1001 Ways to Pay for College
No, I am not going to outline 1001 ways in this post. But from time to time I will be providing several ways to help student pay for college that doesn’t include the federal loan program. These ideas are from the book, “1001 Ways to Pay for College” by Gen and Kelly Tanabe and will be paraphrased by me.
Reason # 299: Turn your community service into scholarship dollars- Community service makes you feel better. No doubt. But why not utilize your ‘feel good’ and do good attitude into dollars and cents for college tuition? Many scholarships in the community are based off of your involvement in the community. The Chargers scholarship, the Better Business Scholarship, the Target All-Around scholarship; all of these require community service. You can ask me for help in finding these types of scholarships, and with help in proofreading your essays. Click here to contact me.
Reason # 92: Don’t ignore local businesses big and small- Check with your local chamber of commerce to see about local business scholarships in your area. Businesses are always looking for ways to say thank you to their customers. They are also looking for creative ways to get tax breaks! One suggestion (apart from the book, this is 100% Nathan here) I might have is that you find businesses in the field that you are interested in (preferably passionate about) and simply ASK them for a scholarship. You might be surprised at what they are willing to offer you. And if they say NO the first time, go ask someone else. The thick skinned get the most scholarships.