SOURCE: BrainTrack


January 12, 2010 09:00 ET

BrainTrack Announces Business Schools Scholarship Winners for Fall 2009

Entrants Share Advice and Experiences With Prospective Business Students

MARLBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - January 12, 2010) - BrainTrack, a widely referenced higher-education resource, today announced the Fall 2009 winners for its BrainTrack Business Schools Scholarship (, a twice yearly scholarship for business degree students that is designed to help future students. The winners are Coral Dickerson of Shasta College in Redding, CA, who received the $1,000 first-place award, and Laura Thompson of Eastern Oregon University in LeGrande, OR, who received a $500 second-place award.

"Through its essays BrainTrack's Business Schools Scholarship program offers those considering business career paths the helpful perspectives and experiences of real students," said David Siegel, Vice President of Operations with BrainTrack's publisher, Futuremeld, LLC. "We are publishing a selection of these essays as student stories. The winners were chosen for the creativity, thoughtfulness, and usefulness of their entries."

"School is expensive, and my finances are stretched very thin, so I am very grateful for any extra help I can get," said first-place BrainTrack Business Schools Scholarship winner Coral Dickerson, who plans to graduate in 2012 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Shasta College. Her winning essay addressed obstacles that previously interfered with achieving her goals and encouraged future students to never give up on their dreams.

BrainTrack Business Schools Scholarship runner up Laura Thompson has completed two years towards her Bachelor in Business Administration from Eastern Oregon University. In her essay, she recommended that future business students decide what's important to them and then find a program that supports their goals.

A summary of useful tips offered by entrants, as well as the winning essay entries, are published in BrainTrack's Business Student Stories section (

About BrainTrack's Business Schools Scholarships for 2010

The Spring 2010 entry deadline for BrainTrack's ongoing Business Schools Scholarship is March 1, 2010 and the Fall 2010 deadline is November 1, 2010. The scholarship asks entrants to respond to essay questions that are geared toward helping others evaluate business as a potential career path. BrainTrack publishes a selection of those essays which prove most helpful to future students.

The scholarship is open to current students with at least one semester of credits towards graduation with an appropriate degree in business. Studies can be full-time, part-time, on-campus, or online and must be at an accredited US college. There are no fees for entry and all entrant names and contact information will be kept private for use only in the scholarship, except for the winners whose names will be published.

For scholarship details and rules please see BrainTrack's Business Schools section (

About BrainTrack

Online since 1996, BrainTrack ( is a worldwide university and college directory that lists more than 10,000 higher-education institutions in over 190 countries. The site helps visitors make academic and career decisions through its content, including thousands of original and detailed school profiles, guides to U.S. colleges by career, U.S. colleges by religion, articles on topics such as financial aid, and more. BrainTrack is referenced by thousands of sites, including major universities, libraries, government agencies, and publications. BrainTrack is produced and maintained by FutureMeld LLC.

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