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Working on My Scholarship Essay - Working on My Scholarship Essay That fateful night I stayed up too late working on a scholarship essay. Worked up into a frenzy with all this paperwork, I faded in and out of the work I was doing. I stopped for a few minutes to rest my eyes and upon opening them I gazed into a face crowned by a laurel-leaf and wore philosophers robes. "What doest thou?" he asked in a thick Italian voice. I could not believe it. Who was this man who entered my room unannounced and demanded from me what I do....   [tags: Scholarship Essays] 377 words
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Soccer Scholarship Essay 1 - Soccer Scholarship Essay 1 Let me introduce myself. My name is Heather Smith; I'm 18 years old and am a senior at Suttons Bay High School. I was born and raised here and have attended Suttons Bay Schools for 13 years. My hobbies include playing socer, spending time with ym friends, music, art, snowboarding, biking, working out and traveling. Six years ago I startedmy love of travel when I had the opportunity to travel on a 16-day European History trip to the countries of England, France, Italy, Switzerland and germany with family and friends....   [tags: Scholarship Essays] 546 words
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Soccer Scholarship Essay - Soccer Scholarship Essay 2 My full name is Elizabeth Mason Godwin but I go by Libby. I have grown up living with my parents Barry and Nancy Godwin in Traverse City. I went to Willow Hill Elementary School where my love for sports started. I started playing soccer in fifth grade when my friend Carrie invited me to one of her practices to see what it was like. They let me play with the team that day and I fell in love. I immediately signed up and joined the YMCA team. I continued to play for the YMCA until I was in the seventh grade and moved up to TBAYS....   [tags: Scholarship Essays] 723 words
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James Rhio O'Connor Scholarship - Life Worth Living - It takes a very special kind of determination to handle the everyday tribulations of living with cancer. Fortunately there are people like James O’Connor for inspiration. James “Rhio” O’Connor was diagnosed with Mesothelioma, a cancer of the upper body, and given one year to live. Despite the unquestionable emotional devastation, Rhio stayed clear minded and decided to take matters into his own hands. Instead of taking the typical approach to fighting cancer, Rhio found it best to do his own research....   [tags: Scholarship Essay] 1198 words
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Addressing the Foreclosure Crisis Scholarship - Addressing the Foreclosure Crisis Scholarship I think the best way to address the foreclosure crisis is at its root cause the banks and the mortgage lenders. I suggest that to keep people from being foreclosed on is to create some sort of alternative payment structure that allows the home owners a chance to catch up there payments in a civilized manner. One alternative would be to take the amount in arrears and put it at the end of the loans. This will allow people to start fresh with their current loan terms to be forgiven and renegotiated....   [tags: Economics] 1000 words
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Walmart and Scholarship America - Two successful companies, Walmart and Scholarship America, developed a similar website structure to gain online support for two independent objectives. Walmart, a for profit company, boasts low prices, quality goods, convenient hours, and global shopping for millions of customers searching to fulfill several of their unlimited wants and needs. Walmart’s website creates excitement in its consumers by featuring images of Walmart’s affordable high quality products. Scholarship America, a non-profit company, differentiates itself from Walmart by targeting college bound students who are in desperate need of financial aid to support their college tuition....   [tags: Marketing] 1414 words
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The Future of Scholarship - The Future of Scholarship Introduction: The development and rapid movement in the field of technology has changed the face of modern society from what it was twenty years ago. Information and communication technologies have changed dramatically even in the last ten years. Electronic mail, listservs, and the Internet, to name a few, are all parts of the new technology that is re-defining scholarly communication. In her article entitled “Scholarly Communication” Christine Borgman states that “[r]esearch was clustered around three variables: producers of the communication ....   [tags: Education Technology Electronics Essays]
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Scholarship Reconsidered - Introduction Most CSP and CSSI researchers are keenly aware of the resource constraints created by the 7 billion plus people living on planet earth right now who need much more strategic collaboration to address the complex challenges facing all of humanity: poverty, environmental devastation, water scarcity, gender bias, digital divide, income inequity, war, and the list goes on and on. Such massive issues, have been termed “wicked problems” and “social messes” (Rittel & Webber,1973; Ackoff, 1974) or “super wicked problems” because as more time passes the more difficult it is to address these issues (Levin, Cashore, Bernstein & Auld, 2012); Such efforts require different approaches than tho...   [tags: pedagogy, teaching methods]
