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Check Out Scholarship Resources for Black Students

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Bankrate offers a resource for Black students looking for college scholarships. From their site: Scholarships are free money awards that students can use to pay for school and other college-related expenses, and they’re one of the best ways to avoid student loans. That’s particularly important for Black college students, who on average end up with more…

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Register for Affordable SAT Test Prep

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For students taking the SAT in August and looking for effective test prep, check out West Angeles Education and Enrichment Program. They offer affordable test prep. The next session starts up in July. Go here for more information. To register for the SAT go here. Curious about which colleges and universities are allowing for the…

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Free Filmmaking Camp for Girls

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Girls entering 9 – 12 grade, up to 18 years old, are eligible to apply to Girls Voices Now, a free filmmaking camp that runs from July 5 – August 6, 2021. The camp will be virtual, although there may be some in-person opportunities. Girls Voices Now aims to empower girls and femme-identifying youth from…

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Scholarship Available for Art Majors

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Students looking to pursue a career in art or art history should apply to the Catherine W. Pierce Scholarship. Ten students will receive $3,600. The scholarship is open to high school seniors and college undergrads. To be eligible, students should:Be enrolled full-time at any U.S. accredited 4-year institution for the 2021-2022 academic year Have at least a…

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Free Youth Entrepreneurship Program Open for Applications

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For those students looking to start their own business, Los Angeles Urban League has partnered with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) to create Biz Camp. Designed as a virtual four-week summer program, this free youth entrepreneurship summer camp includes interactive activities, guest speakers, aimed at providing students with a solid business background and actually…

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Attend a LA Cash for College Workshop and Win $1000

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LA Cash for College is hosting a variety of virtual workshops in May. Students who attend and fill out a post-survey could qualify for a $1,000 survey. Workshops are live and on-demand. The free workshops cover the gamut from understanding financial aid offers to studying abroad. Sign up here.

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Applications Open for Great American Youth Debate Oratorical Contest

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Learning how to speak well in front of an audience will take students far in life. The Young Center’s Great American Youth Debate Oratorical Contest offers students a chance to hone their skills and win $1500 in the process. This year’s speaking topics include race relations in the US, the future of American democracy, and…

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Graced By Grit Awards Scholarships to Female Athletes

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Let’s hear it for girl power! Female student-athletes excelling in sports and academics, the GRACEDBYGRIT Foundation Scholarship Fund has their back. The fund supports female athletes pursuing collegiate sports. The $5,000 scholarship is paid to the recipient who has demonstrated GRIT by overcoming obstacles and adversity in their personal lives. Eligibility:  Female athlete pursuing sports at the…

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Grab These Scholarships for HBCUs

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May 1st marked the last day to commit to most colleges and universities. Now that students are in, it’s time to pay for it! If your student is planning on attending a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) or is currently enrolled, here are two scholarships to keep on the radar. The Thurgood Marshall College…

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Breakthrough Junior Challenge Offers $250,000 Scholarship

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Students who can create a cool video of themselves explaining math or science concepts have the opportunity to win a $250,000 college scholarship. Khan Academy’s partnering with the Breakthrough Junior Challenge to offer the video contest. They invite students ages 13 through 18 to create a short video, no more than three minutes long, explaining…

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