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An updated compilation of articles with a focus on scholarships & fellowships, and issues pertaining to scholarships & fellowships for university students, graduate students & and other individuals seeking opportunities to help achieve their education goals. Subjects covered include advice and tips for writing successful proposals, scholarship myths, pifalls to avoid and much more.

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  • Although there are many scholarships available every year to college students of all ages, there are still many myths about scholarships that discourage students from even applying in the first place. Unfortunately, this restricts the amount of college education funding that those students can often receive. So here are some of the myths about college scholarships that you need to know about in order to have the facts.

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  • The Daily Free Press, the student newspaper at Boston University, recently ran an article covering the activities of a Republican student group that was seeking to draw attention to what they call the “worst form of bigotry confronting America today,” Boston University’s College Republicans are circulating an application for a “Caucasian Achievement and Recognition Scholarship” that requires applicants be at least 25 percent Caucasian. “Joe Mroszczyk president of the student group, Boston University College Republicans, told the college’s BU Today Web site “We think giving out a scholarship based on any race is crazy” I would ask Joe is it “crazy” only when the targeted ethnic groups are people of color? In fact many “white” ethnic scholarships quietly exist today and have existed historically without exciting Joe's loud outrage.

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  • Are you thinking of returning to higher education but not sure how you can afford it? Here I look at the availability of scholarships for graduate students looking to study for a Masters or Doctorate.

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