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How best to promote raising scholarship funds?

My friends and I have created a memorial scholarship for a friend who passed away over 10 years ago. Through friends and family we're confident to get to our minimum endowment amount, but we'd want to promote this through Facebook and other means (i.e. events) in order to have an increased potential endowment. Do you have any suggestions/tips, on helping increase the visibility? Most of us don't live in our hometown (where the scholarship will be awarded) but several live within a couple hours drive. We have some ideas but want to hear experience and ideas. Thanks!
posted by sandmanwv on Apr 10, 2014 - 1 answer

How to decide between 2 Grad Programs: Chicago vs Boston

Hey All, I would love some advice. I am not sure what to do. So I am going to grad school in health policy. Option A is to attend a University in Boston. I have applied and been accepted. Now Boston is twice as expensive as the local university in Chicago. However, I plan to apply for a scholarship to attend Boston. I will not find out if I am awarded this scholarship until the summer. If I am a recipient of the scholarship it comes with a 50% tuition waiver. One of the benefits of the scholarship is that there is a leadership development component and you are assigned a mentor, who is a leader in the field, in the Boston area. To apply for the scholarship, I have to commit and accept the offer to attend the school. However, if I do not get the scholarship, I would financially not be able to attend the school. So you might be able to see where this is going. On the one hand, I would like to start looking for housing and a roommate in Boston (I understand cost of living is much higher than Chicago, so I am a little freaked about that) right now, but how can I do this if I do not know if I will be attending the program? [more inside]
posted by TRUELOTUS on Apr 30, 2013 - 9 answers

Ideas for a ~$25,000 grant, First World / Snowflake edition

Assume you had $25,000 to spend on schooling or other professional training certification, what would you do? [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Apr 9, 2013 - 17 answers

How to tell a reviewer they are wrong?

I am an academic, and I need advice on how to word my response to a review for a journal article. [more inside]
posted by pamplemousse of love on Jan 10, 2013 - 22 answers

what tools and models do we have for collaboration in the humanities?

what tools and platforms exist right now which humanists can use to do collaborative research? what models exist of successful humanities collaboration? [more inside]
posted by idlethink on Nov 26, 2012 - 3 answers

Is my reason for doing a Fulbright ETA here good?

I'm applying for a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship (not the research grant) and the country that interests me is one I've never been to or studied extensively. Is that a problem? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 10, 2012 - 6 answers

How do I afford graduate school?

I notified that I was accepted in my graduate program rather late (As in last week). I've decided to accept, but I have no clue how to go about getting loans. Bonus Q: What're the options for scholarships when it comes to grad school? More inside. [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Jul 7, 2012 - 10 answers

Can you recommend some good books about the Civil War to me?

I'm doing some research on the nineteenth century in the U.S. and I've realized I need to understand the Civil War better. Can you help me? [more inside]
posted by colfax on Jun 26, 2012 - 15 answers

What should I study?

What should I look into researching regarding language acquisition (ESL) for my masters degree in Japan? [more inside]
posted by GoingToShopping on May 28, 2012 - 5 answers

How do you provide proof of balance when you need money?

Need-based scholarship for international students filter: When you apply for admission at an overseas school, the hosting country requires a proof of balance of a certain amount. When the school offers a need-based scholarship to international students, how do you resolve the conflict between having to have the balance and needing the money? [more inside]
posted by icollectpurses on May 13, 2012 - 13 answers

How do you suggest I proceed with appealing for scholarship funds?

I was not granted scholarship funds for my first year of graduate school. However, per my advisor I do have the option to appeal so I can possibly receive funds for my second year. Have you ever made an appeal for a scholarship or grant? Were you successful in doing so? And finally, do you have any suggestions on how to approach writing the appeal?
posted by helios410 on Mar 5, 2012 - 4 answers

How to set up a scholarship?

How do I set up a small one-time scholarship for college-bound kids at a high school? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Nov 29, 2011 - 5 answers

When to stop/start pushing someone for something you really want?

How much hounding of someone is too much when applying for something like a scholarship or internship? [more inside]
posted by snowysoul on Oct 14, 2011 - 5 answers

ROTC and graduate school at the same time?

