Scholarship Mom Alert: The Zebra Safe Driver Scholarship

Not texting and driving can lead to a college scholarship. Photo by Wendy David-Gaines

Not texting and driving can lead to a college scholarship. Photo by Wendy David-Gaines

There are many reason businesses sponsor college scholarships and sometimes the motivation includes furthering a public interest. The Zebra Safe Driver Scholarship is a great example. Texting while driving is a huge danger to drivers and pedestrians. “Auto insurance specialists at ‘The Zebra’ are offering a $500 college scholarship to students who best describe the moment they decided to permanently stop texting and driving,“ states College Scholarship Expert Monica L. Matthews.

Having fewer distracted drivers is also in the interest of a car insurance agency. “That is what the Safe Driver Scholarship is about: the chance for students nationwide to inspire and educate us, our readers, and young drivers everywhere who could benefit from their peers’ experience,” according to TheZebra.com.

Monica describes the scholarship details and her Winning Tips in her post:

The Zebra Safe Driver College Scholarship

Good Luck to all applicants!!!

 

 

Scholarship Mom Alert: Healthy Home Scholarship

Scholarship searches can start at home. Photo by Wendy David-Gaines

Scholarship searches can start at home. Photo by Wendy David-Gaines

The sources of college scholarships are wide and diverse. Individuals, groups, associations and high schools may sponsor a scholarship that can help students pay for their higher education. So can businesses and employers. Students can expand their scholarship searches to various industries that have an expressed interest in investing in the future.

For example, to demonstrate their support, the Olshan Foundation Solutions offering home services including foundation and basement repair & waterproofing to customers also offers the Healthy Home Scholarship for students pursuing a degree from an accredited university. College Scholarship Expert Monica L. Matthews reviewed the application details and came up with “Winning Tips” that can give qualifying applicants an edge to impress the scholarship judges.

The deadline is August 15, so students should read Monica’s suggestions ASAP in her post:

Healthy Home College Scholarship

Good Luck to all applicants!!!

Wednesday’s Parent: Interviewing the college interviewer

Interviewing the college interviewer. Photo by Wendy David-Gaines

Interviewing the college interviewer. Photo by Wendy David-Gaines

Interviewing the college interviewer can seem odd to a teen looking to make a good impression on an adult. However, student questions are expected and probing ones beyond the info contained in marketing brochures and the college website demonstrate a higher level of student interest. Plus the student gets a chance to learn more about the details that can influence the decision to keep or lose a college on the list.

Begin by treating the college interview as a job interview for the position of student. Do the research and come prepared to market oneself as an asset to the student body. While college representatives are sizing up their prospective candidates, students get their own opportunity for scrutiny. Keep in mind it is in both of their interests to learn more about each other.

Another tip is to learn about the interviewer’s college background. He may be a recent graduate of that school who can share his own personal campus experiences. Base other questions on student must haves or don’t wants. Here are some topics to consider:

  • Ask questions about the size, priority and benefits of a certain program in relation to other campus offerings.
  • Delve into the popularity of a particular club including the events/activities (frequency and location) they sponsor.
  • Pose queries about the school’s uniqueness, strengths and weaknesses that make it stand out against it’s competitors.

The college interview is a great chance for students to find out more about how a potential college will meet their educational needs while helping them achieve their goals. Get the interviewer’s contact info to submit further questions and to thank them for their time.

Read Suzanne’s postQuestions to ANSWER and ASK on a College Interview

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