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Scholarship Essay - Scholarship Essay The foreclosure crisis is the second major financial dilemma of the twenty-first century. To solve this, the roots of the problem need to be dug up and exposed followed by replanting with an appropriately improved regulatory system to help build stronger roots for the future. It seems that the free market system can't be free anymore given its intertwining roots extend way beyond domestic to international financial systems. There are two fundamental causes to the latest credit crisis: 1) poor quality securitized mortgages and 2) insufficient underwriting for credit poor borrowers....   [tags: Economics] 1106 words
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Foreclosure Scholarship - Foreclosure Scholarship Essay The two houses shown both have the ability to produce a promising investment and profit. Although, in order to achieve the most profit, I would choose the house that needs the most work done, Property A, located in Chapel Hill, NC. Just looking at the description, two major things drew me in, “needs some TLC,” and “Top 10 ‘Best Places to Live.’” Both of these things allow for desirable results and a large profit if the property can be flipped and sold efficiently....   [tags: Chapel Hill, profit, house, pricing, property]
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Scholarships Should be Increased due to the Foreclosure Crisis - Due to the economic crisis facing America the standards for getting a scholarship to a University should be lowered, as should the standards to keep them. Many aspiring students rely on scholarships to afford their college education but due to the outrageous standards that must be upheld to receive and keep one them, students are having a hard time. In a recent poll done at the University of Michigan-Dearborn 21 out of the 54 students have had a scholarship during their college career but only 12 out of the 54 currently hold scholarships....   [tags: Scholarships, ]
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New Trends and the Evaluation of Scholarship - New Trends and the Evaluation of Scholarship Introduction The advancement of information and communication technologies over the past decade, particularly the growth of the Internet, the World Wide Web (Web), and email, have had an impact on how scholarship is conducted and are re-defining many aspects of scholarly communication. Interdisciplinarity, collaboration, and disintermediation are three aspects of scholarly communication that are on the increase as a result of the advancement of information and communication technology....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Athletic Scholarship. The good & bad - Athletic Scholarship. The good & bad Athletes are dominated, managed, and controlled. They do not receive a wage compensation for their contribution to economic returns. Athletes are sometimes mistreated physically and mentally; and denied rights and freedoms of other citizens. The debate over whether or not to pay collegiate athletes, specifically Division 1, has increased greatly. Many people believe college athletic associations; such as the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Associations) treat college athletes unfairly....   [tags: essays research papers] 1673 words
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Pursuing Graduate Study with the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship Program - My primary goal in pursuing graduate study is to build upon the foundation that was laid during my undergraduate studies in order to prepare for a career in policy analysis. I have decided to pursue an advanced degree in Economics due to my past coursework, internships, and research experiences. In particular, I want to conduct research in health economics and policy because I feel that it combines many of my interests, such as policy impact, health care, and the global experience. If provided the opportunity to participate in the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship Program, I would gain perspective and skills that would prove invaluable when working to improve the well being of the global comm...   [tags: Personal Ambition] 688 words
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Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses - In her essay, “Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses,” Chandra Talpade Mohanty explores the simplified construction of the “third-world woman” in hegemonic feminist discourses. In contrast, in her essay “US Third-World Feminism: The Theory and Method of Oppositional Consciousness in the Postmodern World,” Chela Sandoval specifically analyzes “US third-world feminism” and how it is the model for not only oppositional political activity, but also consciousness in the United States and how this has not been recognized by hegemonic “western” feminist discourses ()....   [tags: Gender Issues] 1658 words
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American Legion Scholarship Association - American Legion Scholarship Association I have been a student here at Ohio University for the past three and a half years. Since the beginning of my education I have learned a lot from my experiences here at Ohio University. I have grown and matured a great deal and my career goals and aspirations have changed enormously throughout my time here. I began my time here as a psychology major and quickly decided that I did not want to be in school more then four years and since you usually must get your masters and doctorate to become a psychologist I changed my mind and decided that this field was not for me....   [tags: College Education Essays] 951 words
