By tamara Have you ever gone online to see what cool things happened when you were born, or what celebrities share their birthdays with you? I share mine with actors Seth Green, Nick Nolte and Jack Lemmon, as well as author John Grisham; pretty cool, I think. I have even used my birthday and year to pick lottery numbers, hoping against all odds that I will hit it big. Unfortunately, I’m still waiting. But, if you are like me and need money for college, take my advice and avoid spending money on the lottery ticket method. Instead, take a chance on yourself and check out the ‘I Was Born In’ Scholarships, sponsored by ScholarshipExperts.com. ScholarshipExperts.com offers some pretty unique scholarship programs that are only open to those born in specific years. This year, there are awards for those born between 1994 and 1996. The scholarship prize amount matches your birth year, too (1994 = $1,994)! The programs are very simple. You just need to be a legal resident of the United States or the District of Columbia, plan to enroll in college no later than 2014 (or 2015 or 2016, depending on the program) and be born in 1994 (or 1995 or 1996). In addition, applicants must submit a short answer (250 or less) to the question provided about their birth year. It’s that easy. Here’s another thing to consider about this program – you are only competing against a small number of candidates. Wouldn’t you much rather take a chance on winning an award if you knew there were only a few thousand applicants to compete with instead of the tens of thousands of applicants that enter programs that are open to larger populations? I know I would, and that’s why I love this unique scholarship opportunity. Unfortunately, the deadline to apply is approaching quickly (12/31/11). So, do yourself a favor and go to ScholarshipExperts.com right now and apply before it’s too late. Oh, and don’t forget to thank your parents, too; without them, you wouldn’t be eligible for these scholarships that are based on being born. Best of Luck!