Is it reasonable to join ROTC while getting an MPP? [more inside]
posted by mewohu on Jul 15, 2011 - 2 answers

Where should I study abroad?

I have a scholarship to study anywhere in the world. Help me decide! Details inside. [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0 on May 20, 2011 - 8 answers

Trying to decide on Law Schools: Rutgers Newark vs Seton Hall vs Drexel

Trying to decide on Law Schools: Rutgers Newark vs Seton Hall vs Drexel [more inside]
posted by AZNsupermarket on May 9, 2011 - 29 answers

Stipend vs. Fellowship

Science graduate students! How does funding from fellowships affect your stipend? [more inside]
posted by Orange Pamplemousse on Apr 7, 2011 - 11 answers

Are those big scholarship books of any use to prospective grad students?

Are those big scholarship books of any use to prospective grad students? [more inside]
posted by lankford on Mar 24, 2011 - 11 answers

Throw away printed PDFs?

If you're an academic and/or grad student and you've printed out reams and reams of PDFs b/c they're easier to read that way... is it worth keeping them all, just for reference, even if they don't seem immediately applicable to your current projects? Or is an electronic copy enough and can the unwieldy stacks of paper go off to recycling without regret?
posted by shivohum on Jan 27, 2011 - 28 answers

Lax scholarship help?

Are there any sources of funding that I might try for last-minute lacrosse scholarships? [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l on Jan 12, 2011 - 11 answers

$$$$$$

Decent scholarship search engine, anyone ? [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity on Dec 8, 2010 - 6 answers

Help a non-academic develop research skills for a wonky in-depth project

I'm not an academic, not trained in the art of research, and I could use some guidance. I need advice on how to identify and track down sources for a multi-year exploration of a topic. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Dec 7, 2010 - 23 answers

Decline of Pay for Teaching Relative to Other Professions

I read somewhere at one time that the pay for teaching has declined relative to other professions starkly since the early 1900s, but I can't find a site to back this up... too much noise. Anyone have any info on this?
posted by mdpatrick on Oct 3, 2010 - 7 answers

Graduate school grants for international students?

Anyone know of any graduate-level (PhD candidate) grants available to a Chinese girl studying Biology in the US? [more inside]
posted by maize on Aug 25, 2010 - 3 answers

Thanks for the money, I'm gonna spend it all on fancy hats!

Received a small scholarship--any etiquette tips? [more inside]
posted by aka burlap on Aug 18, 2010 - 8 answers

How to write a tactful email

Received a scholarship and the department head is requesting to know the amount. I don't want to tell him. How do I handle this gracefully? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 25, 2010 - 19 answers

Phone interview for a scholarship

What should I do to prepare for a (scholarship) telephone interview? [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin on Jun 22, 2010 - 6 answers

Personal Bail-Out Plan

Which Foundations based in Germany will give me a scholarship to go to a prestigious US College? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on May 11, 2010 - 7 answers

A place to share

I have enough credit to fund five people or organisations for a one year standard account at a dedicated photography hosting website. [more inside]
posted by michswiss on Apr 26, 2010 - 2 answers

Taxes: Hope Credit + Fellowship = WTF?

Any recommendations for an affordable but good accountant/tax preparer in Tempe/Phoenix, AZ? Bonus points for thorough knowledge of graduate student scholarship/fellowship issues. I think I may need to file an amended return -- please hope me! [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Apr 9, 2010 - 2 answers

How to find job/ pay for college

What can I do to make life easier on my family and i? (were broke) [more inside]
posted by xopaigexo on Mar 17, 2010 - 23 answers

Scholarly military history introduction/books/journals

Military history looks like a field where jokers abound. All sorts of people make various claims, and it seems that many of them don't know what they're talking about. How do I, a layperson, get the tools to evaluate claims about military history? [more inside]
posted by Monday, stony Monday on Jan 31, 2010 - 19 answers

Advice for Portuguese Doctor-to-be

Is there any funding out there for international med students in the US? [more inside]
posted by ajliberto on Jan 31, 2010 - 12 answers

Help my friend find political essay contests?

I'm looking for politically themed essay contests with a cash prize for a lecturer in the Political Sciences I know who has just been laid off. [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat on Jan 20, 2010 - 1 answer

Should I have been applying to scholarships instead of spending my summer at the beach?