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Real Estate in Washington DC Area - Having been in the housing industry selling new homes I can certainly attest to the housing and mortgage industries massive correction throughout the last five plus years. Selling out of the Washington DC market, my experience and seeing firsthand the change in sales versus cancelations in particular, trending as early as the spring of 2006. Fortunately for the nation’s capital, the housing market has seen modest increases starting in early 2009. The correction data I have seen has been pretty consistent around low to mid twenties for declining or correcting percentiles over the course of the last five years specifically to the DC metro region....   [tags: Scholarship Essay] 1034 words
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White-Only Scholarship Controversy - Diversity, a word often heard growing up. In high school diversity was an issue that was pushed repeatedly. I attended a school that had a student body of over 2000 students, in which diversity was not really an issue. As time passed I found that diversity affected my life more and more. As college neared filling out applications became more of a ritual, and I found that by being born into a white middle class family would hinder my financial status rather than help it. Recently an article appeared in the Iowa State Daily, which addressed the issue of a white-only scholarship....   [tags: Diversity Equality Racism Essays] 1701 words
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How Scholarships Can Pay for Your College - Merit scholarships are contests that require you to win something based on your sport, or academic accomplish. A need based scholarship helps you with your tuition if financial aid does not cover everything. Merit, and need based scholarships can help you pay for college. A need based scholarship can be a loan or federal money given to you every semester. A merit scholarship can be award to you if there are good grades, or an athlete’s talent involved. In everyday life you have to earn rewards. For example scholarships are built on hard work....   [tags: Merit scholarships, scholarships, college, ] 516 words
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Scholarship Social Service - Scholarship Social Service As I have matured as a student and a scholar it has become more clear to me that in today's society with all it's talk of multi-culturalism and melting pot rhetoric it is blatantly clear that much of the discourse regarding the social world is rooted in Euro-centric research and ideology. As such, I content that it is the role of the African American sociologist to shift the center of analysis from a European focus to one that is inclusive of all people represented in this society....   [tags: Papers] 817 words
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Scholarship Application Letter: Speech Pathology - Scholarship Application Letter: Speech Pathology The science field of communication disorders has been of interest to me since my early childhood years. As a toddler, my younger brother Paul suffered forma severe ear infection, which caused him to lose fifty percent of his hearing. Due to this, Paul developed a speech impediment. At the age of seven I was introduced to the communication disorders field when I accompanied my brother for his first speech lesson. I remember observing through a one way mirror as the speech pathologist worked with my brother on pronunciations, syllables and playing phonics games....   [tags: Papers] 397 words
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Tips On Finding University Scholarships and Other Funding - When considering your career, it is also important to think about the education. Many businesses will not hire without a college education. Canada offers many wonderful universities to choose from for furthering your education. If you are worried over how to pay for a college education, there are many options to choose from such as scholarships or a work program. The work study programs offered through a university will give you employment on the campus and the part of the money you earn will be used for financing classes....   [tags: Scholarships, Canada ,] 519 words
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Foreclosure Scholarship Program Essay- Ideas to Ease the Foreclosure Crisis - The last decade has been truly pivotal in shaping the lives of Generation Y—“The Millennial Generation” best known as “The Microwave Generation”. The year of 2000 seemed to be optimistic, giving birth to an illustrious technological era, but this quickly took a sharp left turn with the turmoil of September 11th and the introduction of the war. Most recently, the financial impact of the war has certainly hit home (pun intended) leading to the loss of thousands of jobs and, even more devastating, thousands of homes....   [tags: real estate] 1030 words
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Should College Athlete Be Paid to Play Football? - Should college athletes be paid to play football Should college athletes on scholarships deserve to be paid a salary as well as their scholarships just because the colleges and universities make a lot of money off of their players. No, they should not receive both. In fact, they should not receive any payment except in the form of their scholarships. When an athlete gets accepted into college to play football it is a privilege and receiving that scholarship is an honor and payment enough. Athletes know that when they graduate they will leave with no debt and that is a huge gift not to be in debt thousands of dollars and spending years paying back student loans....   [tags: athletic scholarship, college sports]
