Fall 2009

  • By Jenny Faubert Many issues impact a student’s ability to persist and ultimately attain a postsecondary degree. Delayed enrollment (from high school to postsecondary education), not having a high school diploma, enrolling part-time rather than full-time, being financially independent, having dependent children, being a single parent, and working full-time while enrolled are a few. The...
  • By Andrea Spisak Children have always been described as natural daydreamers. Caught up in a world of make-believe, children can spend countless hours dreaming of faraway places and exciting adventures. As people get older, make-believe seems to end. But does it really? Whether they acknowledge it or not, adults have daydreams and a world of make-believe, too. They, too, think about taking...
  • By Andrea Spisak Molly Fitzwater knows firsthand what a life-changing experience it is to receive a scholarship to attend National College in Harrisonburg, VA. As a high school senior, Molly understood the value of higher education to her future success, but her family struggled to identify financial aid programs that could help pay for her education. When she received the Imagine America...
  • By Jenny Faubert As the daylight peeked its bright head over the horizon, golfers rolled out of bed and made their way to the annual Imagine America Foundation golf tournament sponsored by Cengage Learning. Not everyone was so lucky to start out the CCA Convention with a round of golf, due to it being sold out. After the tournament, winners were announced while all golfers enjoyed lunch...
  • By Torian Brown A. Good question. Try our 10-step process below. This was designed to ensure all applications are submitted successfully and processed in a timely manner. 10 steps of the Imagine America Scholarship Program high school application process: The student goes to our web site, www.imagine-america.org. The student clicks the “High School Students” tab and...
  • By Torian Brown Everywhere you turn there is talk of going green and minimizing our carbon footprint. Here at IAF, we’ve caught the go-green bug and want to do something to help the environment and future generations! Did you know, in the United States alone, Americans cut down more than 4 billion trees a year to make paper and cardboard for newspapers, magazines, packaging, junk...
  • By Jenny Faubert The Foundation has experienced several momentous accomplishments in the past year. The Foundation received over 10,000 student applications for the Imagine America high school scholarship program, an increase of nearly 25 percent from the previous year. The Imagine America Military Award Program received more than 3,400 applications in 2008, up 65 percent from 2007. New to...
  • By Andrea Spisak 2009 LDRSHIP Award Recipient, Moises Torres (Lincoln College of Technology – Grand Prairie, TX) Education isn’t just an investment of time and energy. Significant money for tuition, books and living expenses is also needed. Student loans are always a possibility, but they have to be repaid. This is where a scholarship can be a student’s best friend and...