If your dream requires getting a college education, and you are not rich, pursuing your dream has become a little harder—for some of us, a lot harder—than it used to be just a few years ago.
Tuition costs have skyrocketed. There are fewer loans available. And student loan interest rates are about to double under federal law.
But you can still pursue your dream if you can find a scholarship. And that is one thing that has become much easier. You can search for scholarships for free on line. For some of us, that in itself is a dream come true.
It turns out that although tuition has increased dramatically and student loans are becoming less and less affordable, there are still billions of dollars worth of scholarship offered every year, for all kinds of fields of study and for all kinds of students. The trick is to find out about them, and this site makes it easy to do that.
The site, called SallieMae, allows you to search for scholarships (for free) in different categories, including
- Career fields
- Military fields
- Special interests
- College major
- Minority status
- State you live in
There are even religious scholarships. Any one of those might just be the answer to a prayer.
Scholarships vary a lot in their requirements. Some may require that you belong to a particular group or have a certain grade average in addition to fitting into a certain category. But there are so many available that there you should be able to find one or more that you qualify for.
They also vary in the amount of money provided by each one. The good news is that you might qualify for more than one.
Some scholarships are fairly competitive. So the best plan is to start as soon as possible and apply for as many scholarships as you can qualify for, and see which ones you receive.
Making our dreams come true requires action, but making this dream come true just got a whole lot easier. I hope you will come back and leave a comment when you receive your scholarship(s), and let us know.
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