by Kathryn Newman
the ever-climbing cost of college, most people who want to continue
their education will need some help paying tuition. Thousands
of scholarships are available, but few are well publicized. This
column lists some of the many available.
Teacher Scholarships: The
US government awards of up to $5,000 a year for four years
to students pursuing careers in teaching. Applicants must contact
their state agency to apply. For more information, contact Valerie
Hurry; US Department of Education; Office of Assistant Secretary
for Postsecondary Education; Division of Higher Education Incentive
Programs; 600 Independence Ave. SW; Washington, DC 20202. Call
$1,000 award open to college-bound seniors or high school graduates
who are current FFA members, to study for a two- or four-year
degree in agriculture. For information, write: National FFA Office;
Attn: Scholarship Office; 5632 Mt. Vernon Memorial Highway, Box
15160; Alexandria, VA 22309-0160. Call 703-360-3600 x321. Deadline:
Hall Star of Tomorrow Award: $1,000
award available to male bowlers who are high school seniors or
in college. Required are: a GPA of 2.5, bowling average of at
least 175, participation in events sanctioned by the Young American
Bowling Alliance and the American Bowling Congress. No professional
competitors allowed. For information, write: YABA, Attn: Scholarship
Administrator; 5301 South 76th St.; Greendale, WI 53129-1192.
Call 414- 423-3343. Deadline : January.
Flag Alliance Scholarship/Essay Contest: high
school students must write an essay of up to 1,000 words supporting
a constitutional amendment to protect the flag. Fifty $1,000 scholarships
will be awarded to one student in each state, with national prizes
also awarded. Write to American Legion; Attn: Americanism and
Children & Youth Division; P.O. Box 1055; Indianapolis, IN
46206-1055. Call 317-630-1249. Deadline : February.
and Henry Recine Scholarship: $2,500
award to be given New York high school or college students of
Italian descent, chosen based on academic merit, need and community
service. Write to National Italian American Foundation, Attn:
Education Director; 1860 19th St. N.W.; Washington,
DC 20009. Call 202-530-5315. Deadline: May.
Assistance for Disadvantaged Health Professions Students:
government programs designed for disadvantaged students studying
for careers in medicine, dentistry or osteopathic medicine. $16,000
is the maximum award. For information contact Bruce Baggett, Division
of Student Assistance 301-443-4776.
Education Update, Inc., P.O. Box 20005, New York, NY 10001. Tel:
(212) 481-5519. Fax: (212) 481-3919. Email: email@example.com.
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