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LGBT Youth Scholarship Opportunity

Live Out Loud "Young Trailblazers" scholarship for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender
(LGBT) youth who have shown exceptional leadership, courage, and achievement. Five scholarships for
$5,000 will be awarded.

The application deadline is March 16, 2012. Scholarship applicants must be from the New York tri-state area (NY, CT, NJ).

Learn more about Live Out Loud and the Young Trailblazers scholarship at

To download the scholarship application
click here

*Please note: the scholarship application deadline is fast approaching--March 16th is barely a week away!*


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Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Want to go to college? We can help you pay for it! The first step is applying for student financial aid, using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

College Goal Sunday will host online application help sessions at several locations across New York State. Plan to attend the event near you to get free, hands-on professional help with filling out your FAFSA.

New York's College Goal Sunday is taking place all over New York State. Go to http://www.collegegoalsundayny.com Click on "Event Locations" for dates and sites near you.

This web site will help you and your family learn about financial aid and get ready for College Goal Sunday.


Youth Writing Challenge for College Scholarships

Deadline: March 23, 2012
Contact: Melanie Marconi at melanie@bdi-events.com or 323-692-1949

NYC students in grades 9-12 are invited to apply to B’nai B’rith International’s “Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge” to earn up to $5,000 in college scholarships. Aspiring student authors are encouraged to apply, and applicants must write and illustrate a children’s book that tells a story of tolerance and/or diversity. Students may work in groups up to four, and the book can be an independent endeavor or part of a classroom assignment.

Students should review detailed contest information and apply by March 23. The first place winning book will be published and donated to local schools and libraries. Teachers and schools are also eligible for $500 grants. http://bnaibrith.org/prog_serv/diverse_minds_2010.cfm#details


Milton Fisher Scholarships for Innovation and Creativity 2012

Deadline: April 30, 2012
Contact: Gina Ackefi at gackefi@cfgnh.org or Judy Sirota Rosenthal at mfscholarship@gmail.com

NYC high school juniors and seniors are invited to apply for the Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity, a college scholarship which offers multiple awards of up to $20,000 (up to $5000/year for four years). Qualified candidates are students who have solved artistic, scientific, or technical problems in new or unusual ways, students who have developed a distinctive solution to problems faced by their school, community, or family, and students who have created a new group, organization, or institution that serves an important need. Click here http://www.rbffoundation.org for more information and the application, which is due April 30.