Outside Scholarships

Ashland University intends to give students who receive an outside scholarship the maximum benefit possible. Students are required to report to the Financial Aid Office, in writing, the name of the scholarship and the amount awarded for each academic year as soon as the student becomes aware of his/her eligibility for the outside award. The outside grant or scholarship will be added to the other aid the student is entitled to, as long as total financial aid does not exceed a student’s need or cost of attendance.

Your outside scholarship search for the following academic year should start in the fall. Some helpful websites for national scholarship searches are www.finaid.org, www.fastweb.com and www.collegeboard.com. You should also check with your hometown’s Chamber of Commerce, Education Foundations, City Hall or even with your high school’s guidance counselor to learn about local sources of funding. Below is a list of outside scholarship sources that have been sent to Ashland University to disseminate to our students.

Outside Scholarships Finder

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Zonta Club of Sandusky Area - is offering a $500 scholarship to an
Erie County female student. The scholarship is restricted to the
non-traditional student returning to an accredited institute of higher
learning after a period of time in which her formal education was
interrupted. Minimum age for application is 23. Interested candidates
must complete an application and short essay. For further information
and/or an application, contact Diane McNutt at 419-433-4057. Receipt
deadline for completed applications is July 31.
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Are you a poet and know it?  No, keep your kicks on…

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  • First Prize of $3,000
  • Second Place Prize of $2,000
  • Third Place Prizes of $1,000


Winners will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • GPA (30%)
  • Originality and creativity (30%)
  • Emotional impact of essay submission (20%)
  • Relevance to topic (20%)
  • Applications with persistent spelling or grammatical errors will not be considered
  • In the event of a tie, Zenni reserves the right to hold a runoff, taking new factors into consideration


To enter, beginning November 15, 2014, submit a complete scholarship Application online no later than April 1, 2015 11:59pm PT.

  • Limit one (1) Application per person.
  • All applicants must be United States citizens, either high-school seniors who have been accepted to an accredited university or students currently enrolled at an accredited university in the U.S.
  • Must be written in English, with correct spelling and grammar, and no more than 250 words.
  • Here are some dos and don'ts. Mostly don'ts. Don't use a poem you've published anywhere before. We'll know. Don't be hating on anyone or any group. We hate hate speech! Do write your poem in English. Don't get creative with spelling or grammar.
  • Application must include name and contact information, and background and academic details.
  • No substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages will be accepted once you have submitted your original Application.
  • File formats: pdf.
  • File Naming Convention: Please upload your files in the following format:

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- See more at: http://www.zennioptical.com/scholarship-poetry-contest#sthash.LpjA3GYb.dpuf


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Learn more at:  http://www.signal.co/your-journey-ahead-scholarship-signal/

There’s a saying that goes “Life is a journey, not a destination.”  That is, we’re shaped by the journeys that we embark on more so than where we actually end up, with both our past and future journeys shaping the choices that we make today.

At Signal, we use marketing and technology data to help our clients’ businesses map and improve their customers’ journey, rather than just focusing on the bottom line of what they bought at a store. And as you begin your college journey, we want to hear about what in your past has led you to this path, and what you think your college journey will mean for your future.

To help facilitate your college path in technology, marketing, and/or entrepreneurship, Signal is pleased to offer two undergraduate students in these fields a scholarship prize. The winner will receive $1,500, and the runner-up will receive $500 to use towards your college education journey as you study technology, marketing, and/or entrepreneurship.

To apply for our scholarship, please write a 500+ word essay detailing the legs of your journey, so to speak. How has your life up until now prepared you for college? How do you think college will change your future path? Are there any roadblocks you’ve had to overcome, and if so, how did they affect your journey? Looking further down the line, how will college prepare you for the journey towards your desired career?

Feeling creative? Take a photo or create a slideshow that shows how your journey has shaped you- it’s not required, but these extra efforts are more likely to catch our eye when we’re choosing our scholarship winners!

Submit your essay and any accompanying image files to scholarship@signal.co with the subject line “Signal Scholarship Entry.” Signal’s team will choose the winners after the deadline and announce them on The Beacon blog.  No payment or purchase required to entry

The Fine Print

To apply for the scholarship, applicant must be a student currently enrolled at a 2-year or 4-year college or university,  recognized by the U.S. Department of Education,  in the United States.

Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors

  • Applicant must have a cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale and be enrolled full-time at an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university in the United States for Fall 2014.
  • Applicant must use the scholarship toward undergraduate program (i.e. Graduate and Masters programs not eligible).
  • Applicants must be studying or planning to study the fields of technology, marketing, and/or entrepreneurship.
  • If the applicant or the applicant’s parent/legal guardian is employed by Signal at the time of award, the student is not eligible for the scholarship. Eligibility of finalists will be verified before winners are selected.

 Description of Scholarship Funds

The selected winner will receive a one-time $1,500 educational scholarship (runner-up will receive a $500 award) to be applied to qualified expenses, including graduate and undergraduate tuition, fees, books and on-campus room and board for the 2014-2015 academic year. Funds are provided by Signal. Payments issued by Signal are made payable to the student’s approved college or university and mailed after 2/1/2015 directly to the accredited college or university last designated by the student.

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Youngstown Alumnae Panhellenic is offering a $1500 scholarship for the 2014-15 school year to an undergraduate who is an active member of a National Panhellenic Conference Sorority. 

Applicant must be:

  • a full-time sophomore, junior, or non-graduating senior woman
  • resides in Mahoning, Trumbull, or Columbiana County in the state of Ohio

Award will be based on:

  • financial need
  • leadership
  • sorority participation

Deadline to Apply:  April 1, 2014

Application can be downloaded from website http://youngstownalumnaepanhellenic.weebly.com/scholarship.html.

Mail completed application and other requested documentations to:

Chris Grabert

7728 Silver Fox Drive

Youngstown, OH  44512

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This $1,000 scholarship is offered by the Samaritan Hospital Foundation. It is open to a graduating high school senior accepted in to a college/university offering an accredited nursing program, with the intent of pursuing an RN degree. Scholarships are available to residents of Ashland County or employees of Samaritan Regional Helath System (and their dependents)or Applications are due by April 29th and are available in the Financial Aid Office.

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Deadline:  February 15, 2015

Award:  up to $500

For college students and young writers from all over the world:

Bid4papers announces an international essay writing competition. Show your creativity and writing skills, take part in this contest, and win $500 doing what you like most – composing.


Write an essay “Education In 50 Years: A Futurist’s Perspective

Be creative, use your imagination, and try to cover some of the following questions in your essay:

How do you imagine education of the future? What will it look like? Will technologies play an important role to education process? What will the role of a teacher be? What will a student of the future look like?

  • Language: English
  • Style: academic, non-academic
  • Length: 750 to 1,500 words
  • Format: PDF or Word document
  • Participants must be 25 years and younger.

To enter the Contest, email your submission, including your full name and “Education In 50 Years Contest” in the email subject line, to contact@bid4papers.com. One submission per person, please!

The best in-house writers of Bid4papers.com will evaluate your essays for originality, creativity, proper grammar, spelling & punctuation.


  • 1st place prize – $500
  • 2nd place prize – $200
  • The most interesting and creative essays will be published on our Facebook for you to have a chance of winning our special 3rd prize! An author of the essay with more likes will become the owner of 3Doodler 3D Printing Pen!

Winners will be announced on February, 25, and they will be notified via email. Plus, we will publish their works in our blog and share them via our social media profiles.

Please share this opportunity with your friends and family by tweeting #essaycontest, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Google Plus. (Not required, but appreciated.)

Need more details? Submit your questions to: contact@bid4papers.com or leave a comment below.

Good luck with your submission!

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Deadline:  December 14, 2014 and awarded by December 19, 2014.

Requirements:  600-1000 word essay:  Clearly outline three keys to successfully balancing parenthood, working, and excelling in school.

Eligibility:  Criteria listed 

  • Is a full or part-time student who is in an accredited U.S. post-secondary educational institution (including, but not limited to, college, university or trade school, or similarly accredited program) with a current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher at that institution; and
  • Has worked an average of at least twelve (12) hours for each of the previous four (4) weeks at the time of applying; and
  • Is a residential parent of at least one minor child; and
  • Is a legal resident of the United States of America; and
  • Is currently enrolled and furthering his or her education at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution or program; and
  • Is eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of applying; and
  • Completes and submits the official Application form within the relevant periods for the periodic scholarships to be awarded.

Scholarship Amount:  $1,000

Application found on their website http://www.job-applications.com/scholarships/ .





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Wooster Community Hospital is offering a Senior RN Student Scholarship Program for BSN students graduating in 2014 for expenses between $2,000-$6,000.


