$1,000 grant

Discussion in 'College Tennis Talk' started by tennismom42, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. tennismom42

    tennismom42 Semi-Pro

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    Hmmm, so I saw this on the scholarship website I scour daily. Seems like some tennis kid could/should exist that volunteers at an after-school program?? Good luck!

    Provided By: Do Something
    Deadline: September 15, 2009
    Type of Award: Grant
    Amount: $1000
    Awards Available: 15
    Website: http://www.dosomething.org/grants/afterschool
    Description: The Do Something After School Grants are available to students, age 25 or under, who are social entrepreneurs. Do Something and JCPenney have teamed up to support youth-led after school programs and projects across the country. This fall, we're giving out 10 $500 grants and 5 grand prize $1,000 grants to young people who are providing after school activities that help youth in their community. Each winner will also receive a limited-edition Flirtitude Tote.
    Applicable Majors: Unspecified
     
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  2. MIGHTY MANFRED THE WONDER

    MIGHTY MANFRED THE WONDER Semi-Pro

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    Sorry... This would require effort.
     
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  3. theenrighthouse

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    Lol. 10Char.
     
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  4. deddied

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    maybe i shoould look into this if work over 100 hours of community service.
     
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  5. goober

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    If you like to volunteer that is fine. But if you need the money just get a part time job. If you were working 100 hours at a part time job, you could make $800-1,200 of guaranteed money versus applying for something you may or may not get.
     
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  6. tennismom42

    tennismom42 Semi-Pro

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    You don't have to pay back grants. It's difficult enough to go to college, take a full load PLUS play your college sport. Who has time to also get a job while playing a sport in college with 15 - 18 credit hours??!!
     
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  7. SoCal10s

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    I did,took classes at night.. way back when... stopped working after seeing a co-worker cut his finger(thumb) off... the part time job was 5X the minimum wage but too hazardous ...
     
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  8. goober

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    If you read the website you linked the money is to be spent funding "Projects started by young people who are providing after school activities that help youth in their community. " The requirements clearly state the money is for existing projects.

    Setting up a project like this is not a small task. You could set one up and get it going, spend a lot of time on it and not get the funding. If the college athletes are so busy exactly how are they going to do this?

    There are a lot of ways for college tennis players to make money without doing a regular job. You can string racquets on the side, people will pay to hit with good colllege players, during the summers you can teach.
     
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  9. deddied

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    ohh i should get it cause if u have more than a hundred hours of community service and get a 1270 or higher on the SAT (dont know the requirements of the ACT) u can get a full scholarship to any college in florida. (this is for florida residents)
     
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