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Should College Athletes Be Paid? - There is currently a major issue in today’s college athletics. Universities and the NCAA make billions of dollars while some student-athletes go hungry. There is a huge debate over whether or not student-athletes should be paid as employees of their respective colleges. Personally, I don’t believe players should receive full-time salaries, but Universities and the NCAA should be required to increase the value of the scholarships that they award to student-athletes. By requiring that colleges provide athletes with an additional $2,000 per semester as part of their scholarship you can greatly increase the well-being (welfare) of the students....   [tags: sports, ncaa, salary, scholarship]
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How I Exhibit the Four Pillars of the National Honor Society - The National Honor Society is based off of four pillars: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. School is an extremely important part of anyone’s life, and I feel blessed that I have had the opportunity to attend Lutheran schools from Kindergarten until the present. Our Shepherd Lutheran and Lutheran High Northwest have helped me to grow in my faith and to continue to grow academically as well. Attending these schools has also allowed me to participate in many different extra-curricular activities such as Varsity Soccer in my freshman year, Varsity Track my sophomore year, Pit Band for school musicals, Jazz band, and Pep band....   [tags: Leadership, Scholarship, Service] 432 words
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Scholarships, Grants and Loans Are All Options for Continued Education - Getting an education is a valuable tool for any career. Canada offers an education through wonderful universities. Many delay or postpone their education due to the lack of financial funding. There are numerous scholarships available to individuals with a desire to gain further education. Many universities offer programs known as work- study programs. Theses programs are designed for the student to be employed through the university they are attending and a partial amount of the income earned will be applied to the education cost....   [tags: Scholarships, Grants, Loans, Continued Education, ] 568 words
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Theodor Mommsen: Prince of Scholars - Theodor Mommsen’s (1817-1903) influence on generations of scholars is both uncanny and profound. During the course of his life, Mommsen published over 1,500 works, many of which are considered the bedrock of entire fields of study. Although much of Mommsen’s work has been superseded by subsequent scholars, Mommsen laid the foundation for all modern scholarship in Roman history and Roman law. Among the great scholars of the 19th century, Mommsen is perhaps the most influential of them all. Mommsen was born in Schleswig, the son of a Lutheran pastor....   [tags: modern scholarship, roma]
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The Renaissance and Hellenistic Era - The Hellenistic era refers to the time after Alexander the Great where Greek culture, history, and art flourished. Also, the Renaissance refers to the period of European history that a revival distinguished by a revival of science, literature, and art especially in Italy between the 14th and 17th centuries. The Renaissance is also known as a renewal of the Hellenistic era. Both the Hellenistic and the Renaissance emphasized the importance of Greek knowledge and the spreading of that knowledge. Greek knowledge was able to spread and be expanded on during these time periods through the scholars and the scholars’ achievements in their time period....   [tags: greek knowledge, politics, scholarship, culture]
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Akeelah And The Bee vs Scholarship Boy vs Achievement of Desire - Akeelah and the Bee is a story of a girl caught between two worlds, her home life and the academic world of school and spelling bees. The story contains diverse and interwoven issues for the heroine, many of which are reminiscent of the trials of the "scholarship boy" described by Richard Hoggart in "A Scholarship Boy," and retold as the experiences of Richard Rodriguez in his "The Achievement of Desire." Each deals with a young intellectual who comes from a modest background and who struggles to excel academically and also maintain familiar connections with family and friends....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1305 words
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COLSA Scholarship Application Essay - Five years ago, I never would have thought that I would have the passion for science that I do today. I was never excited about biology in high school, and I was never an outstanding or ambitious student. I never thought I had leadership qualities or outstanding creativity. Science was intimidating, with its vast vocabulary and complex processes. I came to identify more as an artist, perhaps because I found art more accessible and natural to me than identifying things through a microscope. My eventual goal was to become an art teacher, not to teach the finer points of artistic technique or instill an educated appreciation of history's famous art, but to help others discover their own innate...   [tags: Personal Ambition] 1956 words
