If you’re a student enrolled full-time in a college or university in the US, carry at least a 3.0 GPA, and regularly blog about “unique and interesting” about yourself or something you’re passionate about, there is a $5000 scholarship you might be interested in. Click on the link for the full announcement. Note that the deadline for this scholarship is just a few days away, on October 30. But if you’re a real blogger, you ought to be able to whip up a quick and snappy self-nomination in no time, right?
Also note that the winner will be chosen from ten finalists by a public voting process. So even if you aren’t eligible for this, you can apparently still go back to the above-linked site after October 31, read the finalists’ blogs, and vote. I certainly plan on doing so, since this seems like a good incentive to get students blogging about substantive things.
[Thanks to Dan Kovach at the above website for the email that brought this to my attention. I hope I didn’t sit on it for too long before posting.]