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College Scholarships - Long Island Colleges

Scholarships are funds and resources provided by foundations, trusts, corporate and other bodies to help deserving candidates pursue their goals that may be beneficial to a community, race, country or mankind in general. Scholars simply have the zeal to succeed in their chosen field of activity. To advance in the chosen field requires funds, which a scholar may find difficult to procure. Rich and benevolent people come to the rescue of such scholars. The trusts and scholarships they form to aid the bright and deserving scholars, provide the young talents with enough impetus and resources to pursue their goal unperturbed. Talented people are helped by scholarships to pursue their dreams.

Realizing the importance of college education, several such organizations have established scholarships for students who wish to pursue a college education. Every reputed college or school worth its name has some sort of scholarship or other funds in place. Scholarship in college may be given on various bases: sports, proficiency in studies, excellence leadership qualities, participation in community services, eagerness to be a public servant or for belonging to a particular community.

If you are desirous of obtaining a scholarship, you should list out all your strengths that might make you eligible for a scholarship. Nothing should be left out when you are considering applying for scholarships. Maybe your belonging to a particular community can help, who knows. There are some scholarships based on religions. If you want to study theology you should search for scholarships based on your religion. Some religious bodies offer scholarships for college education if you, the beficiary, are willing to dedicate a few years of your life in spreading their religion. Truman Foundation stipulates that you should be ready to serve 7 years in public service or any non-profit organization's work. If the condition is not fulfilled then it doesn't hesitate in asking the beneficiary to return the scholarship amount.

Coca Cola is a corporate that awards scholarships to needy and meritorious students who enroll in colleges. Siemen and Intel are other corporations that award scholarship to college students. Its also not uncommon to find a few scholarships for aspiring women college graduates. The white House also has a number of scholarships for college students. The aim is to attract the best and the brightest to the White House. US National Science Foundation offers scholarships on a host of fields like computer science, computer technology, bio informatics, engineering, mathematics, astronomy and astrophysics. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers 8-10 scholarships to uniquely qualified graduates.

Barry M Goldwater scholarship and excellence in education was established by the Congress in 1986 in honor of senator and statesman Barry M Goldwater. The purpose of the scholarship is to aid scholars in the field of science, mathematics and engineering during their college years. Universities like Harvard have scholarships in the form of waiving of tuition fees for students from poor and lower middle class families. Morris K Uddal foundation provides scholarships to promising college students in the field environment. Rhodes scholarship, which was awarded to the former president Bill Clinton during his college days, stipulates that 32 US students would be selected each year, which will be eligible to study at Oxford based on any of this criterion:

1-literary and scholastic attainments;
2-energy to use one's talents to the full, as exemplified by fondness for and success in sports;
3-truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship;
4- moral force of character and instincts to lead, and to take an interest in one's fellow beings.

A number of institutions like: American Anthropological Association, American Chemical Society, American Economic Association, American Educational Research Association, American Geological Institute, American Planning association and a number of organizations offer scholarships to Afro- Americans, Hispanics/Latino and American Indians.

You may be eligible for a scholarship on other categories. For example there are scholarships for students from ethnic groups. The Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship program provides citizens of Russia and former USSR member countries with the opportunity to pursue graduate study at the master's level in the United States. These scholarships cover fields like business administration, economics, education, environmental management and policy etc. The American Institute of Indian Studies offers scholarships on advancement in understanding India.

So a little extensive search is more likely to result in some kind of scholarship if you are meritorious or fall in to any of the numerous criteria set by various scholarship awarding organizations.

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