With all of new methods of learning that have nothing to do with actually going to a class, its frustrating that so few offer help to pay for it. However I just found a scholarship for an online web-developer course from a company known as Bloc,(twitter @trybloc). Bloc offers mentored online-learning methods for students that match up the self-paced with guidance several times a week.
The scholarship targets those not usually found in the coding fields such as Veterans, women, and members of minority groups. It must be said the tuition is not cheap, but is manageable with a scholarship like this. Check out the application at https://www.bloc.io/scholarships/new and apply, as several will be awarded each month.
This week, we feature a scholarship that has also been highlighted in this weeks podcast episode. Logos Bible Software (@Logos) is offering a $20K Seminary Scholarship. to help one seminarian seeking to earn their Doctorate of Ministry at Knox Theological Seminary. This scholarship is highly different in that it combines the biblical aspects of “Casting of Lots” (Acts 1:26) with the modern aspects of social algorithms and choice. This scholarship is one where the odds of a person winning increases as you get more to take part. In all of my time covering this subject I have yet to hear of such a method, and anyone who is seeking to earn their Doctorate in this area is HIGHLY encouraged to enter and check it out, and recommend it to others. So get on over to the site and go through the brief sign up while you have time and win a full ride to an excellent seminary. Deadline is July 2nd, 2012. But don’t forget to check out their other scholarship programs for those headed to bible college. This one is for $1000 and could go a long way to helping to cut the need for outside aid so many at bible colleges have trouble getting sometimes.
Also, check out our interview with Kendell StellFox (@stellfoxkendell) to learn more about the scholarship and its intent.
After increased downloads of my regular podcast, I have decided to begin a new podcast series starting next week. The new podcast series will be two minutes or less each episode and cover one small topic on financial aid.
I am eager to hear any suggestions or thoughts on great topics you would like to see covered! Feel free to send them to me via the comments box below, or via email at collegemoneyman at gmail dot com.
With millions of students applying for scholarships from private funds each year to pay for the rising cost of higher education, one would assume that only the best and brightest win. After all, that is the point of a merit based system. But the reality if far from the perception. The truth is, a 4.0 GPA, 2400 SAT, and all the volunteer work in the world will not bolster an application that has errors or is incomplete. Simply put, small errors and lack of attention to detail could be costing them or their child thousands in scholarships each year.