2010 Essay Scholarships

What is your vision for yourself after college? Church Hill Classics and diplomaframe.com want to help you frame your future and attain your dreams. So, show us what your future looks like!

WHATARETHEPRIZES? $6,000 in Scholarships! We will be awarding $1,000 scholarships to five “success-driven” students! One of these five students (Grand Prize Winner) will also receive a matching $1,000 donation for their 2010-2011 attended college or university! This donation goes to the school’s general scholarship endowment fund, on behalf of the Grand Prize Winner. All 24 Finalists (5 Scholarship Winners and remaining 19 Finalists) will also receive a commemorative “Frame My Future” frame featuring their entry.

HOWARETHEWINNERSCHOSEN? Entries can be submitted online from September 30, 2009 until March 15, 2010 (10 a.m. EST). Church Hill Classics will select 24 entries to be named Finalists, and post them online on April 5, 2010. The public then votes for their favorite entry during a one month voting period: April 5 – May 5. The five entries with the most votes will each earn a $1,000 scholarship. The top vote-getter also earns the $1,000 donation for their school!

  • Provided By: Church Hill Classics
  • Deadline: March 15, 2010
  • Type of Award: Contest
  • Amount: $1000
  • Awards Available: 6
  • Website:http://www.framemyfuture.com
  • Description: If you will be attending college for the 2010-2011 academic year, and are a success-driven student, here is a scholarship contest that asks you to be creative. The Frame My Future Scholarship Contest is a unique and exciting opportunity offering students the chance to win a $1,000 scholarship! To enter, you must submit an original creation within one image, (in a digital JPEG image format) that expresses what you hope to achieve in your personal and professional life after college. Some examples: photograph, short typed explanation, collage, drawing, graphic design piece, painting, or anything you can create within one image. YOURENTRYSHOULDCOMMUNICATE: THIS IS HOW I "FRAME MY FUTURE and the entry must be your own work. All entries must be submitted through the online form, which includes a section to upload your original entry creation. You will find the complete scholarship information, official rules, online entry form, and already submitted entries by visiting: http://www.framemyfuture.com
  • Applicable Majors: All Fields of Study
  • Additional Information: Please visit the sponsor’s Web site for additional information.
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1. Scholarships, Grants and Prizes – 2010: Millions of Awards Worth Billions of Dollars (Peterson’s Scholarships, Grants & Prizes)by Peterson’s

This book has been called “the Mecca of scholarship books,” and is packed full of up-to-date information on a variety of different scholarships along with their contact information and eligibility requirements.

2. Taming the Tuition Tiger: Getting the Money to Graduate–with 529 Plans, Scholarships, Financial Aid, and More by Kathy Kristof

Liz Pulliam Weston, (a personal finance columnist for MSN Money), described this book as “the best, smartest, and most comprehensive guide to financing education.” Kristof provides background information on 529 plans, Individual Development Accounts, student loans, private or pubic scholarships, tips for students who are from low-income families, and much more.

3. The A’s and B’s of Academic Scholarships: 100,000 Scholarships for Top Students (A’s and B’s of Academic Scholarships) by Anna Leider

This book contains a comprehensive list of approximately 100,000 different scholarships along with information on their criteria, amount, renewability options, and deadlines. The majority of the awards listed range from $300 to $40,000; however, they must be used at a sponsoring school.

4. Scholarship Handbook 2010 (College Board Scholarship Handbook) by The College Board

The College Board is a non-profit organization internationally known for providing college students with information on admissions, enrollment, and financial aid. Their book lists the due dates for numerous scholarships and serves as an excellent resource for future college students.

5. How to Go to College Almost for Free by Ben Kaplan

Author Ben Kaplan provides great advice on where/how to find financial aid for college, how to fill out scholarship applications, and which common mistakes to avoid when applying for financial aid. He is also the author of The Scholarship Scouting Report: An Insider’s Guide to America’s Best Scholarships, Honey, I Shrunk the Tuition!, Adult and Non-Traditional Scholarships That Totally Rock!, and many more.

6. Money-Winning Scholarship Essays and Interviews: Insider Strategies from Judges and Winners by Gen S. Tanabeand Kelly Y. Tanabe

This book discusses how to write a scholarship essay, how to answer interview questions, and most importantly, how to win scholarships. The book also has a directory of scholarships along with their amount and eligibility requirement. The authors have written numerous other books on scholarships, some of which are Get Free Cash for College: Secrets to Winning ScholarshipsHow to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay: 30 Essays That Won Over $3 Million in Scholarships, or The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2010: Billions of Dollars in Scholarships, Grants and Prizes.

7. Scholarships 101: The Real-World Guide to Getting Cash for College by Kimberly Ann Stezala

The author of this book founded the only online scholarship database in Wisconsin, and writes a scholarship column for Wisconsin’s largest African-American newspaper. She provides great motivational tips for students and parents on how to save up for a college education, as well as how to stand out from other scholarship applicants.

8. Full Ride To College: How To Win Scholarships And Get Admitted To The College Of Your Dreams by Andrew F. Knight

This author was the winner of over $1 million in merit-based scholarship and fellowships, and studied at MIT, Georgetown, and Princeton. He discusses numerous strategies on how students can raise their GPAs before applying for college, or how to balance work and school.

9. The Scholarship & Financial Aid Solution: How to Go to College for Next to Nothing with Short Cuts, Tricks, and Tips from Start to Finish by Debra Lipphardt

This book is full of tips on how to determine your scholarship eligibility and avoid scholarship scams. There are also sections dedicated to resumes, state grants, FAFSA, minority students and interviews.

10. The Everything Paying For College Book: Grants, Loans, Scholarships, And Financial Aid — All You Need To Fund Higher Education (Everything: School and Careers) by Nathan Brown and Sheryle A. Proper

This book is a great resource for high school students, parents, or event adults who are thinking about going back to school. The authors write about saving money for college and long-term investing, and also explain the difference between loans and grants, qualification guidelines, and how to fill out scholarship applications.

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