Thursday, June 7, 2012

Scholarships for Graduating Seniors

 College Hunt for Scholarships

I really should of posted this earlier for those of you looking for scholarships for your kids.  There are a lot of scholarships available, so everyone says, you have to search for the one that is available to your financial status, religion, ethnic race, etc.  There is a site where you sign up, there is quite a bit of forms to fill out, but well worth it.  It will send you scholarships that you can apply for.  You can even pick the school you are interested in attending.  The college that you want to attend can also have their own scholarships and grants.  You need to be in contact with the schools counselor to help you find the money to attend.  Don't rely on your high school counselor to help you get these scholarships and grants.  They have so many students to keep up with and but they are there for local scholarships, which is great.  They will point you in the right direction to help but you have to go out and get them.  Work, search, and search, everyday.  Sign up for everything you can.  Free Money is Free Money it wont come out of your pocket.  Don't forget about the silly ones, Doritos for a year, free computer, etc.  I did not find any of these but I know they are out there.
My oldest Graduated this year.  She decided which college she wanted to attend and went for it.  She applied for the scholarship that was for that college and she received an 80,000 scholarship from that College.  She kept in contact with the counselor which found her a grant for extra 16,000!!!!  She also received a local scholarship of 1000.  Don't let this money fool you it sounds like a lot, but reality is she will need more to go to college.  She has worked very hard while she was in high school to keep her grades up, and it worked!!  I am a very Proud Mother!!  She went after what she wanted.  She will be a college professor, and may even a counselor.  She is outstanding in everything she does, she has become an individual, confident, and I am proud of who she is.  She still needs Mommy though :)  Love you Punkin!!!

Be sure to visit the college and make the most of it.  Attend small and large ones to see which is comfortable for your child.  Most colleges have a website so that they can meet the "new graduating class"  This way they can have friends before they attend.  Be sure to go to orientation to really get familiar with school, counselors, new friends.  Best of Luck.