Scholarships are being funded by Taxes on Marijuana

Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash
Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash

Stillwater Oklahoma’s reported that “Marijuana-funded scholarship sending kids to college”

“Some Pueblo County (Colorado) students will head to college next fall, with help from taxes on marijuana.

County officials announced that their cannabis-funded college scholarship has tripled in funding since it began in 2015, making it possible for a record amount of Pueblo students to go to college.”

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The 2018 College Prep Scholars Program deadline is March 21, 2018.


The 2018 College Prep Scholars Program application is now open! Apply by March 21, 2018. Apply @

The QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program gives outstanding low-income high school juniors an early advantage in college admissions.

College Prep Scholars are uniquely prepared to gain admission and full scholarships to top-tier colleges through QuestBridge. The majority are also selected as Finalists for the National College Match. Being selected as a College Prep Scholar is a notable distinction that celebrates your achievements and gives you an early start in applying to college.

Financial Qualifications

College Prep Scholars typically come from households earning less than $65,000 annually for a family of four with minimal assets. This is not a strict cut-off and we encourage students who feel they have faced significant financial hardship to review these financial details carefully to see if they may qualify.

Academic Achievement

We seek students who have demonstrated high academic achievement. The following is based on profiles of past College Prep Scholars, and are not strict cut-offs:


Academic Criteria
Grades and rigor of high school curriculum Mostly A’s in the most challenging courses available (usually including Honors, AP, and/or IB level courses).
Class rank Top 5-10% of your graduating class.
Standardized test scores PSAT or SAT scores >1280
ACT composite score >27

We also recommend submitting any ACT Aspire, AP, IB, or SAT Subject Test scores.

Additional criteria We also look for evidence of strong writing ability, intellectual spark, and determination through essays and teacher/counselor recommendations.


Focus on your routine work by opening Websites in new window

Photo by Jean Gerber on Unsplash
Photo by Jean Gerber on Unsplash

As you know your GPA can be an important factor in snagging a scholarship. Your success can increase exponentially if you are able to focus on the task at hand.

If you work regularly on a computer project and don’t want to be interrupted by social media, etc. then open all the Websites you work with in a new window.

Here’s how to do it in Google Chrome:
1) Create a ‘bookmark folder’ by right-clicking on the bookmark bar and select ‘add folder’
2) Click on the tab of one of the Websites you want to add to the folder. Drag the tab down and it will open separately in a new window.
3) Click on the ‘Star’ at the end of the URL field and then add it to the folder you created (you may need to select ‘choose another folder’ by clicking on the down arrow)
4) Close that window
4) Repeat steps 2, 3 and 4 for each Website you want to use in your project
5) When all Websites are added to folder, ‘Right-Click’ on the folder and select ‘Open all __ in new window’

Learned this tip by reading which referred to a LifeHacker article.

Waffle House waitress gets scholarship after her kindness goes viral

Teen Waffle House waitress shows kindness to elderly man and is rewarded with a college scholarship when this photo went viral.
Teen Waffle House waitress shows kindness to elderly man and is rewarded with a college scholarship when this photo went viral. reported…

“An act of kindness has reaped a huge reward for one Texas teen.

Evoni Williams, who works in a La Marque, Texas, Waffle House to save money for college, was photographed by a diner as she helped a 78-year-old man cut his food into small, chewable pieces during her shift.” Source: Yahoo

Someone posted a photo of her kindness and then the city,  Texas Southern University and others recognized her.

What a great story!

YOURS is a great story, too.  Good luck to you! Never give up!

Congrats, Evonni “Nini” Williams!