Quincy, MA (PRWEB) January 19, 2009
Despite tough economic times and greater demand for financial aid, at least one source of free scholarships will be increasing this year: ScholarshipPoints.com, an Edvisors company, anticipates giving away nearly $100,000 in free scholarships to college students, more than double the $40,000 given away in 2008.
"We know how tough it is out there, with the economy challenging families more than ever. Just this week, 15 states announced that they were considering cutting back on scholarship funding. To help as much as we can, we're doubling up on our monthly $1,000 scholarships, plus adding a third $10,000 scholarship drawing," remarks Jonathan Cifuentes, ScholarshipPoints.com director.
Lourdes Sanjuro, the December 2008 ScholarshipPoints.com $1,000 winner, acknowledged the financial challenges millions of students will contend with in 2009: ""I'm a Language Pathology major at the University of West Georgia. As a Freshman, it's been a tough year financially. This scholarship will allow me to buy books and possibly a laptop!"
ScholarshipPoints.com makes applying for monthly scholarship drawings easier for students regardless of grades, with no GPA or essay requirements and no cost to participate. Students participate in a variety of activities to earn points towards scholarship drawings.
Students interested in winning scholarships should register for free at:
Jonathan Cifuentes, Edvisors
About ScholarshipPoints.com and Edvisors:
Edvisors, a leading provider of online education resources and financial services promotes a richer, more fulfilling education experience to students, educators and parents worldwide. ScholarshipPoints.com is our way of saying thank-you to our student customers.
Since 1998, we have helped approximately 25 million students and parents access over $1 billion in federal and private student loans, scholarships and consolidation funding for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education. Learn more about us at http://www.Edvisors.com.