After spending every waking moment this fall and winter focussed on getting my youngest and last child into college, the job is finally complete. She has chosen a small women’s college that she will attend in the fall, and she will be on full tuition scholarship, meaning, we are only responsible for room and board. In the years leading up to graduating my kids from homeschooling, and getting this child and her brother before her into college, I did a great deal of research. I called all kids of colleges and spoke to admission and financial aid officers. I also spoke to any parent going through the admissions process I could find. I am glad to report that all of the research payed off.
If you live close enough to your school to commute there from home you can save a lot of money. Living costs can be a major portion of Merit Scholarship college expense.
The first and the most renowned type are called the talent based grants. Such type of grant is only for those brilliant students who have performed exceptionally in their past studies. Therefore this section is reserved for the at top. The next category is known as need based grant. This sort of grant is awarded on the need basis of a student. The need base means that a student does not has a financial capability to meet the future cost of fees therefore the institution will bear the expenditures and will provide a free tuition. Then comes the athletic grants. They are for those students who were good at sports in their previous records. Students are also offered several grants if they had performed well in dramas, art, music and other similar activities.
While in high school be sure to take exams to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program National Merit Scholarship awards. Ask your school counselor about how to do this if you don’t know.
As far as their future lives, J. Gary Knowles of the University of Michigan was curious, so he did a study and found that two-thirds of the subjects were married, none were unemployed, none were on any form of welfare, and three-quarters thought being home schooled had enabled them to interact better with people from all walks of life (n.d.).
This is no longer a problem nowadays. Those who are not able to go to college can now opt for other career paths. For instance, they can go for courses like bicycle mechanic training where they can land a good career even without a college degree. A college degree is not the only basis for success.
You do not have to pinch yourself! This is no dream. You can now get yourself a great college education and better your future and that of your loved ones. Yes, no matter what your circumstances right now, you can still go to college–and it is far more plausible than you can imagine. All you have to do is apply for a scholarship for single moms and find grants and other financial aid. What’s stopping you?