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Spring Break - A Perfect Time to Apply for Scholarships; Online Scholarships Easier Than Ever for Tech-Savvy Students

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2007-03-14 06:13:42     
American Fire Sprinkler Association

What are your plans for Spring Break -- playful, i.e. fun in the sun, or practical, i.e. looking for ways to afford ever-rising higher education costs? Why not both?! Spring break is a great time for students to let loose and still have time to apply for scholarship monies to help finance their higher education.

We are taught that money is earned, not freely given and although mostly true, scholarships are an exception. Unlike the scholarships of yesteryear, today's scholarships are increasingly accessible via the Internet and easier than ever!

Out with tired 1,000-word scholarship essays on life challenges and resulting lessons learned, and in with a whole new breed of online scholarship contests like the American Fire Sprinkler Association's (AFSA) National Scholarship Contest, http://www.afsascholarship.org , which awards ten scholarships -- $2,000 each -- annually to ten Web-savvy seniors.

Taking roughly a half-hour to complete, AFSA's scholarship yields big returns for students and increases awareness of the fire protection industry. Applicants are asked to read a passage about fire sprinklers -- which describes their history, how they operate to save lives and property, and the types of careers available in the industry -- and take a ten-question reading comprehension quiz. For each correctly answered question, students receive one entry into the scholarship drawing. A total of ten entries into the drawing are possible per person.

To be eligible, applicant must be a high school senior continuing his/her education at a trade, college or university and a U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident. Applications will be accepted through Friday, April 13, 2007 noon CDT. This scholarship does not take into account applicant's race, gender, religion, financial-need, or any other demographical designation. Winners of the random drawing will be posted by May 7, 2007 at http://www.afsascholarship.org . Chances of winning depend on total entries received. Enter to WIN at http://www.afsascholarship.org .

About AFSA

Established in 1981, the American Fire Sprinkler Association is an international association representing fire sprinkler contractors, manufacturers and suppliers of fire sprinkler products, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction. AFSA is dedicated to the educational and professional advancement of the automatic fire sprinkler industry.

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