March 2010

Scholarships: Community Service Optional? (Counselor Buddy!)

March 31, 2010

I have a friend who’s a high school counselor and, despite how often I complain to her about poorly prepared high school students, still talks to me and seems to like me at least a small amount. Let’s call her “Counselor Buddy” from here on out. Counselor Buddy does a great job advising her students […]

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Scholarships vs. Marketing & Scams: The Wisdom of Jen

March 30, 2010

Happy Tuesday, estudiantes! I told you yesterday that I was holding back a really good comment from a gal named Jen who added her thoughts to my initial $10,000 Scholarships post. She has some good advice that’ll help you cut through the mountain of scholarship-related bullshit on the Internet, and I’ve chimed in throughout to […]

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Scholarship Scams & Social Security Numbers (Monday Mailbag!)

March 29, 2010

Hello, amigos. Monday’s mailbag day around here (it is starting today, anyway), so we’re gonna get to your comments ASAP. Turns out I’ve got some extracurricular work to do this afternoon. I’m judging the Nebraska College Media Association awards in the advertising category, and I happened to pick up my judging packet and see that […]

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Diplômes uniques et obscurs: ça vaut le coup?

March 29, 2010

Maria a une question concernant la vie étudiante en dehors des Etats-Unis, mais ça ne pose pas de problème, parce que, selon les mots immortels de Lil’ Wayne, “Nous, dans le monde entier, pouvons réussir!” J’ai une question concernant les domaines d’études en université. Mon cas est unique pour ce site parce que je ne […]

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GPA, Continued: Everyone’s Favorite Sore Spot

March 26, 2010

Nothing quite gets the dander up around these parts like my post about how one’s high school GPA doesn’t matter as much as it used to in terms of getting scholarships. I get more hate mail about that post than my religion post and my hardships post combined. I’m only the messenger, and believe me, […]

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Scholarships vs. Loans? Rachel’s Dilemma

March 25, 2010

Scholarships vs. Student Loans: “Judge Josh” Barsch answers the question once and for all.

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Bonus Tip! Don’t Take Too Many Liberties with a Scholarship’s Namesake

March 24, 2010

Some applicants have said they knew that my grandfather would approve of me if I gave them the scholarship (thanks, weirdo, but you have no idea if that’s true), and others even said they felt a spiritual connection to him beyond the grave (if so, then please ask him if he’s got a message for my grandma, who is still alive and I’m certain would love to hear from him!).

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$10,000 Scholarship Drawings: Legit?

March 23, 2010

I’m still catching up with some of the comments left during the last few months of my pathetic absence from this site, and today I’m going to address one that’s come up multiple times. You may have seen references all over the Web to “scholarships” that seem to require very little of their applicants. Some […]

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One Apology & One Promise from Judge Josh

March 22, 2010

Warning: I am not a handsome man. But I try hard (which, incidentally, guys, many times does make up for a lack of handsomeness), and I hope you’ll find the videos I post informative, if not titillating.

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