How to get easy scholarships for college.

fedor Aug 8, 2007 School
An easy way to earn a small amount of extra money for college, or even a large amount if you really use time to your advantage.

It is an all too common place to be stuck in. Fresh out of college with life possibilities running at you, new jobs opening, and your first taste of the real world. Only one problem, you have 30,000 dollars in student loans that are keeping you from relaxing just yet.

So how do you avoid getting into this mess? Your parents might not have the money to put you through, but if you act quick enough, you just might.

Every year millions of dollars are given out to young people in need to continue their education, so what are you waiting for? The first lesson here is about time management, the biggest mistake is waiting too long to search for these oppurtunities. A good time to start would be your senior year in highschool, and even earlier.

Where do you look you might ask? The first place you should always go to find out more about these things are to your school counselors. Any reputable school will have hundreds of pamphlets and paperwork that you can fill out according to what your future plans are. So what are the chances of you succeeding in getting a scholarship when so few are given out for each papers you fill out? Well let me ask you this, how many kids do you see running to take these oppurtunities? Spending 3-4 hours with just the oppurtunities given at your school will almost guarantee a 500 dollar grant here and there...and when is the last time you got paid over 100$ an hour for filling out some paper in school?

Next, and I can't stress how much this actually works...just go to your favorite online search engine and type in "scholarships". Many of the top websites you will see will ask you for all the information about your highschool career and then give you HUNDREDS of scholarships available to you with short descriptions of what you need to do to further qualify, and show you how easy it is to make more money. The more you get your name out there, the more money you can get! There are literally oppurtunities to be seized by everyone, you just have to take the time to do it before all the money is given away.

I know this isn't much, but hopefully it will motivate some of the younger people looking at this to get the ball rolling early, a little extra work now will save you thousands 4-8 years down the road.
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