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Foreclosure Solution Scholarship - This is a subject that has hit quite close to home for me. Recently, my parents underwent a financial hardship and subsequently lost their house this past year. They tried all available avenues to them to renegotiate the note, but they kept finding themselves in a Catch 22. Ultimately, after 2 years of trying to refinance, sell and proceed with so-called “work out plans” I helped them negotiate a deed in lieu of foreclosure just before a sell date was scheduled by the bank for their home in a full foreclosure....   [tags: Foreclosures,] 1057 words
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Seabee Scholarship Essay - As my high school career ends, I notice increasingly how much life that I have yet to live and the opportunities available to me in the years ahead. The past four years have been great preparation for my future endeavors, but college is the path leading to my full potential. In order to reach the end of this path, I utilize my most valuable trait—determination—to set short and long-term goals and achieve them. It is with this “can do” spirit—like the one my grandpa, a former Navy Seabee, evinces through his stories—that I have set my personal goals: to volunteer my time in service to others, further develop leadership skills through experiential learning, and excel at my school work no matte...   [tags: Personal Ambition] 843 words
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Foreclosure.com Scholarship Essay - Every collapse offers new opportunities to rebuild with a new vision, but it’s up to individuals to take the right risks and the right sacrifices to transform a distressed piece of real estate into a progressive model for community development. While many see the current situation of real estate as an opportunity to purchase undervalued pieces of property as investments, I see the opportunity to become part of social and agricultural movements that have the capacity to thrive under current conditions....   [tags: Environment, Sustainability]
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Providing Nursing Care to Underserved Communities - Patient-Centered Care is a vital step for the underserved populations. In the clinical practice attention, and focus should be priority for these disadvantage patients. As a nurse educator, I should take a proactive role to to improve the health of America's underserved populations. participating in support group will enhance the care to serve the underserved population. In United states there is a disparity in the health of racial , ethnic groups, minorities, and African Americans. Most of the underserved population lives in underserved rural areas....   [tags: Nursing Scholarship] 936 words
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Scholarship Essay - I am here Ever since I was a young kid I have always been interested in movies. My grandma, who was full of the wise the life experience left, always knew about my interest in movies. She feed my vain for the art. Even though her religion, she professed Adventist of seven-day religion, didn’t let her go to the cinema, she always found the way to took me to the cinema. She and I enjoyed watch movies. We used to sit in the darkness room, with our faces illuminated from the reflection of the light which rebooted from the screen, both absorbs in the plot of the movie which made us laughed or cried....   [tags: essays research papers] 619 words
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Scholarship Essay - College is something I have looked forward to most all my life. I had dreams when I was young of being a doctor like my father. I had dreams of changing the entire world. Granted, those dreams were only the dreams of a child, but they have lasted many, many years. Now the time has come for me to make those dreams become a reality. College is an experience that can prepare me to conquer worlds and change lives. A wonderful avenue to change those lives, I believe, would be teaching. I have always enjoyed English and language arts classes; they have been subjects that I excelled at all of my schooling life....   [tags: Financial Aid Essay] 279 words
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Financial Scholarship Essay - What do you believe best represents why you should be considered for this type of financial support. Limit your response to no more than 200 words per question. I think I should point out that the Faculty of Engineering at Chulalongkorn University is the most prestigious faculty of Thailand's oldest and most famous university. Standards are kept very high by imposing an extremely rigid grading system and making it very difficult to graduate. For example, approximately 20 percent of all first-year students fail and are dropped from the University....   [tags: Financial Aid Essay] 260 words
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Truman Scholarship Candidate - The 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") has proven unsuccessful in its goal of empowering people with disabilities to enter the workforce. Although 19.4% of the population have some disability,1 they constitute only 4.3% of the workforce.2 The group's unemployment rate stands at almost 17%, nearly three times the national average.3 A survey for the National Organization on Disabilities found that current levels of employment of people with disabilities between the ages of 16 and 64 have actually dropped two percentage points since 1986, four years before the civil rights legislation was passed.4 The Social Security Administration has additionally reported a decline since...   [tags: essays research papers] 888 words
