Monday, October 29, 2012

Celebrity College Scholarships!

The Christopher Reeve Award

Christopher Reeve was more than just Superman; he was super at giving back. Throughout his lifetime, he gave to the Make a Wish Foundation and Save the Children.

In order to qualify for the Christopher Reeve Award, students should be nominated by a non-relative who must detail the student’s community service efforts in the application. The application should show the student’s “tremendous passion and caring in serving his or her community.”

The Christopher Reeve Award is worth $1,000 and nominations are accepted between September 1 and October 31 each year.

Michael and Juanita Jordan Scholarship

Michael Jordan has turned his slam dunks in scholarship opportunities for students. The Michael and Juanita Jordan Scholarship is open to juniors in Chicago, Illinois.

To apply to the Michael and Juanita Jordan Scholarship, students must fill out the FAFSA as well as have a 3.0 GPA.

The Michael and Juanita Jordan Scholarship is worth $5,000.

G-Unity Scholarship

G-Unit makes more than music; they make scholarship opportunities. The G-Unity Scholarship is available to students attending Queensborough Community and LaGuardia Community Colleges.

To qualify for the G-Unity Scholarship, students must be high school graduates of Campus Magnet School, Hillcrest High School or Springfield Gardens High School. Additionally, students must have a cumulative GPA of 70 or higher, consistent attendance, two letters of recommendation as well as have written a brief essay for the scholarship.

The G-Unity Scholarship provides a credit to each recipient’s tuition bill for $1,400 each semester. Scholarship winners also receive a $150 credit to the bookstore each semester.

Letterman Telecommunications Scholarship

David Letterman pays tribute to his home state and college with the Letterman Telecommunications Scholarship.

The Letterman Telecommunications Scholarship is open to full-time students who are telecommunications majors or minors. While grades are not a criterion, applicants must have a goal to become a professional in the telecommunications industry.

The Letterman Telecommunications Scholarship recipient will receive $10,000 toward their education. First runner-up will receive $5,000 and second runner-up will win $3,333. This year’s deadline is Monday, March 28th

The Alec Baldwin Drama Scholarship

Alec Baldwin graduated from the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU in 1994, and in 2009, he made a very sweeping gesture to herald his alma mater. The thespian donated $1 million to start the Alec Baldwin Drama Scholarship Fund.

The Alec Baldwin Drama Scholarship is open to students who not only possess talent but also an outstanding work ethic, leadership skills, willingness to collaborate, and ability to take risk as well as constructive criticism.

Alicia Keys’ Open Doors Scholars Program

Throughout her music career, Alicia Keys has been quite vocal as well as active in helping to provide education for America’s youth.

Alicia Keys’ Open Doors Scholars Program is open to students in Jacksonville, New Orleans, Atlanta or New York City’s Harlem, who are part of the organization, Frum Tha Ground Up.

Each scholarship from the Alicia Keys’ Open Doors Scholars Program is worth $5,000.

Scholarship Seinfeld Program

Jerry Seinfeld isn’t joking around about the Scholarship Seinfeld Program. The aim of this program is to give back specifically to the students of New York City. Each year, the program selects recipients from a specific borough of the city, and this year, they’re selecting from public high schools in Queens.

To qualify for the Scholarship Seinfeld Program, students must be from the specified borough, graduating with a GPA greater than 85, planning to enroll in an accredited four-year college or university and demonstrate financial need.

The Scholarship Seinfeld Program covers up to $10,000 of any unmet need; including tuition, room and board, books, etc. Applications are available each year in December.


John Lennon Endowed Scholarship

The John Lennon Endowed Scholarship began as a donation to the United Negro College Fund from Yoko Ono after Lennon’s tragic death in 1980.

This scholarship is open to college students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students applying for the John Lennon Endowed Scholarship must also be communications, mass media arts, performing arts or mass communications majors.

The John Lennon Endowed Scholarship is worth up to $5,000, and the deadline is in January each year.

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