Scholarship Secrets: Zeiger Firm Scholarship

Zeiger Firm Scholarship

“The rising cost of obtaining a college education has made it increasingly difficult for many students and families to realize their dreams of earning a college degree. As an attorney, Brian Zeiger understands the value of education as well as the financial strain that being a student can often entail. In an effort to help students meet their financial needs, his firm is pleased to offer a $1,000 scholarship to each winner of the biannual Brian Zeiger college scholarship essay contest.

The right to a trial by jury is a fundamental tenet of our legal system which is enshrined in the United States Constitution. Under current law, however, only people accused of serious crimes that are punishable by more than six months prison have an absolute right to a jury trial. Do you agree with the current state of the law? Why or why not.”

$1,000 – 1 Award

Deadline: February 2, 2016

Student Eligibility:

In order to participate, prospective applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited United States college or university or planning to attend one in the fall 2016 semester. Applicants should submit a 500-word essay answering the question on the website (also posted above).

Applications can be found by going to:


Scholarship Secrets: Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships

The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships recognize students who are driving awareness and mobilizing youth to be catalysts for innovative models and solutions to eliminate hunger in America.

$5,000 – 20 Award

Deadline: December 5, 2015

Student Eligibility:

Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships are open to all college and high school students enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States. Applicants must meet the age requirement by October 5, 2015.

Applications can be found by going to:

Scholarship Secrets: Create Real Impact Scholarship

Create Real Impact Scholarship

“As a teen, how do you talk to your friends, parents, and even your siblings about the very real dangers of reckless and distracted driving?

That is the very question Impact Teen Drivers began asking in 2007 while educating young drivers in schools about poor decision making behind the wheel. Teens across the United States all said the same thing, “let US do the messaging.” Impact Teen Drivers created the Create Real Impact Contest to ask young people, ages 14-22, to show how they would talk about this very real problem.

Young people enter to win cash and prizes by showcasing art, music, video and creative writing to address reckless and distracted driving and solve the problem. It’s that simple. This unique opportunity allows for a safe and expressive platform to speak out and create real impact. In 2011, over 100,000 votes were cast on over 2,000 submitted entries – all with a network of friends, loved ones, and young drivers and passengers raising their awareness to stop distracted and reckless driving behaviors.

Now it’s time for a new contest and even more entries and votes. If you’re eligible to enter, what would you say and how would you say it? Three easy steps to enter: Make it, Upload it, Submit it.”

$1,500 – 10 Award (Deadline: November 5, 2015)

Student Eligibility:

Create Real Impact Contest Awards are open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia between the ages of 14 and 22 years. Entrants must be enrolled as full-time students in an accredited educational institution (secondary [middle/high] school, trade school, college, or university). All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited.

Applications can be found by going to:

Meet Sierra, a horned frog who rides horses

Name: Sierra Ballard

Hometown: Carlsbad, New Mexico

Undergraduate institution: Texas Christian University

MA Program: Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration

Dream Job: Working in the field of energy development or energy security

Why I came to Korbel: Denver is a great city and Korbel makes it super easy to make your degree what you want it to be. Also, it’s not as cut throat and competitive as DC, I can be in a great program and still enjoy life through graduate school J

Favorite Grad School distraction:going to ride some jumping horses

I hope to intern with: I am not exactly sure on my internship as of right now. The World Trade Center in Denver would be great or an NGO!

Brad Miller and Tara Stenbakken love football. My general feelings on football are: College football is the best, GO FROGS! It’s always nice to have a good reason to take a break and have a beer!