February 12, 2008
You really want scholarships
Again and again I hear from people who don’t apply for scholarships. When I ask them why, the response I get most often is that it’s not worth their effort.
I am completely flabbergasted by this mindset!!
People – scholarships are FREE MONEY. Literally – you don’t pay it back.
Loans must be paid back, workstudy requires hours and hours of your time in return for a small wage. Scholarships may take an hour or two of your time – completing an essay or some such.
But really – scholarships are the best return you can get. I mean, $1000 for spending two hours on an essay – that’s $500 an hour. I wish I earned that!
But, you say, I won’t get every scholarship!
No, of course you won’t. But most scholarships ask for similar if not identical essay topics. Use your time wisely – apply to lots of scholarships with the same essay requirements. Suddenly those 2 hours could be worth a lot of money!!!