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Peterson's Author Offers Boarding School Scholarships

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Third-year Phillips Academy Andover high school student and author of "The Boarding School Survival Guide" (Peterson’s 2014) Justin Muchnick is seeking submissions to award two $1,000 scholarships that are available to current or future boarding school students. "The Boarding School Survival Guide" – written by students for students – includes chapters written by current or recently graduated boarding school students from over twenty-five boarding schools across the United States. The book has been well received by student and parent readers who are interested in learning firsthand about the boarding school world from those who have lived it.

Muchnick has learned from experience that attending boarding school is not only a privilege, but also a financial burden on many families with children seeking a residential academic high school. Muchnick says, “Not only is boarding school tuition comparable to attending a private college, but factor in travel expenses, hotels, car rentals, books, and so on, and even with financial aid and scholarships, the endeavor can cost a lot. I wanted to offer my help in some way, so I am awarding two $1,000 scholarships to pay it forward.” Full details of the scholarship can be found here under the “Scholarship” tab.

Scholarship Guidelines:
Applicants should write an essay of about 500 words offering his or her thoughts on why they want to attend boarding school (reasons, desires, discoveries, etc.). Also, applicants should address why this scholarship will be helpful in their boarding school process and journey or why they are a worthwhile recipient. Due date: June 30, 2015. Submit entries to: BoardingSchoolSurvival(at)gmail(dot)com

Winners will be announced and contacted during the summer of 2015 to receive the scholarship award. The scholarship will be paid directly to a student’s boarding school (or future boarding school) to be earmarked to defray the cost of tuition. All submissions become the property of Justin Muchnick, and any portion of a student’s submission may be published in the future in a book by Justin Muchnick or in any media outlet when announcing the prize winners. The award winner will be determined at the sole discretion of the author, Justin Muchnick. Peterson’s Nelnet, LLC, along with its respective affiliates and trademark licenses, is not a sponsor of this scholarship award.

Peterson’s is pleased to help promote Mr. Muchnick’s scholarships. However, neither Peterson’s nor any of its affiliated companies are sponsors of or are otherwise associated with this scholarship award.

About Peterson’s
Peterson's has more than 45 years of experience helping students and their families succeed in their lifelong educational journey. As a Nelnet company, our business segments provide parents, students, and schools access to more online educational resources, higher education planning tools, and educational loan services than any other company in the nation.

Peterson's is committed to providing accurate and dependable tools and resources. From the first day of kindergarten to high school graduation and beyond, you can rely on us for education content to help maximize learning and opportunities for success. Students can search for colleges and graduate schools, learn about admissions, find scholarships, prepare for tests, and more.

Email: BoardingSchoolSurvival(at)gmail(dot)com
Twitter: @BoardingSchl
Web Site: JustinMuchnick.com
Facebook: The Boarding School Survival Guide

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