For more information contact:

Loraine Frank-Lightfoot, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer at 330-263-8138 or online www.woosterhospital.org or email jmurphy@wchosp.org

Deadline:  December 31, 2013



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Learn more by going to:  http://www.whistlerpremier.com/scholarship

Annual $500 Scholarship Award From Whistler Premier


Whistler Premier, one of British Columbia's finest resorts wishes to expand their marketing of their vacation packages such as their Spring Stay Specials. The goal is to make the resort a first choice in vacation destinations for US and Canadian visitors.

The Challenge

Write a unique, creative essay of a minimum of 700 words that can be used as a promotion for Whistler Premier in British Columbia as a vacation destination. Students may choose to compose an essay on one of these two topics:

  • Describe how you would effectively market a vacation rental property in Whistler, British Columbia.
  • Describe 5 local attractions, sight-seeing and entertainment venues in Whistler, British Columbia.

The Reward

A $500 scholarship will be awarded to the student submitting the most creative and well written entry. Whistler Premier's panel of Executives will judge the entries for originality as well as creativity.

The winning essay writer may also be given the opportunity to interview for a position in Whistler Premier's marketing division. The position possible may be full time for a student graduating within a year or for underclassman student, an internship may be possible.

What is Required

Entries will be judged based on how well instructions were followed, including the 700 word minimum, creativity, clear presentation of the topic and originality.

Who is Eligible

All US and Canadian, high school, university and college students are eligible to enter. Each student entering may enter only one time.

If all or part of an entry is found to be plagiarized, the entry will be immediately disqualified. Whistler Premier will become the sole owner of all entries and none will be returned to entrants. It is not necessary to make a purchase or pay a fee to enter.

Whistler Premier will pay the award by check directly to the college or university the student attends to be applied to his or her tuition payment.

When is the Deadline

August 15th, 2014 12:00 PM CST, Anually.

Entries submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

How Entries are to be Submitted

Entries are to be emailed to scholarship@whistlerpremier.com. Entries may be attached as a MS Word doc if student uses a PC or a TextEdit file for students using a Mac computer.

Please be sure to include all required information with the entry or disqualification may result.

Submissions must include the following:

  • Name
  • Email Address
  • Street Address
  • City
  • State or Province
  • Zip or Postal Code
  • Phone Number
  • Name of College or University student is attending along with its address, student's major and the date student expects to graduate.

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Go to:  http://www.wellcentive.com/medical-scholarship-for-veterans/


Submissions due March 15th, 2015. The winner will be announced March 31st, 2015

Applicant Essay Topics

Please choose one of the two questions provided for your essay. Essays should be limited to 500 words or less.

  1. How has your military service inspired you to pursue a career in healthcare?
  2. What do you think is the biggest problem facing our healthcare system today?

Applicant Requirements

Applicant must be either a current medical student at an accredited medical school within the United States or a pre-med major at an accredited undergraduate university in the coming academic year. Applicants must have a minimum 2.8 GPA.
Applicants must submit an official copy of their transcript.

How to Apply

To apply for the Wellcentive Medical Scholarship, please complete our online application.

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Are you a woman residing in Wayne County? 

Learn more by going to:  http://www.waynewomen.com/forms/WayneCountyWomensNetworkScholarship2014.pdf



Wayne County Women’s Network Scholarship

The Wayne County Women's Network is an organization that supports the professional development of women in Wayne County through networking and recognizing and celebrating achievements.

The Wayne County Women’s Network is offering financial assistance in the form of a scholarship to help a Wayne County woman achieve success in her profession. This scholarship can be used to continue education for professional development either in a degreed or a certification program.

Must be a female at least 21 years old

Must reside in Wayne County, Ohio

Must be enrolled in a professional development program for either certification or an advanced degree

Must provide 3 references

Must have good financial credit and no criminal record

Award Availability:

A scholarship of up to $1,000.00 awarded annually. Funds will be available by February 1, 2014


All applications and supporting documents must be received by mail by November 1, 2013

Scholarships Awarded on the basis of:

A demonstration of career goals , potential commitment, and future ability of the applicant to make a significant contribution to their chosen profession

An understanding and appreciation of professional networking

Community Service Involvement

Past Academic Performance

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10.31.14   |   Wanda June Humphrey Nursing Scholarship

Wanda June Humphrey was a registered nurse who provided care to the community of Shelby for over 26 years. Always the visionary, she recognized the
need for nurses to continually embrace life-long learning.

The Wanda June Humphrey Nursing Scholarship was established to financially assist a registered nurse who is attending a higher learning institution to
obtain a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree.

