Scholarship Saturday – September 20, 2014

The deadlines for the scholarships that were on this list have passed. To see scholarships that are still accepting applications, visit more recent Scholarship Saturday posts.

It’s on us to end campus sexual assaults

On Friday, President Barack Obama announced an initiative to help end campus sexual assault. The initiative is called “It’s On Us.” The idea behind the program is that sexual assault should be something that is important to everyone, not just those affected by sexual assault. Everyone should be doing something to help end sexual assaults.

A website for the initiative was unveiled on Friday morning and features a video with huge star power. Hollywood stars seen in the video include John Hamm, Kerry Washington, Rose Byrne, Connie Britton and Mayim Bialik. In addition, comedian Joel McHale, musicians Questlove, Common and Randy Jackson, and NBA all-star Kevin Love also participate. The 32-second video message is, “it’s on us, all of us, to stop sexual assault.”

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California public universities required to share graduate outcome information

Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation yesterday requiring California State Universities to publish labor market outcome information online. SB 1022, authored by State Senator Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar), will make information such as salary earning and job placement statistics available to students and parents on the university websites. While the bill requires CSU campuses to provide this information relating to graduates of their undergraduate programs, the bill only requests University of California campuses to do the same.

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Affordable college counseling available through Chegg

Laptop by John Loo licensed by CC BY 2.0

Laptop by John Loo licensed by CC BY 2.0

Chegg, the company known for textbook rentals and, announced Tuesday they now offer affordable college counseling. The cost is $24 per hour. In addition, Chegg has partnered with the Center for Student Opportunity (CSO) to offer two hours of free college counseling for first-generation low-income students who sign up through The service connects college-bound students with a network of counselors via video, audio and/or text.

Students wishing to receive college counseling can visit InstaEDU to find college counselors who can help them with various area of the college admissions process. Examples of services available include college research suggestions, college list formation, and application and essay review. The college counselors have a wide range of experience including a former Director of Admissions at Stanford University to current financial aid counselors. College counseling is currently available by appointment, but Chegg hopes to offer on-demand counseling in the future.

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Scholarships with October deadlines

The deadlines for the scholarships that were on this list have passed. Please visit the current list of October Scholarships.