What is the Festivus Scholarship

Posted on July 28th, 2015

At the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation we regularly get emails asking, ‘What is the Festivus Scholarship?”  So we will try to explain it and clear up one big misconception. The Festivus Scholarship is a scholarship for, “the rest of us.”  The name was selected by interns at the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation during a scholarship…
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High School Biology Scholarship

Posted on July 27th, 2015

The High School Biology Challenge is a biology scholarship and team competition offered by the  Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation (CKSF).  Each month there is a new quiz that corresponds with the the College Board curriculum guide.  If you are heading to college after high school, you should participate in this scholarship. Even if you don’t win…
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What if Biology was a Sport?

Posted on July 15th, 2015

What if high school biology class was a sport? And what if each high school was a team and every student was eligible to participate?  And what if the best biology students served as the captains and it was to their benefit to help all the other students do well? Teachers would still be teachers –…
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CKSF 2015 Fall Scholarships

Posted on July 15th, 2015

The Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation’s 2015 – 2016 quiz-based scholarships are now open for registration.  Unlike most other scholarships, there are no forms and no essays.  All CKSF’s scholarships are administered through the use of online quizzes scored on time and accuracy. To help level the playing field, CKSF has three categories of scholarships: High…
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Get Paid To Study – Biology

Posted on July 6th, 2015

“I wish I could get paid to study!”  What student hasn’t said this at least one time?  And it probably sounds like an unrealistic dream and maybe even too good to be true.  But sometimes dreams do come true.  You can think of the Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation as the magician that makes it happen…
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Colorado Pizza Math

Posted on June 20th, 2015

Middle school students in south east Colorado have taken up the challenge to try and win free pizza by taking an online math quiz.  Pizza Math Friday is one of the ongoing math projects developed by the Common Knowledge Scholarhsip Foundation to help schools practice and pass the math portion of the Common Core Standards.

CKSF Goes Academic

Posted on June 1st, 2015

CKSF is going academic. Based on a survey of CKSF participants by a team of UPenn Wharton students, CKSF’s high school participants would like to see more academic scholarship quizzes. So beginning in the fall of 2015, CKSF will offer a series of high school scholarships based on college prep courses starting with biology and…
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Spring 2015 Festivus Scholarship Winner

Posted on May 7th, 2015

The Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation is known for their wide variety of scholarships for high school and college students. Although many people may not be aware of this, CKSF also offers scholarship quizzes for people who are not in school, specifically the Festivus Scholarship. The Festivus scholarship was created for those who are out of…
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CKSF Ambassadors Apply Their Skills

Posted on December 15th, 2014

In June of 2014, R. McKinley volunteered to be a CKSF ambassador for the National Auto Math Challenge. As an ambassador she helped to write and review quiz questions as well as promote the online math quiz competition. When she is not helping promote Common Knowledge Scholarships she is engaged at the “The Oregon Optimist,” an…
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Student Loans: The Ultimate Catch-22

Posted on September 17th, 2014

Well, it’s that time of the year again. You’ve probably sent your children off to class in the fall and what do you get in return? The inevitable reminder that you are now in debt thanks to the tuition bill. I mean sure, there’s financial aid out there, such as internal and external scholarships, and…
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