I just got wind about a wonderful scholarship opportunity for Hispanic and African American women. AMBI®Skincare has announced the annual AMBI® Scholarship in Science & Medicine with $50,000 up for grabs!
My experience: When I was a college student I tried my hardest to get scholarships and grants with very limited success, many of the scholarships seemed to be a lot of work for tiny amounts.
I joined the Navy and did my 2 years active duty (you could do that back then). When I got out I was able to declare myself an independent student (meaning my parents income didn’t hinder me) and receive financial aid in various forms as well as my Montgomery GI Bill funds I’d worked for.
Those funds eventually earned me my Bachelor’s in the Humanities from Southern New Hampshire University a good 15 years after my first day at Pace University way back when. (Please note I could have gotten it with 2 years of leaving the military but procrastinated – A LOT!)
I’m trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up right now, looking into my Masters Program, any graduate blogging programs out there?
The facts according to a recent study by the American Association of University Women, only 7.3 percent of bachelor’s degrees are earned by Hispanics. This number has got to change, especially in areas under-represented like science and medicine.
I applaud AMBI’s commitment and vision in offering 5 African American or Hispanic women a chance to get $10,000 each. Women must be over 21, applications available at http://www.ambiskincare.com due by March 21, 2008
I’m very interested in posting more education opportunities for ALL women, feel free to bring opportunities to my attention!
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