The cost of a college education in America has steadily risen. According to the College Board, private college tuition rose 4.5 percent in 2010 over 2009, while public college tuition rose 7.87 percent during the same period. Many students must discover ways to pay for college, including student loans, financial aid, part-time work, parental assistance and scholarships. Gatorade, owned by PepsiCo, offers a variety of scholarships.

Quality, Trust & Growth

The Quaker, Tropicana & Gatorade Quality, Trust & Growth scholarships are awarded annually to college students majoring in business, finance or economics. The scholarship is managed by Scholarship America and is valid for students at Howard University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , Saint Joseph's University, Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey and Penn State University. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate a desire to pursue a career in sales or marketing. Ten scholarships for up $5,000 are granted and each is valid for one year of undergraduate study.

Gatorade Sports Nutrition Fellowship

Gatorade funds a fellowship in partnership with the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, Australia to inspire the pursuit of careers in sport nutrition. The award is open to Australian citizens with one year of dietetic experience who are members of the DAA and SDA and enrolled in continuing education courses. The two-year fellowship is an exclusive agreement with no outside paid work allowed. The fellowship will consist of planning nutritional programs for AIS teams, athletic counseling, team and group presentations, research, writing for publications and educational materials, response to public inquiries, supporting AIS food hall nutrition, working on commercial projects, meeting important contacts and receiving help in attaining the IOC Diploma in sports nutrition. The Fellowship carries the value of experience and training unavailable any other way.

Escribe tu Futuro

The Pepsi Escribe Futuro Scholarship is an annual award given to college or post-secondary students in need. The scholarship provides $500 to $2000 and can be reapplied for annually with applications due in February. The prize money is applicable to tuition, living expenses, materials, and any cost associated with education. The award is aimed at Latino students with winners selected by regional League of United Latin American Citizens councils. To apply you must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident, have applied to or be enrolled in a two-year, four-year or vocational college, have not won any other LNESC scholarship for that year and not be related to any council members.

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