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Melisa Boutin

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Caribbean, Millennial Personal Finance, Caribbean Student Loans, Student Loan Repayment
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Highland Mills, New York, United States
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The Ron Brown Scholar Fund offers multiple $40,000 scholarships to eligible college-bound high school seniors as part of its mission to encourage civic engagement, while promoting academic excellence and community among young African Americans of outstanding promise, Recipients of the Ron Brown scholarship receive financial resources to attend the college … Read More ...
Posted: Oct 14 2017 @ 8:01 PM
Chevening, the United Kingdom’s Global Award Program, offers scholarships for one-year master’s degree programs to outstanding professionals and future leaders from the Caribbean. Through the Chevening Scholarship Program, scholars will get the opportunity to focus on their coursework, develop academically and professionally, experience British culture and build lasting relationships. … Read More ...
Posted: Oct 13 2017 @ 11:29 PM
Soroptimist, a global women’s organization whose members volunteer to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls, is offering Live Your Dream Awards to eligible women. The awards are designed to assist women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families, by giving them the financial resources … Read More ...
Posted: Oct 13 2017 @ 6:22 AM
I had the honor of sharing my student loan story with a platform whose content I personally enjoy reading, Student Loan Hero. I shared how my immigrant status complicated the FAFSA process and limited my access to scholarships as an entering college freshman, how I then switched schools to … Read More ...
Posted: Sep 29 2017 @ 6:29 AM
The Southern Scholarship Foundation offers rent-free housing scholarships deserving students attending select Florida colleges and universities, who demonstrate excellent merit and good character through its scholarship foundation. Scholarship Eligibility To be eligible, applicants must: Demonstrate financial need. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0. Exhibit good character. Be motivated to contribute … Read More ...
Posted: Sep 27 2017 @ 6:52 AM
AfterCollege, Inc, an online platform helps students find jobs and internships, is offering a $3,500 in scholarship to current U.S. resident, undergraduate, and graduate students. Seven $500 scholarships for all fields or study, STEM, science, engineering & technology business, nursing, and vocational & trade disciplines. The scholarships are awarded … Read More ...
Posted: Sep 06 2017 @ 6:36 AM
The Organization of American States (OAS) offers multiple scholarships for Caribbean students to pursue undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and other professional development studies at partner universities and educational organizations in the United States, Mexico, South America, Asia and the Middle East onsite and online. Eligibility To be eligible for the OAS … Read More ...
Posted: Sep 01 2017 @ 3:18 AM
One major perk of graduation season, in addition to receiving the degree you’ve toiled so for in hand, is the celebratory tokens, presents and cash gifts from family and friends. Those cash gifts can come in handy for a well-deserved splurge, but before you spend it all in one place, … Read More ...
Posted: Aug 15 2017 @ 6:14 AM
Money ratios can help you quickly gauge the health of your finances and pinpoint what changes you need to make to improve them. Here 5 of the important ones you should know. 1. 50% Budgeting Ratio The budgeting rule of thumb that limits your must have expenses to less than … Read More ...
Posted: Jul 26 2017 @ 7:51 AM
This week, the host of L’heure Du Punch Podcast featured me as the “Punch of Week!” I appreciate the podcast host, Rose Napoleon, for the feature, which aims to highlight the positive images of the culture and challenges of the members throughout the African Diaspora. Read more about … Read More ...
Posted: Jul 26 2017 @ 6:47 AM


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