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May 2001

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
compiled by Kathryn Newman

With 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.

Princess 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.

Clauder 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.

Frederick 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.

Hallie 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. Call 202-726-2044.

Grossworth-Salny 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, TX 76006-6103.

Helena 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.

 

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