All students can agree that the price tag of a college education is scary. Between tuition and fees, housing, meal plans, parking passes, textbooks, and more, it seems like the many bills that come with it never seems to end. For most students, trying to avoid and/or overcome this mountain of student debt is…well…like trying to climb a mountain. Luckily, there are plenty of scholarships out there to help us fund our education.
When I began to apply for scholarships in my junior year of high school, I read so many articles about students who are winning hundreds of thousands of dollars—sometimes even millions—in scholarships. I didn’t even know how it was possible, much less how I could do it. While I know the chances of winning that much is slim, a student really only needs the total cost to earn for their degree. (Although with great planning, motivation, and hard work, it is possible to earn a huge amount!) [Read more…]