How common is it for competitive liberal arts applicants to enter graduate school with outside scholarships? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 6, 2010 - 11 answers

Ted Nelson and Vannevar Bush, please forgive me.

I have a word document composed of multiple text files. I'd like to highlight the good parts, push a button, and have those quotes automatically excerpted and pasted into a new document. Bonus points if the title of each article were retained above the respective excerpt. Is there a slick and easy way to do this using mac or web-based applications? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Dec 13, 2009 - 3 answers

Interacting with university presses at a huge conference to our mutual benefit

I'm an author, and I have a great job helping my fellow faculty members publish their books with university presses. Through this job I visit presses one-on-one sometimes, but that is expensive and involves major travel. A huge conference is coming up with 20 of our target presses in attendance, each at a booth. What is the best way to contact them pre-conference to arrange intelligent, mutually meaningful interaction? Should I write to the directors themselves, or is there a more grassroots way to poll university press staffs to get a feel for who wants to meet and discuss their take on scholarly publishing? And what's in this for them, other than the fact that my university is reasonably high on the prestige scale? Any other benefit to them?
posted by anonyme on Dec 8, 2009 - 4 answers

What would it take to set up a scholarship prize?

What would it take to set up a scholarship prize fund for a particular school in a developing country? [more inside]
posted by jonesor on Sep 28, 2009 - 5 answers

For those of us who didn't go to Harvard. . .

Are there any sites or blogs dedicated to pointing out great courses and lectures not to be missed on iTunes U? [more inside]
posted by Ndwright on Sep 27, 2009 - 1 answer

Appropriate way to thank professor/employer

How to thank professor for recommendation letter that got me a scholarship? Slightly complicated. [more inside]
posted by ttyn on May 5, 2009 - 15 answers

Are expensive American undergraduate educations worth it for foreign students?

Is it worth it for a foreign parent to squeeze his budget to manage very expensive undergraduate educations for his children in elite American schools? [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Apr 17, 2009 - 28 answers

One year of protection, hey thanks!

I applied for a scholarship in October, got my rejection in December. Now I get a letter telling me that my "name and social security number was inadvertently exposed to third parties." Can I sue? [more inside]
posted by Precision on Feb 19, 2009 - 15 answers

please hope me.

FAFSAfilter: Received merit-based scholarship for law school at 1X,000 dollars a year. yey!. I filled out FAFSA, and my EFC is the same dollar amount as the scholarship. Does this mean my actual required contribution will be zero? Or are those FAFSA folks already taking my scholarship into account, so that I'll need to contribute 1Xk above and beyond the scholarship? [more inside]
posted by leotrotsky on Jan 27, 2009 - 6 answers

What's the best scholarships website?

Are there any good websites for external scholarships? I recently joined fastweb, and except for getting spammy emails and emails about weird scholarships I couldn't possibly qualify for, I didn't find anything for me. [more inside]
posted by spacefire on Oct 23, 2008 - 3 answers

Can stellar MA grades outweigh poor undergrad marks on PhD scholarship applications?

Am I deluded to think I can land a crucial PhD scholarship with abysmal undergraduate grades? [more inside]
posted by damn yankee on Oct 16, 2008 - 14 answers

Yankee Doodle, read this Book...

Please recommend books (not overly scholarly, but in-depth, if possible) dealing with the causes and issues surrounding the rise of the American Independence movement prior to July 4, 1776. [more inside]
posted by Chrischris on Oct 13, 2008 - 10 answers

NC Free ride?

NC Scholarship? [more inside]
posted by toastchee on Jul 8, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me pay for nursing school

Scholarships for nursing students? [more inside]
posted by serazin on Jul 1, 2008 - 6 answers

How do I locate small scholarships?

What is the best way of locating small scholarships? [more inside]
posted by sugarfish on Jun 20, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me persuade a small philosopher's 'circle' to use the Philosopher's Research Network to distribute papers given at our annual meeting.

Help me persuade a small philosopher's 'circle' to use the Philosopher's Research Network to distribute papers given at our annual meeting. [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea on Apr 1, 2008 - 8 answers

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