Hoover High Event

Shay had a great time speaking at Hoover. Go Cardinals!

I had the honor of going back to my alma mater and speaking to the entire senior class about personal finance. We had groups of almost 100 kids come in for hour-long workshops. They were surprised to learn that they would not be able to credit cards after they graduate and thrilled to learn about credit unions. I had a great time working with the staff and students at Hoover and I look forward to working with them again.

Read what Vice Principle Kinlaw had to say about my visit.

Be well.

$10,000 Scholarship from Penny Arcade

Each year Penny Arcade recognizes one student shown to have the most potential to positively impact the game industry via a $10,000 academic scholarship.

FAQ
Am I eligible for the scholarship?

As long as you meet the following criteria, yes!

1. Must be a full-time student attending an accredited college or university in the United States during the 2009-2010 academic school year (you must be currently enrolled in a program to be eligible; high school seniors are not eligible).
2. Must have the intention to enter the game industry in some capacity.
3. Major: Any field.
4. GPA: 3.3 minimum on a 4.0 scale.

Can I apply for someone else or on behalf of someone else?
No. The application and letter must be completed by the intended recipient of the scholarship.

When will the winner be notified?
A congratulatory letter will be sent in July of 2009. The award is contingent upon your written acceptance, to be returned within three weeks of the date of the letter.

What if I have a question that isn’t on this FAQ?
Feel free to send an email to scholarship@penny-arcade.com

$5750 Scholarship for Artist in Oregon

The Sub Pop Scholarship

Sub Pop Records in Seattle, WA is offering $5750 worth of college scholarship money to an eligible high school senior. To apply for this scholarship you must be a resident of Washington or Oregon, and a graduating senior on your way to full-time enrollment at an accredited university or college. We are looking for an applicant who is involved and/or interested in music and/or the creative arts in some way.

To apply for this scholarship we would like you to submit an essay, no longer than one page, letting us know about some of the following topics:

* What are you doing in the arts/music field in your community?

  • How and/or why did you become interested in artistic outlets?
  • Why do you need this scholarship money?
  • What are your influences and/or who inspires you?
  • Who are some of your favorite bands or artists?

 

Applicants are encouraged to send digital links and provide hard copies of their artwork along with their essay, if relevant. However, please be aware that Sub Pop will not return any of this material, so please don’t send originals. Sub Pop will give equal opportunity to all applicants who fit the criteria outlined above. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is May 1st.

Please send all submissions and attachments to scholarship@subpop.com.