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March 10, 2010 / NextStepU

Need a $1,000 scholarship? (Who doesn’t?)

What: 84 $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors

From: Oil Can Henry’s

Details: For students in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Oregon, and Washington. Interested students may apply at; applications must be postmarked by April 7, 2010. Scholarship finalists are selected on the basis of academic record, leadership, participation in school and community activities, and work experience. The application requires a high school transcript and a 300-word essay on “What trust means to me.”


In addition to trying to win one of the $1,000 prizes listed above, how would you like to win a book from Princeton Review?

This copy of the Portable Guidance Counselor is up for grabs for one lucky commenter!!

Leave a comment on this post or on our Facebook page, for your chance to win a copy of this book! We want to know… do you have any resource books or magazines that have truly helped you with your college process?


Last week’s winner of the Edison State College prize pack is:

wesley tomlin Says:
March 3, 2010 at 4:50 pm
My dream is to get into Harvard or Stanford, but I think those are risky to choose as my main college. I am currently using many “college finder” websites to look for a back-up colleges;so far my two back-ups are Oklahoma University and Richmond American London University.

Congrats, Wesley!!! Email your shipping address and we’ll send your prize out to you!!


Leave a Comment
  1. Leea / Mar 10 2010 10:24 am

    I found Ben Kaplan’s How to Go to College Almost For Free a VERY helpful resource in my college journey. In addition, Ben Kaplan also has several other books that are great resources for any one (at any age level) that is planning for college.

  2. Nikole Blowers / Mar 10 2010 5:44 pm

    The Fiske Guide to Colleges is a great book that gives a thorough overview of pretty much all of the colleges in the US. It is a great resource to use when staring the college search process.

  3. Ryan Martin / Mar 10 2010 11:41 pm is a great website to find colleges to go to. With the videos they have it makes it easy to view a college if the trip is to far for some. Furthermore, there are vidoes that tell exactly what a specific career does and how to get into it’s work force.

  4. Janet Lee / Mar 23 2010 10:09 am

    I agree that the Fiske guide is helpful, but I really wish it had more student reviews. Has anyone found college planning books that have more of those?

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