Pay Off Your Student Loans With Volunteer Work Through SponsorChange Amid the great music and movies (and, yes, parties) that will light up Austin, Texas, next month during the South by Southwest festival, a small nonprofit called SponsorChange.org will receive a community service award for finding a way to help college graduates battle student loan debt by volunteering. If you have a student loan (and we're guessing you do—the researchers at ProjectOnStudentDebt.org say seven of 10 college students who graduated in 2013 owed money on a student loan, averaging nearly $30,000 in debt each) or would love to help others knock down those payments, you'll want to know about SponsorChange. Here's how it works: Graduates with student loan debt sign up to volunteer at organizations that need manpower. The grads help their community by putting in hours toward that organization's goals.
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The Anti-Thiel Fellowship: $100,000 To Students Who Stay In School And Work On Their Ideas Every year, Peter Thiel offers a select group of entrepreneurial college students $100,000 and the promise of mentorship to quit school and work on their passion projects. Michael Baum, a serial entrepreneur who most recently founded the big data company Splunk, does the opposite: He offers teams of student entrepreneurs $100,000 and mentorship to work on their dream projects--while still staying in school. Baum launched his initiative, Founder.org, as a way to bridge the gap between school and having a successful company. In 2013, Founder.org received over 300 applications and selected 10 teams from its dozens of partner schools. This year, nearly 1,000 applications yielded 10 winning teams and 40 finalist teams that will be eligible for prizes during the year-long accelerator's annual Founder Forum.
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Ben and Jerry's Foundation Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc. undertook a public stock offering to support its ongoing growth. The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation was created at the same time, with an initial gift from Ben of 50,000 shares and an unprecedented decision of the company’s Board of Directors to commit 7 ½% of the company’s annual pretax profits to philanthropy. Foundation and company staff held a retreat with experts in social change work and philanthropy to think about the Foundation’s strategies and effectiveness. The outcome?
IELTS Preparation: Listening and Speaking In my previous post, I talked about IELTS preparation with a focus on the reading section of the exam. In this space, I will try to present some solutions to the challenges that students face in preparing their listening and speaking skills for those sections. You may doubt your own English language abilities, but it is possible to achieve a good IELTS score if you follow certain handy tips, and, needless to say, keep on practicing. Writing College Scholarship Thank You Letters Make Them Glad They Did Scholarships make it possible for thousands of students every year to attend college. For many college-bound students, the right scholarship can mean the difference between continuing their education or abandoning their personal and professional ambitions.
Apply GrantsKeepers of the Earth Fund[English] [Français] [Español] Our goal through the Keepers of the Earth Fund is to increase access to funding for Indigenous communities and support Indigenous-led projects that create greater Indigenous control of Indigenous assets.We support strategies that address culturally appropriate Indigenous development (e.g., land use and conservation, traditional decision-making, climate change, food security, etc.).FUNDING CRITERIAAll applicants must: be an Indigenous-led grassroots/local organization or group.have an organizational bank account or access to a fiscal sponsor; copies of fiscal sponsor’s terms and requirements will be requested.ensure project activities will be completed outside of the United States. Grant amounts range between $250 and $20,000 USD.