Great Career Scholarships
Accountant? Lawyer? Teacher? Honorable professions, sure, but you’re looking to pursue something with a little more incandescence. Read on for scholarships in careers so hot even Smokey the Bear is thinking of changing occupations.
Career on fire: Hispanic Marketing
Why it’s hot: The Hispanic workforce is expected to grow from 12.4 percent to 14.7 percent by 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Smokin’ scholarship: Pablo J. Lopez Memorial Scholarship
Money to burn Each semester, one $2,500 scholarship is awarded to a student in Florida State University’s (Tallahassee, FL) Hispanic marketing program based on financial need, résumé, and an essay.
Career on fire Social Justice
Why it’s hot: People in these careers make the world a better place to live.
Smokin’ scholarship: Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Money to burn: A maximum of $6,000 is granted to students active in civil rights, economic justice, and establishing a peaceful society.
Why it’s hot: It’s one of the most rapidly expanding professions, and supply does not meet demand.
Smokin’ scholarship: National Health Service Corps Scholarships
Money to burn: hose pursuing a career in specific medical occupations such as psychiatrist or nurse practitioner vie for a four-year, tuition- and expense-free college education, plus 12 monthly stipend payments per year of scholarship support.
Career on fire: Homeland Security
Why it’s hot: Given 9/11 and the Madrid and London bombings, the world needs all the help it can get when it comes to fighting terrorism.
Money to burn: is for students interested in science and technology that can be applied to the DHS mission, which is to prevent, deter, protect, and respond to terrorist attacks and threats and hazards to the nation. DHS also pledges to ensure safe and secure borders, while welcoming lawful immigrants and visitors.