Applicants for the Wanda June Humphrey Nursing Scholarship must meet the following criteria.
-        Hold an active Registered Nurse license in the State of Ohio
-        Accepted into an accredited BSN program
-        Reside in Richland County, OH
-        Provide proof of enrollment for the upcoming term
-        Be employed while attending school
-        Submit the application prior to the deadline
Applications must be received by Friday, November 21. Electronic grant application and submission instructions are available at our website at
www.theshelbyfoundation.org . If you have questions, please call Carrie Kemerer at 419-342-3686 or email to carrie@theshelbyfoundation.org .
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Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States.
  • Must be the dependent of an associate (employee) of any division of Walmart who has been actively employed with Walmart for at least six consecutive months as of March 14, 2014. Dependents of Walmart Board of Directors and dependents of Walmart officers (vice president and above) are not eligible to apply.
  • Must be a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between August 1, 2013 and July 31, 2014.
  • Must have financial need and be able to demonstrate the need with required documents. (Note: Students with other funds that pay entirely for tuition, books, fees, and on-campus room and board are ineligible.)

Application Deadline: March 14, 2014

Go to website for application and more details:  https://walmart.scholarsapply.org/dependent/

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Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital - Scholarships of up to $1,000 each for
students in the allied health fields. Must be a resident in the
Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital service area, officially accepted into an
accredited nursing or allied health program. Contact Public Relations at
330-334-2976 or 1-800-828-1789, extension 2976 for an application
packet. Deadline for receipt of completed applications is June 10.

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The Virginia M. Wagner Educational Grant honors the effort and scholarship of a woman who is attending a college or university to earn a bachelors, masters, or doctoral degree. Awards range up to $3000. Applicants must be a resident of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, or Wisconsin. Applicants are judged according to effort towards education, scholarship, extra-curricular activities, need, and general impression. Applications are due by January 15th and are available in the Financial Aid Office.

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USA Funds Access to Education Scholarships will award renewable
scholarships to students with financial need. They plan to award up to 3
million in new scholarships to full-time and half-time undergrads and
full-time graduates as long as the student remains continuously enrolled
and maintains a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Program details and
applications also are available by visiting www.usafunds.org.
Or you may fax an application request with the students name and
mailing address to CSFA at 1-888-546-4107. Applications will be accepted
online beginning Dec 15 through Feb 15.

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Us Bank is offering 40 $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors and college undergraduates. Winners are selected in a random drawing. Applications will be accepted through March 30th. Apply online at www.usbank.com/scholarship.

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The UNCF Merck Science Initiative is an innovative approach that creates opportunities in the biological, chemical and engineering sciences for African American students throughout the country.  You can apply online at http://umsi.uncf.org/applyonline by December 5. 

Contact information:  phone 202-810-0331; fax 202-234-0225; or email uncfmerck@uncf.org .

Undergraduates can receive up to $25,000 in Science Research scholarships with internship, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Eligible criteria:  college juniors with science or engineering majors and 3.3 GPA.

Graduates  can receive Science Research Dissertation Fellowships up to $53.300 with mentoring and networking opportunities.  

Eligible criteria:  Ph.D. or equivalent degree candidates engaged in dissertation research in the biological, chemical or engineering fields.

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UNCF/Merck Science Initiative Scholarships & Fellowships

The UNCF Merck Science Initiative is an innovative approach that creates opportunities in the biological, chemical, and engineering sciences for African American students throughout the country.  You can apply online at http://umsi.uncf.org/applyonline  by December 5. 

Contact information:  Phone 202-810-0331; Fax 202-234-0225; or Email uncfmerck@uncf.org

Undergraduates can receive up to $25,000 in Science Research scholarships with internship, mentoring and networking opportunities.  Eligibility criteria:  college juniors with science or engineering majors and 3.3 GPA.

Graduates can receive Science Research Dissertation Fellowships up to $53,300 with mentoring and networking opportunities.  Eligibility criteria:  Ph.D. or equivalent degree candidates engaged in dissertation research in the biological, chemical, or engineering fields.

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Tylenol Scholarship - Apply today to receive one of twenty $5,000
grants or 150 $1,000 grants being offered to undergraduate and graduate
students in health-related fields of study. Go to www.Tylenol.com/scholarship for applications and information. Application Deadline: May 15.

