by Kathryn Newman
the ever-climbing cost of college, most people who want to continue
their education will need help paying tuition. Thousands of scholarships
are available, but few are well publicized. Here are a few of
the many lesser-known scholarships.
Grace Awards: ranging from $3,000 to $15,000 for students
who have had at least one year of professional training, undergraduate
study or graduate work in dance. The dean or artistic director
of their organization must nominate candidates. Contact Executive
Director, 150 East 58th St, 21st Fl., NY, NY 10155. Call 212-317-1470.
Competition Prize: biennial awards of $2,500 and $500 to student
playwrights residing or attending college in New England. Applicants
must submit a play of between one and three hours using no more
than eight actors. Contact Clauder Competition, P.O. Box 383259,
Cambridge, MA 02238-3259. Call 617-322-3187.
A. Downes Scholarship: $2,500 stipend for legally blind college
students 22 years old or younger. Contact the American Foundation
for the Blind, Attn: Scholarship Committee, 11 Penn Plaza, Ste.
300, NY, NY 10001. Call 212-502-7661.
Q. Brown Scholarship Fund: up to $1,000 for African American
students who have completed at least one semester of postsecondary
education, with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Contact National Association
of Colored Womenís Clubs, 5808 16th St. N.W., Washington, DC.
Awards: $200 to $1,000 to enrolled college students who submit
a 550-word essay describing their goals. Contact American Mensa
Education and Research Foundation, 129 Corporate Dr. West, Arlington,
Rubenstein Scholarship in Perpetuity for a Woman: $1,000 for
four years to a female New York high school student. Students
are nominated by principals or guidance counselors; award is based
on achievement, character and need. Contact Governorís Committee
on Scholastic Achievement, Attn: Scholarship Coordinator, 104
E. 40th St., NY, NY 10016. Call 212-687-2922.
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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