$1,000 for Student Volunteers at Conference and Trade Show in Boston

From Boston College Career Center Blog:

Ten $1,000 Student Student volunteers and scholarship applicants are needed for the 84th Annual Conference & Trade Show in Boston, MA, which will take place July 24-28, 2009.  Attending and volunteering at the Annual Conference & Trade Show is an invaluable experience for students to learn from and network with industry professionals.  All students who volunteer will receive full conference registration.  IAAM Foundation Student Scholarships are a great way to further offset trip expenses.  This year up to 10 student scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded.

For more information visit IAAM.

Ethnic Scholarships Racist?

First off, everyone is ethnic because everyone has an ethnicity and we can’t think of one ethnic group that doesn’t have scholarships for students.

I took a poll around the office to make sure that I’m not crazy (well, that one came back inconclusive) to think that scholarships based on ethnicity are not racist. I have to admit, it never occurred to me that anyone would think that until I read a post from a student this morning. Her post led me to this article about how some kids in Boston are saying that scholarships directed towards students of color are racist.


Anyone that has ever searched for scholarships knows that there are scholarships for anything, and everything, under the sun! I have seen scholarships for tall people, wearing Duck Tape to prom, and for having the last name Zolp. Each group has the right to raise money and distribute it as the group sees fit.

It’s silly to tell a group that they can’t help students who believe in thier mission get throught school.  Happy scholarship hunting!