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Athletic Scholarships: An Amateur Wage - “The fair market value for the average FBS football player is $137,357 per year, and the fair market value for the average men's basketball player is $289,031 per year. Right now the average player earns just $23,204 in scholarship money” (Manfred). Collegiate athletes who are on scholarship should have the opportunity to profit from their athletic abilities and receive a fair market value from the talents. Not only have these athletes become major revenue generators for colleges and universities, the National Collegiate Athletic Association is a corrupt organization, furthermore these athletes need to be viewed as employees not students despite the argument that an education should be payme...   [tags: college, athletes, NCAA, payment, revenue]
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College Athletes and Scholarships: Not what it Seems - Many still seem to believe a “free” education is more than enough, when in reality, not many players are actually given a free education. While every student has the potential to earn financial aid and academic scholarship money, athletes are also capable of receiving athletic money. A majority of athletes today are either playing without an athletic scholarship or a partial scholarship, in addition to other grants and academic subsidies. To non-athletes, this may seem unfair, but look at the big picture....   [tags: Sports, Students, Academics]
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Merit Based Scholarships - My mom and dad always taught my brother and I about the importance of going to college to complete our education. My parents themselves never went to college, but worked hard to become upper middle class and always wondered “what if” they had received a college degree. When my brother applied to college, it proved much more difficult than he'd imagined to get the money to help him out, and now that I am planning on completing my college education in the near future, I am faced with the same difficulties....   [tags: Higher Education, college]
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Improvement of a Foreclosed House - The housing market in many parts of the United States is exceedingly distressed. The foreclosure rate in these areas is the highest it’s been in decades. The area I live in may be the worst example of this. The South Florida real estate market was one of the hardest hit areas of the country during the recent depression. If given 150,000 dollars I could turn a good profit for myself and the community. My college education in civil engineering and my experience in the construction industry give me a distinct advantage over the typical buyer....   [tags: Community Benefits, Scholarship] 734 words
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Building A Dream Home - My $150,000 windfall arrived like a boon from another planet, one wholly intent upon the happiness of a single inhabitant of Earth: me. A Philadelphia native, sunny California still called my name as loudly as it had when I was six years old and I told my father, “I’m moving to California!” After an exhaustive search, I found foreclosure.com and my dream home. It was a white two-bedroom two-bath built into a Laguna Hills knoll that bordered Irvine. My boyfriend, Justin, who was studying computer science at the local University of California, could finally stop paying rent....   [tags: Narrative, Scholarship Essay] 1124 words
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Scholarships for Artistic Students - Scholarships for Artistic Students 1. Purpose College is an important part in continuing education and is also the best time for students to hone their skills and become the best in their field as possible. Inclusion of support, both financial and mental, is instrumental in achieving a college education, and should be given in equal amounts to both athletic and artistic students. But each year, numerous athletes around the United States are offered college scholarships to recognize them for their talent and to encourage them to play at the university awarding the scholarship....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive papers] 1480 words
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Scholarships Rewarding Special Talents - Scholarships Rewarding Special Talents For many years now, advocates for giving out scholarships based only on financial need have been pushing to remove special abilities from the criteria to award the money. This proposed system is already in use in the form of financial aid. Scholarships were created to reward individuals who exhibited talent that would benefit the college. Therefore, the basis for giving scholarships should consist equally of scholastic achievement, athletic ability, and need....   [tags: Papers] 528 words
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Athletic Scholarships - Athletic Scholarships There are many good athletes in professional sports today. There are many good athletes in college sports today also. Some of the biggest names in sports are Mark McGwire, Steve Young, Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson, and so on. Now, imagine if all of those players never made it to the pros. What would happen to professional sports. Why are they in the pros now. To make it into professional sports you need more than just talent. You need opportunity. College scholarships not only give athletes the opportunity to reach the professional ranks, but also give the chance for many players to earn a degree in higher education....   [tags: Papers] 516 words
