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April 13, 2004 > Outrageous Scholarships Fremont Students Can Win

Outrageous Scholarships Fremont Students Can Win

Free Workshop at Barnes & Noble

Authors present a free scholarship workshop in Fremont and their third annual list of the Most Outrageous Scholarships, which includes money for talented duck callers, proficient speakers of the Klingon language and future undertakers.

You can find free cash for college in the most unusual places. That is the message Gen and Kelly Tanabe, authors who won more than $100,000 in scholarships are sharing with students at their free workshops on paying for college.

The Tanabes will present their "How To Pay For College" workshop on Wednesday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 3900 Mowry Avenue, Fremont, CA 94538, (510) 791-1060 These workshops are free and open to the public.

"What these outrageous scholarships show is that you really can find scholarships for almost any background, talent or achievement. It is crucial, especially with the price of college today, that students start searching for scholarships," says Gen Tanabe.

The three outrageous scholarships from this year's list are:

Duck Calling Scholarship. Don't let your skill at imitating duck calls go to waste. Each year the Chick and Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling Scholarship Contest gives high school seniors across the country the chance to strut their stuff and win a $1,500 scholarship. (www.stuttgartarkansas.com/contest/future.shtml)

Klingon Scholarship. Who says watching sci-fi is a waste of time? The Klingon Language Institute sponsors a scholarship open to any college student majoring in language. While you don't need to be fluent in Klingon it doesn't hurt to watch a few Star Trek reruns. (www.kli.org)

Undertakers Scholarship. Aspiring undertakers and funeral directors can apply to the American Board of Funeral Service Education to win more than $16,000 in scholarships awarded each year. This scholarship has helped hundreds of student undertakers avoid being buried in debt. (www.abfse.org)

"Winning scholarships means taking control of your college future," says Kelly Tanabe, adding, "Unfortunately, many students don't seek scholarships because of misconceptions about who wins. The truth is you don't need to be a straight "A" student or superstar athlete to get money."

The Tanabes are the award-winning authors of "1001 Ways To Pay For College," "Get Free Cash For College" and "Money-Winning Scholarship Essays and Interviews," and are the founders of the Web site, SuperCollege (www.supercollege.com). Their workshop is one of more than 75 free workshops that they give as part of their spring national tour, which is sponsored by Sallie Mae and Wiredscholar (www.wiredscholar.com).

For more information or to schedule an interview contact: Kelly Tanabe (650) 493-2219 or kelly@supercollege.com. An extended electronic version of this release including high-resolution images may be found at: www.supercollege.com/media/

 
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