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Scholarship Time

Because I have written about scholarships in the past, I have one or two organizations contact me every year to promote their contests. I am glad to help these folks out., is sponsoring an alcohol awareness essay contest. The winner receives a scholarship (not sure how much) and the deadline is February 17, 2017.  Essays are judged based on their originality and content. 

Another scholarship is The Runnerclick Sports & Academic Scholarship Program, which was recently launched.

Scholarship for Branson Fans

Just a quick head's up today: is offering a $1000 essay scholarship for fans of Branson shows.  Give it a try!

Visit for details. 

The Give and Take

Getting a scholarship is exciting, but winning one does require work.

If your high school student needs some traction to search for and win scholarships, point him in the direction of the Scholarship Diva, whose son has just been named one of the recipients of the Truman Scholarship.   Impressive stuff. 

Let your kids know it is not out of reach for them. Help them explore scholarship possibilities, and remind them what Henry David Thoreau said:  Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.

Paying for College--Dave Ramsey and the Scholarship Diva

Guest Blogger: The Scholarship Diva

What a privilege to speak to Grove Avenue Baptist Home Educators at their annual Mother Daughter Tea last Friday night.  The theme was "You Are Beautifully Made in the Image of God" and I talked about Hannah and her relationship with her husband, her rival, her enemy and her God.  It is straight from I Samuel chapter one if you care to look it up. The best part was I was able to bring three of my daughters and Mom Dot along.  

Mary, me, Emma and Dorothy at the tea.  (Mom Dot is camera shy but we tried to get her into the picture.
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