Working students need lots of help in order to further their education and one of the best aids are financial aid. (Sgt. Michael Selvage/Wikimedia Commons)
Being a college student is undoubtedly tough. Paying for your own tuition is even tougher. To accomplish that daunting feat, that student will need a decent paying job with plenty of hours only to sacrifice their education to actually pay for their education. It’s a Catch-22 situation.
That hard-working and self-sufficient student deserves some help. Some of the best help will come from scholarships through essays. Not only does this allow the student a means to achieve their monetary needs that will pay for their books and tuition, but it will create a sense of competitiveness and sharpen their critical thinking skills.
Here are the five best ways to earn money for tuition and other scholarly expenses:
- Halloween Express Fall 2015 Scholarship Contest
Participants must write an essay between 500 and 2500 words. The essay must define “American Exceptionalism: Is America Exceptional?” what this means in today’s society. This contest is held annually and the winner will be awarded $1000.
- SPARC Millennium Housing Scholarship
Not every student is eligible for this contest. Students must reside in one of the several Millennium Housing communities. Participants must construct an essay describing what college will do for them and what they plan on learning. This contest is held annually and the winner is awarded $1000.
- Scholarship for Student Leaders
This contest is not awarded solely by essay but also by campus community status. Students need to prove their worth, that is, that they have made an exceptional change with their fellow students and demonstrated their ability to lead. Only the first 75 participants will be reviewed and there is no set amount for this award.
- Video Contest for College Students
Undergraduate and graduate students from all colleges and universities are applicable. There are eight winning positions with the grand prize winner receiving $3000. Students must create a five-minute or less video about “One Person Can Make a Difference”. Creativeness is the key as students have won using differing genres such as drama, comedy, documentary and music videos.
- Jack Kent Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship
This scholarship supports undergraduate students and recent alumni from 2-year collegeswho plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a 4-year institution. The foundation will award 25 outstanding students with financial need. Each student can be awarded up to $30,000.
Here are more scholarships not mentioned.
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