Last call: Apply now for The Top TA Scholarships by CengageBrain!

While receiving a college degree will help provide numerous opportunities for your future in the workforce, it can be a costly item that doesn’t come easy. Sure, student loans can help alleviate the pain of college costs…for now. But down the road you’ll be required to pay back those loans, and the odds of you winning the Powerball and paying those loans off right away are few and slim.

In “What’s the Price Tag for a College Education?” according to the College Board, “the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2013-2014 school year was $30,094 at private colleges, $8,893 for state residents at public colleges, and $22,203 for out-of-state residents attending public universities.” There is no signs pointing to a potential deduction in those costs in the future either. Here is where The Top Teaching Assistant (TA) Scholarships by CengageBrain comes in.

CengageBrain is sponsoring three scholarships each in the amount of $2,500 to all students pursuing a degree in medical research, science or engineering. Applications are being accepted now through January 31st, 2014.

Learn more about the TAs

  • Mioy T. Huynh: STEM field (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)
  • Cameron Keif: Software engineering and development
  • Megan Sugrue: Pre-Healthcare (i.e. Pre-Nursing, Pre-Med, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Dental)

Application instructions

  1. Click on the names of the TAs to be directed to that teaching assistant’s application page. There it will list the necessary criteria and additional required materials needed for said scholarship.
  2. At the bottom of the page you will see a large green box containing the words ‘Apply Now.’ Click on that icon, and you will be sent directly to the Scholarship Administration Institute page.
  3. Here is where you will begin to submit the needed criteria for the scholarship you’re looking to apply for.

Students must submit all necessary information in order to be eligible. Any applications turned in with missing parts will result in an “incomplete” application and will not be considered for scholarship.

The Top TA Scholarships by CengageBrain are non-renewable and is for the year awarded only. The Center for Scholarship Administration, Inc. (CSA), a non-profit and independent organization, will facilitate and narrow down the finalists. From there, the three lucky scholarship winners will be selected by the TAs themselves. Stay tuned this spring, when the scholarship winners’ names will be announced. Congratulations again to The TAs, and a big thank you to professors everywhere! Best of luck to all the applicants!

For questions regarding the scholarships, please refer to Ashley from the Scholarship Administration Institute at

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