Unawarded College Scholarships
Sad, but true, hundreds of thousands of dollars in college scholarship money goes unawarded each and every year. The reason college scholarships go unawarded is because college students do not apply.
You may wonder at the reasons students who may be eligible to get college scholarships don't apply for them. The reasons are simply that students do not put the time and effort into searching, finding and applying for the college scholarships they might be eligible for.
At the same time students are neglecting the potential free money to be gained by searching and applying for college scholarships, an interesting thing is happening with student loan debt. Student loan debt is increasing. On average, student loan debt for a graduating undergrad is over $20,000. Quite a staggering number for someone just starting out in life. Some may blame college tuition rates since they are also increasing at a rate twice inflation, but for those students who don't apply for college scholarships, college tuition increases is simply not a good excuse.
College scholarships exist for almost every interest and activity? There is even a duct tape scholarship! Whether you are a bassoon player, tall, skateboarder or other type of person, there is a college scholarship for you.
If you are already a college student or going to be a college student, then you need to take the time and effort to search and apply for college scholarships. Believe me, taking the little time it would take you to do so will be far less than the amount of time it will take you to work off that $20,000 student loan debt.
If you are a parent and you are paying the tuition bill in full or in part, then you need to encourage your college student to put in the effort needed to get college scholarships.
In order to encourage both students and parents to give college scholarships the attention they deserve, I'm going to take one factor out of the equation - the search factor. Below you will find a list of links to FREE college scholarship searches. How they work is this: you sign up for the free searches; potential scholarships you might be eligible for based on the information you provide are then sent to your email box well before the deadline date. After that, it's up to you to apply. I can't do everything.
For the best results and the most potential scholarships, sign up for all three services. You never know, you could have your entire college education paid for by taking the time to do this now and by applying for those potential college scholarships. That would sure beat $20,000 of debt, don't you think?
You have nothing to lose with signing up for a free college scholarship search, but a lot to potentially gain. Take the time now and do you and your future a favor