Interview with Amanda Moon, International Scholarship & Tuition Services, Inc.
Most students in the United States can determine whether or not their scholarship is eligible for a tax penalty simply by answering the following two questions:
The Bottom Line: A scholarship is not taxable when the student is seeking a degree and uses his or her scholarship funds for a qualified expense. Scholarships given to students who are non-degree seeking or used for non-qualified expenses are always taxable and must be reported to the IRS. Consult a tax professional or review this document for more information on scholarships and taxes.
Being a college student entitles you to discounts for everyday life. Use these tips to keep your wallet happy:
Student Advantage Discount Card – Student Advantage offers this fee-based program ($20 for 12 months) that gives cardholders access to special discounts offered by participating retailers across the country and online, such as Target and Barnes and Noble. Members of the academic community age 16 and older – including part-time, graduate and international students - are eligible to take part in the program. Visit the SA website for more details.
Brief Description: Small, private military college nestled among the mountains of Central Vermont, not far from the state capital of Montpelier. Both traditional students and students planning military careers make up Norwich’s student body.
High Honors: Norwich focuses on fostering academic success, athletic excellence and leadership development. For example, members of the Corps of Cadets have the opportunity to train incoming freshmen or command their own company while non-military coeds can flex their leadership muscle through intramural sports or the Norwich University Volunteer Organization (NUVO).
Breaking New Ground: Norwich was not only the birthplace of the ROTC, but also one of the first military institutions to accept women and introduce civilian students onto its campus.
Fun Fact: The University’s Activities Council organizes a variety of fun events for students, including a Winter Carnival and trips to nearby hotspots like Montreal and Boston.
2002; co-founded by Claes Nobel of the family that created the Nobel Prize
JUST THE FACTS
Established to recognize and support high school students who have shown achievement in academics, leadership skills and community service
Affiliated with the National Scholarship Providers Association, the Be a Star Anti- Bullying Alliance and the National Association for College Admission Counseling
Students who meet certain academic criteria are eligible for nomination for membership, either by the Society directly or by a nominator at their school
Nominated students who join pay only a $60 fee for lifetime membership
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Variety of college and career preparation programs and services
Exclusive discounts and educational resources
Special educational events
More than 700,000 students from 162 countries
After all the late nights, dorm food, midterms and everything that comes with being a college student – a much deserved break is almost here! Have you made all the necessary plans for your holiday getaways?
Check out this blog from U.S. News and World Report for some great holiday visit and travel advice for college students.
The National Sculpture Society’s scholarship program offers four $2,000 scholarships to students based on a figurative or realistic piece of sculpture inspired by nature. Applicants should demonstrate financial need, too.
Do you know what you should focus on when submitting a college application?
Read this story, Top 5 Tips Every High School Student Should Know When Applying to College, to make sure you are moving in the right direction.
Add this waterproof and lightweight backpack to your holiday wish list! The Voltaic Converter Solar Backpack features two solar panels that generate and store power from sunlight for an output of up to 4 Watts. This $199 pack is perfect for a student on-the-go – just connect your cell phone, camera, tablet or other handheld electronic and let nature do the rest.