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College Sports - Football Scholarships and Woman's Sports - Football Scholarships and Woman's Sports       Saturdays in the fall bring together millions of people to celebrate college football, a ritual that bonds the community in stadiums and in living rooms across America. This American sport takes a heavy financial toll in colleges everywhere. Just one in four colleges across America make money on their football team (mostly large division I schools). College teams spend millions of dollars stockpiling athletes and struggle to keep pace with rivals....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essay Examples]
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Financial Aid Essay - Since the day I was born, I have enjoyed story telling. My first memories are of my father spinning me tales, as I nodded off. Every night I traveled back in time through his stories. I learned of Nero's sadistic burning of Rome, Adolph Hitler's maniacal reign, and Sojourner Truth's brilliant speech. All elements of our historical heritage, for which I have great affection. When I was quite young, my father purchased our very first computer. Through his hobby, I grew to love the technical side of the world in which we live....   [tags: Financial Scholarship Essay] 260 words
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Why College Athletes Should be Paid - Why College Athletes should be Paid Due to National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules and regulations no college athlete is able to receive any compensation or endorsement while participating in college athletics. These rules have long been challenged, however no changes have been made by the NCAA. With universities grossing close to $200 million a year college athletics has turned into one of the top industries in the world. The NCAA is a governing body of college athletics, but without people questioning the NCAA and demanding changes to the monopoly that the NCAA is nothing will happen to the unfairness to college athletes like it is currently....   [tags: NCAA, scholarships]
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Solving the Foreclosure Crisis - As a high school senior, I have had the opportunity to review and apply for several college scholarships, in advance of beginning the next step of my education. This scholarship topic and essay was of great interest to me, as it affects not only my family but a great many families, in our country. As an eighteen year old with no work experience with the exception of babysitting and volunteer work through the school district and the hospital my Mother is employed at. I wondered how I would answer this complicated question and write an essay that offers a solution to such a complex problem....   [tags: Scholarships, Foreclosures, ] 2138 words
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Should College Athletes be Paid? - One of the most debated topics in the world of sports today is whether or not college athletes should be paid to play. The over $800M income of the NCAA is a very large number. A quick and uneducated response to a number this large prompts people to feel there should be enough to spread around; particularly to the athletes that people are paying to see. Proponents of the pay for play viewpoint feel that the efforts exerted by college athletes while competing warrants a respectable salary. Opponents typically are of the opinion that athlete scholarships with allowances for food and lodging supply more than enough compensation....   [tags: NCAA, college tuition, scholarships]
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For College Athletes Does Money Talk? - If colleges athletes can help better the schools that they are attending, why cannot the school give them money to show their appreciation for what they do for the school to try and better their life. Some say that athletes already get paid with their free scholarships, free room and board, and other expenses that university’s offer. Athletes send in so much revenue to their current colleges and they get nothing in return. The sport that they play brings in money to their university by itself. The really superb athletes who play at really good programs bring in more than enough money to their schools....   [tags: Living Expenses, Scholarships]
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Should Student Athletes Be Paid? - Every year, it seems that we're hearing more and more about NCAA athletes being punished for intentionally making a profit from their athletic careers. The NCAA and colleges are doing their best to stand by the principles on which the NCAA was founded. Since the National Collegiate Athletic Association, more commonly known as the NCAA, was founded as a non-profit organization in 1906(....), much has changed, but one thing that has not changed is the Association's goal, that goal being to protect players from being exploited and ensure their right to fair treatment.(....) In order for the NCAA to uphold their guidelines, universities cannot not pay their athletes....   [tags: college athletes, NCAA, scholarships]
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