After receiving their first year of tuition charges, students may want to seek additional funding opportunities. Applying for scholarships in your sophomore year offers many advantages. First of all, students have a better idea of the full cost of attending school. The full cost of room, board, tuition, student fees, textbooks, and living expenses becomes more apparent. Secondly, after completing one year in college, students now have a college transcript which can demonstrate their academic abilities at the college level. The following scholarships are available for college sophomores:
Army ROTC Scholarships are available to undergraduate students enrolled in any U.S. college or university. These scholarships are open to college sophomores and students can choose either a two year or three year option depending on the length of their remaining students. Grants cover most of the costs of attending college and students are provided with living expenses. In exchange, students are required to commit to a minimum number of service years to the U.S. government after graduation. More information is available at: http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/college-students.html.
SMART Scholarships are open to college sophomores who are enrolled in a STEM field. In order to apply, students must be citizens of the United States and hold at least a 3.0 grade point average. Students must also be at least 18 years of age. Full tuition coverage is awarded to the winners as well as a cash prize worth up to $38,000 per year. Health insurance and textbook allowances are also provided. Students also have the option of completing a paid summer internship.
Boren Scholarships are open to college sophomores. These awards are intended to provide U.S. citizens with foreign language training in high need areas. In exchange for funding, students are required to apply their skills by working for the U.S. government one year after graduation. Proposals that involve more than one semester abroad are given priority. Students are selected based on academic merit, language interest and ability, willingness to commit to service, and other criteria. The amount of the award varies by student level (graduate or undergraduate) and the length of time the student will be abroad. More information can be found at this website: https://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/basics.html.
Max Christianson Division of Nursing Scholarship is open to college sophomores who are studying at Union College in Nebraska. Students must hold at least a 3.0 grade point average and must be enrolled in a nursing program. In addition, students must be able to show financial need as well as demonstrate their ability to be a role model.
Max Christianson Division of Business and Computer Science Scholarships provide college sophomores with up to $25,000 in funding for their degree. Students must be able to show financial need and must hold a 3.0 grade point average. Only students who are majoring in computer science or business are eligible to apply. Students must work between 10-12 hours per week in order to help finance their education. Other eligibility criteria include showing a commitment to being a Christian, participation in extracurricular activities, and show leadership skills.
Author: Jeff Gitlen
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