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Our first scholarship contest challenges entrants to write a (typed) one-page personal story in which you explain how you have helped a member of your community achieve a personal or academic goal. Show us how you have helped someone, either in school, at work, in a sports league, volunteer organization, or other realm of life by being a leader, a teacher, or simply a good friend. Your essay should describe in detail the person you have helped, the challenge or struggle you helped them overcome, and what insights you gained in the process.

Please follow the guidelines listed below.

Criteria for Scholarship Entry:

Eligible students must:

  • Be enrolled in an accredited high school, college or university in the United States
  • Currently be in their senior year of high school or enrolled as an undergraduate in a U.S accredited post-secondary institution
  • Hold academic “Good Standing” at current institution (not on academic probation or suspension)
  • Have a current cumlulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (or equivalent)

Essay Submission Details:

Please provide the following:

  • Your typed, one-page essay in a legible font (Times New Roman, Arial, or other common, legible font; 12 pt) with your full name, email address, phone number, and home address at the top
  • Printed, official transcript or statement of your GPA from your school

Optional, not required:

  • A list of any relevant volunteer experience that helps support your story. For any experience listed, please provide:
  • Name of the Organization
  • Brief (1-2 sentence) description of work performed
  • Number of service hours performed
  • Contact information of Supervisor and Organization: Name, Phone Number, and Email address

Scholarship Deadline: All entries must be postmarked by July 31, 2014.

Please note, entries must be submitted via U.S. mail to the mailing address below. Any entry received via e-mail or fax will not be accepted. No other additional documents or forms (letters of recommendations, etc.) are required.

Other Important  Scholarship Information:

  • All entry information can be found on this page; there is no formal application form to fill out.
  • Students may only submit one entry per contest period.
  • Your example does not need to involve tutoring; your essay can describe any experience in which you have helped another person achieve their goals.

Winner Selection Process: Once entries are received, they will be read by a selection committee composed of experienced tutors. The decision of the committee will be based on which essay exemplifies the greatest level of commitment to helping others and achieving a goal. The winning student will be selected and notified  of their $500 prize by August 31, 2014, for the Fall Semester.

Please address and send all materials to:

Tutor The People, LLC Scholarship Essay Submission 87 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10013


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Tutor the People is committed to its mission of helping unprivileged students gain access to higher education, particularly for those who live in low socioeconomic areas. We believe that in order to create opportunities for entire communities, we must first devote attention to individuals and lead others by example.

Check out their website:  http://tutorthepeople.com/scholarship/

Deadline:  July 31, 2014


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Transplant Recipients International Organization - Michael J. Corea Memorial Scholarship - $1,000. Applicant must: be an Ohio resident; be an organ/tissue candidate, recipient, or living donor; have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater; submit a statement describing how transplantation influences his/her life (250 - 300 words); provide a copy of the acceptance letter to an accredited college, university, or trade/technical certificate program (if an incoming freshman or returning adult student. For questions: TRIO Cleveland@hotmail.com or call 440-473-8979. Deadline for applications is June 30.

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The Newcomer Funeral Homes and Crematories are offering scholarships of $1,000 annually to local college students pursuing a degree in nursing. Applicants must reside in a community served by a Newcomer Funeral Home. Applications are due by January 31 and are available in the Financial Aid Office. For more information, visit www.newcomerfamily.com/scholarship

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Eligibility Requirements
  • US Citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrolled as full-time Freshman, Sophomore and Junior student at an accredited 4-year university in the United States
  • Must be able to verify enrollment
  • Employees and affiliates of TicketCity and immediate families not eligible
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
Application Requirements
  • One entry per contestant (Contestants who submit more than one entry will be disqualified)
  • Must fill out application completely with correct information
Essay Requirements
  • Essays must be typed and double spaced
  • Word count of 500-800 (max)
  • Essays will be judged based on coherence, originality, quality, voice and style
Picture/Video Requirements
  • One picture per essay that MUST complement the essay
  • Videos may be used in place of Photos
  • There is no minimum length of video, but videos should not exceed one minute
  • One $3,000 award to the overall winner
  • Payment will go directly to the winner’s university
  • Funds may go to any educational expenses, not just tuition
  • Application Deadline: November 11, 2015
  • Notification Date: On or around November 20, 2015
Notice on all submitted Content
  • All submitted essays, pictures and videos will become a property of TicketCity and may be published on our website or in marketing materials in whole or in part.
Essay Topics
  • Describe why sporting events are important to the culture of a university?
  • What sporting event has had a major impact on your life and why?
  • What is your favorite game-day tradition at your University and why?

Apply at:  http://auploader.com/ticketcity.com/

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