When high school graduates spend the first few weeks of summer vacation, it feels like all the hard work is over. It seems your hard work has paid off. Freedom finally rings. Fast going to late summer, and autumn is coming. Now, graduating from high school feels like it happened a thousand years ago. The ultimate question looms: If anything, what have these new graduates done to secure their place on the first rung of the career or higher education ladder? One thing that will definitely help you is winning some college scholarships.
High school graduates whose parents, counselors, and assistants point in the right direction will know how to save money by getting scholarships. They know that we will explain in detail how to research, find and use college scholarships to save money.
Studying from high school, at least a year in advance.
As the old Nike slogan put it, "Just Do It." While it may feel like you're jumping straight from the frying pan into the fire, there's never been a better time to research, find and earn scholarships. What many high school graduates can't realize is that the universe has wasted its youth on young people.
You won't have the energy, time, or resources you had in your teens and early 20s. You may not be able to live rent-free (aka "mom and dad's house"). Being able to work eight hours on three hours of sleep will be a dream of the past. Just worrying about your part-time job and school is a luxury that will disappear. When most of us look back, we regret what we didn't do, not what we did.
Take advantage of limited resources that were only available when you were young and let you jump ahead to goals you want to achieve later. If your passion is justice, look for law firms that offer college scholarships in exchange for a law degree and a graduation certificate folder to work for them later.
Use the Internet, social media, and your network of friends and family to find scholarships. Find what works for you and gives you time to study and rest. You need this to help you and your family save money for each degree you plan to earn in the future.
For students seriously considering a scholarship to help pay tuition, now is the time to apply. You'll need funds for school supplies, rent, food, and of course tuition. We recommend that you start looking for the summer between senior and senior, but that doesn't mean you stop as soon as you resume high school. Keep looking for scholarships that can help you save money throughout your four years of high school. Don't stop, quit or let go until you've won gold.
They say there is only six degrees (or less) of separation between you and anyone else on the planet. It's safe to say that a friend or family member knows someone who can help you get a college scholarship before you graduate from high school. You'll be surprised to learn that your uncle plays basketball every weekend with a lawyer who is friend with his firm partner, and who can set you up for a scholarship to graduate from high school before you even start your senior or walk through it.