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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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  • Every semester college students all across the country are pursuing scholarship money to help pay for their college education. Some are very successful in getting scholarships, and others aren't. So here are the most common mistakes that are made when pursuing college scholarships, and how you can avoid them.

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  • The rapid advancement in modern technology has led to stiffer competition in our lives, especially in the area of job opportunities. Many companies today are no longer satisfied with a college-degreed applicant. They also look for people who are computer literate and even holders of multiple degrees or specialized certifications. This is why college and post-graduate admissions is more competitive than ever. Getting into the school or program of your choice is itself highly challenging. Besides the routine standardized tests and GPA, you have a tool you can use to make yourself stand out from the rest of the pack. This is where an applicant's college admission essay or graduate school admission essay, including MBA essay, becomes important.

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