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Counting sheep and dollars
Counting sheep and dollars

Sheep Heritage Foundation Memorial Scholarship

  • Requirements: An academic interest in sheep
  • Amount: $1,500
  • How to Apply: Download an application at SheepUSA.org or contact the American Sheep Industry Association at (303) 771-3500.

Business, engineering and education majors have major scholarship backing, but awards abound for lesser-known majors, too. Students in "sheep-related graduate studies" interested in "the advancement of the sheep industry, lamb and wool," are invited to apply for this award sponsored by the American Sheep Industry Association.

In addition to your school, professional organizations in your field can also be a robust scholarship source. Such groups as the National Student Nurses Association, the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Society of Accountants all offer aid to the up-and-coming.

Students in off-the-beaten-path majors may also be eligible for interstate academic reciprocation. Designed for students in public schools who want to major in a subject that isn't offered in their home state, interstate academic reciprocation agreements such as the Academic Common Market and the Western Undergraduate Exchange allow students to attend an out-of-state school for a reduced price.

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