It was quite the weekend for Taylor Swift, who was honored by Michelle Obama on Saturday at the Kids' Choice Awards before accepting Entertainer of the Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday—not to mention getting to watch One Direction perform live, which takes your average jealously to a whole new level. Following a 2011 marked by many a golden statue, Swift went one for three in ACM categories last night, saving her one win for the annual show's biggest prize. Perhaps the most shocking aspect of her award sequence was not the straight hair, nor Lionel Richie's presence at a country music event, but the surprising lack of her trademarked surprise face. Say what?! We're doing our own version to make up for its absence. Rather than lifting her dress and jaw off the floor, Swift looked more excited about taking the stage than confused-happy-frozen like she's seemed so many times before. On her way to the podium, she made time for a few hugs in the front row, before launching into an acceptance speech that gave a shout-out to Kevin McGuire, the high school football player she originally invited as her date, who was recently hospitalized due to his ongoing battle with cancer, and praised her fellow nominees.

Could this be a sign that she's caught on to this annoying habit and is caving to those mean Internet bullies, or is it finally time to publicly admit that she's damn good and she knows it? While Swift is always a threat in any award category, this year's Entertainer of the Year victory didn't come without her own campaign work. "Thank you so much to the fans who voted for this, I am so happy about this," she explained. (Speak now, those who question the merits of online voting.) Keep giving back to those who support you, sure, but doesn't Meredith the Kitten get some credit, too?

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Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans January 1, 2009 University of New Hampshire CEPS-Tyco Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship) UNH Alumni Association Legacy Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship) UNH Parent's Association Endowment Scholarship Fund (Undergraduate/Scholarship) Office of Admission 4 Garrison Ave. Durham, NH 03824 Ph: (603)862-1360 Fax: (603)862-0077 CEPS-Tyco Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship) Purpose: To provide financial assistance to students who want to continue their education at UNH. Focus: Engineering; Physical sciences. Qualif.: Applicants must be high school seniors admitted to the University's College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. Criteria: Selection criteria include: (1) Rigorous programs of study including a minimum of five years of mathematics and four years of science, with preference given to Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Courses; (2) Grades that indicate excellence; (3) Class rank in the top 10 percent (for students attending schools that provide class rank) or equivalent; (4) SAT Reasoning Test scores of 1310+ (Critical Reading and Math only) or a 30+ composite on the ACT with writing test. this web site employment verification letter

Funds Avail.: $10,000. Number Awarded: 2. To Apply: Applicants must have an application for admission to a major within the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of New Hampshire; must have official high school transcripts, including the first marking period of senior year; must have the official test scores for either the SAT Reasoning Test or ACT with writing test; must submit an additional scholarship essay through the online form; must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Application form and other supporting documents must be sent to University of New Hampshire, Office of Admission/CEPS-Tyco Scholarship, Grant House, 4 Garrison Ave., Durham, NH 03824. Deadline: November 15.

UNH Alumni Association Legacy Scholarships (Undergraduate/Scholarship) Purpose: To provide financial assistance to students who want to continue their education at UNH. Focus: General studies. Qualif.: Applicants must be enrolled or accepted as full-time students in a four-year degree program at UNH, Durham campus; must possess leadership potential as demonstrated through involvement in academic, co-curricular and/or work activities; must have a relative who is an alumnus/a of the University of Hampshire who must have been a dues-paying member at the time of his or her death; and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2. Criteria: The scholarship Committee will judge the applicants based on the following evaluation criteria: (1) Academic record; (2) Leadership potential; (3) Breadth of academic, co-curricular and employment activities; (4) Quality and content of the application, essay, strength of recommendation and interview, if applicable; (5) Length of membership and/or level of service to UNH or the Alumni Association by the related dues-paying member.

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