Remember to give back what you received along the way

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Story Time! As someone going  to college or pursuing any form of education, there is always a cost to learn for some reason. When I was in my freshman year of undergraduate studies, I had to experience this first-hand myself. It was my ability to jump in the library or search online that led me to scholarship opportunities that I could apply for, whether it was at the university or college level, or within the department or school to which I would be focusing my studies on (School of Business, School of Economics, School of Liberal Arts, etc.). I found that the more I spent time looking into more opportunities, the more I could find them and apply. Don’t get me wrong in that I found a lot of opportunities that were a waste of time because I was simply ineligible to meet requirements and criteria, such as race, gender, field of study, etc. The point I’m trying to make is that I wouldn’t have gotten through my college program and earned my college degree if it wasn’t for my effort to apply for scholarships, go to a writing center on campus and have my scholarship essays critiqued as well as look to see how to draft a request for a recommendation letter to send to my peers, professors and employers. It was these initiatives that led me to earning a scholarship and in that regard as I sat next to someone I didn’t know one day at a computer lab/testing center in one of the university buildings, it was there that I also realized that one can pass on this knowledge to others simply by building a relationship and realizing the impact it could potentially make on others. Simply put, my success in earning a scholarship ultimately led to others being successful in earning a scholarship. I just wanted to share this as I feel in today’s society where tuition costs are on a constant rise and many students struggle to graduate and even those that do are in constant debt, there is still a small light at the end of the tunnel.

To further add, I’ve listed several opportunities (Rhodes scholar, Fullbright scholar, Coca Cola scholarship, Excelsior scholarship, Fullbright scholarship, CNU scholar, Hispanic scholarship fund and Bright Futures scholarship) hoping this will lead others to apply and find there light at the end of the tunnel. Please take a look at eligibility requirements (state specific, school specific, GPA, etc.) prior to applying. I will continue to update the list as I find more opportunities.

Rhodes scholar – please click here for eligibility criteria, organization’s website, etc.
Fulbright scholar – please click here for eligibility criteria, organization’s website, etc.
Coca Cola scholarship – please click here for eligibility criteria, organization’s website, etc.
Excelsior scholarship – please click here for eligibility criteria, organization’s website, etc.
Fulbright Scholarship – please click here for eligibility criteria, organization’s website, etc.
CNU scholar – please click here for eligibility criteria, organization’s website, etc.
Hispanic scholarship fund – please click here for eligibility criteria, organization’s website, etc.
Bright Futures scholarship – please click here for eligibility criteria, organization’s website, etc.
WorkLivePlans is not affiliated with any of these organizations and there current assessments for scholarship opportunities.

Hopefully, through my previous posts about saving through a high interest checking account, Ally high yield savings account, American Express high yield savings account, Ally high yield savings account, Discover high yield savings, Synchrony high yield savings account, etc. and this list of scholarship opportunities, students can attempt to afford for their education. This is the link in regards to checking and savings accounts, etc.

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