January 22, 2018

HSLDA Photography Contest

Do you have a student who has an eye for photography? Well, it’s time once again for HSLDA’s annual photography contest where homeschooling students from ages 7 to 19 are invited to submit photographs to compete for cash prizes.   Because entries are judged based on a student’s photographic skill, photos are not to be […]

High School Scholarships – May ’14

500 words!   The scholarship theme for this blog is the 500 word essay!  Each of the scholarships below requires an essay of just 500 words.  The first two are aimed at seniors who are graduating this year and the third is open to all high school and college students – so before you close […]

High School Scholarships – April ’14

We are getting close to the end of the school year and I know that you are busy, but I want to continue to encourage you to make a habit of applying for college scholarships on a regular basis.  To that end, here are a few more that you may want to consider: Google Science […]

High School Scholarships – Feb. ’14

Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards The Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW is sponsoring a national contest to promote patriotic art.  The contest is open to students in grades 9-12, public, private, or home schooled.  The top prize is a $10,000 scholarship but there are prizes for those in the top 8 spots.  There are […]

High School Scholarships – Jan. ’14

Earning high school scholarships can be more about creativity and legwork than it is about getting good grades.  Here are a few with upcoming deadlines that you should be checking out: Do Something.org Love Letters for Senior Citizens Do Something.org has teamed up with Meals on Wheels to be sure that lonely senior citizens receive […]

High School Scholarships – Dec. ’13

Merry Christmas!  Here are a few more opportunities to earn some scholarship money.  Take a look at these three websites and see if your student may be eligible to apply: JFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest This essay contest is open to high school students in grades nine through twelve.  With a deadline of January […]

Bright Futures Scholarship

Hello high school seniors in Florida!  The Florida Student Financial Aid application is now opened, so you can begin the paperwork process to apply for your Bright Futures Scholarship. If you are registered as a homeschooler with your county, you can find the instructions for filing your Bright Futures application HERE. There are five basic steps […]

High School Scholarships – Nov. 13 Update

Eve’s Addiction Scholarship Remember me telling you that many organizations give away scholarships and they all come up with creative ways to do so?  Well, this is a great example of this.  According to their website, Eve’s Addiction deals with exquisite sterling silver jewelry and they have devised a $1,000 scholarship opportunity for high school […]

High School Scholarships – October ’13 Update

I often hear from students that they are not “smart enough” to qualify for college scholarships.  But, as I’ve mentioned before – so many scholarships have nothing to do with your test scores.   It’s really just a matter of legwork.  This month I’m listing a few non-academic scholarships that you may want to check […]

STEM Education

One of the new buzz words in the education community is ‘STEM’.  This is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.  The term has been around for a while – it just seems like it’s been more of a hot topic the past several years.  We’re starting to see a lot of curriculum listed […]