We are approaching the beginning of fall, the time of the year when high school seniors are starting to apply to colleges and their parents are starting to panic at the sight of a thirty-five thousand dollar tuition fee. Do not forget, though, that there are many ways to help pay for an expensive tuition.
Students can apply for student loans or get an extra job to pay for college. Money is not the reason why most people do not attend college, their desire to attend is the real issue. If you do not want to incur debt with student loans, though it is the best debt you will ever have, or take on a job, there is another way to obtain money for college: scholarships.
I know that some students may be thinking that scholarships are out of the question, because they are not the best in their class or do not earn straight A’s, but there are many types of scholarships that are available to people with different strengths. Listed below are some scholarships with their descriptions, eligibility requirements, reward values, website addresses, and deadlines.
American Scholarship Contest
Description: This scholarship can be used towards anything of the winner’s choosing. To compete to win this scholarship an applicant must submit an essay from 500 to 1000 words in length on diversity and telling whether or not he or she thinks diversity (racial, sexual, cultural, etc.) is important in America.
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be a citizen of the United States or Canada and must plan to attend a trade school, university, or college in the United States or Canada.
Reward Value: $500
Deadline: September 30, 2007
College Insider Resources Athletic Students Scholarship Program
Description: This scholarship is applicable to all fields of study. Applicants must visit the website to submit an application, and no essay or testing is required.
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be athletic students with at least a 2.7 G.P.A. and must be in grades 10-12.
Reward Value: $1200
Deadline: September 30, 2007
National High School Poetry Contest
Description: This scholarship can be used towards all fields of study. Applicants must submit a piece of original, unpublished poetic piece equal to or less than twenty lines.
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are at least in high school, but cannot apply after May 31st of their senior year. Poems in English are allowed and foreign phrases are accepted with a translation.
Reward Value: up to $1000
Deadline: Entrees are accepted between April 1st, 2007 and October 31st, 2007, and they are also accepted between November 1, 2007 and March 31, 2008.
These scholarships that we have shown you are just some of many. It would be wise to invest some time to explore other scholarship opportunities online. Some good websites to explore for scholarships are www.hsf.net, www.fastweb.com, and www.scholarshipexperts.com.
Remember, no matter what, everyone has the opportunity to attend college and money should not be an issue. In the future, keep your eyes open for more articles about scholarships in Hola America.