Post # 1
Where do you college ladies find scholarships? I have a state academic scholarship that more than cuts my tuition in half, but I’d like to cut it back even more than that to save for the wedding.
I’m a Junior and an Education major (Early Childhood/Elementary), but I’m not sure I want to commit to something like the TEACH grant, where I’d have to teach in a low-income school for 4 years.
Anyone have any suggestions?
Post # 3
If you are going to a private school with above a 3.0 GPA in high school, you should get some sort of academic scholarship. But they won’t tell you sometimes. All my high school savings went to pay for my first semester of college…when an academic scholarship I was eligible for would have covered it.
Post # 4
Have you checked into your specific department to see if you can apply for some scholarships? I’m in a completely different field (Fine Arts) but we have yearly applications for the scholarship fund with a submitted portfolio.
Post # 5
Fastweb.com has a lot of national scholarships that you can win by writing essays and different other mediums. I got $500 from one of them.
Post # 6
@mepayne: Hi! If you can help it, don’t commit to the TEACH Grant. My university has quoted that out of all students who sign the Agreement to Serve, eighty percent end up paying it off as a loan because they do not end up gaining the experience they need. However, it is nice to have the grant available as a last resort!
In terms of scholarships, definitely look to your department, as others have suggested. I have had the best luck with scholarships given by my ethnic group, as there tend to be very few applicants. It might be helpful to seek out scholarships pertaining to your high school or hometown: many scholarship committees have criteria involving where the applicant grew up or went to high school.