years of service as the designated guarantor of Arizona's federal education loans is the reason behind this scholarship program. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2006. Get program requirements and more information at the USAFunds® website.

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