The beginning of YOUR independence

Take ownership in your future…           

Personal Development & Growth

  • What do you enjoy?
  • Skills and Talents?
  • Find a career that pays you for being you

Estimate your financial contributions

  • SACRIFICE…parents and students
  • Financial obligations from the student
  • Work a part time job, take out student loans, etc.

TIP:  You CANNOT nor SHOULD YOU go bankrupt for an education!

Resources to find out about scholarships

Websites                  Internet

Books                      TV/Radio

Guidance offices     Colleges             

Proper Preparation makes a Productive Person

  • Start the search.  Do NOT rely on others
  • Don’t burn your bridges
  • Know your allies, references always help J
  • Prepare an essay and practice application
  • Can YOU read your own handwriting?

Sweat the Small Stuff

  • Brag about yourself!
  • Even if it was running the sound board for church choir or keeper of the left-handed shovel J
  • Don’t forget any type of involvement

The beginning of YOUR independence

  • Taking ownership in your future…                                                                           
  • Highlight positive aspects about your life & employment
  • Local scholarships are sometimes the best!

Watch for the “OOPSIES”:

  1. Spellcheck, then proofread, then spellcheck again
  2. Give it to someone else to proof
  3. Put it down for couple days, then go back to it
  4. Emails: ditsyblonde101@aol.comJ
  5. Social Networking sites- what can they see?

Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines: keep track of these!

Turn in the right stuff at the right time

Go for all of them!

Money saving tips

  • Apply for Scholarships and Colleges EARLY!
  • Apply to at least  3 or 4 affordable schools!
  • Apply to at least a couple of generous schools!

The odd and unusual…                

  • Duct Brand Tape at Prom Contest Scholarship: $2,500
  • Left-Handed Scholarships
  • Tall Clubs International Scholarship
  • The Chick/Sophie Major Memorial Duck Calling:$1,500
  • The Scholar-Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year
  • Students for Organ Donation Scholarship: $500-$1,000

Keith Lipke, The Hope Chest