Personal tragedy pay$

I am often critical of Komen and once again I offer an apologia when I mention something good about it. The organization has a scholarship for young people who have suffered. If you meet these criteria you can apply for a $10,000/year scholarship to a state school. Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship:

* Must have lost a parent/guardian to breast cancer or be a breast cancer survivor diagnosed at 25 years or younger
* Must be a high school senior, college freshman, sophomore or junior
* Must plan to attend a state-supported college or university in the state where they permanently reside (students in Washington DC can attend state-supported schools in Maryland and Virginia)
* Must have a high school and/or college GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale
* Must be no older than 25 years old by May 2011
* Must be a U.S. citizen, or documented permanent resident of the U.S. (or US Territory)
* Never at any time have been subject to any disciplinary action by any institution or entity, including, but not limited to, any educational or law enforcement agency
More info here. Deadline is Jan. 11.