Legacy scholarships are widely available and you should get educated about them
Looking for ways to fund your college degree? Have you considered legacy scholarships? If not, maybe it’s time to do so
Putting money aside is an essential skill you will have to develop as a student. You see, the more you save the easier it will be for you to pay for your offline or online degree program.
Not every student is fortunate enough to be offered support by his or her family. Some are forced to rely solely on themselves to come up with ways to gather the necessary funds to pay for college.
Mustering up the budget to pay for university doesn’t have to be only about student loans or scholarships, although the latter category can be very important.
You see there are alternative ways to ensure you can put some money aside and still have enough to go for a drinks with your pals during the weekend.
For example, you might want to look at accredited schools online. Why? Sure, degree programs at accredited schools online might not be a lot more affordable than their traditional counterparts, but they do offer a big advantage.
You see, by studying with an online degree program you will be able to by-pass additional expenses like those related to room and board or commuting. In the course of four years, this amounts to a lot cash.
Secondly, you can use your smarts to earn some cash during your time away from class. If you’re studying with an online degree you might already have a job. Anyway, those who don’t, can look to tutoring younger peers on subjects they master.
Obviously, you should also devote a lot of your time to search for scholarships. These days there’s quite a large number of options available for you to choose from. Scholarships are no longer exclusively offered to straight A-students, but target the majority of college learners.
Here’s a good example of what we’re talking about. Some of you might be familiar with the term legacy scholarships.
For those who don’t know legacy scholarships are offered to encourage a family tradition of attending a particular university and celebrate those traditions with money for college.
Such a scholarship is offered by the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks in the US. Members of the orders are called Elks themselves.
The foundation is looking to offer $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks members. In 2018, up to 300 awards will be offered.
Candidates must be high school seniors at the time of the application and must have taken the SAT and ACT tests by December 31, 2017.
There aren’t many documents to submit in order to qualify for one of these grants. Just one thing to keep in mind – the Elk’s sponsor’s membership will be verified, so don’t attempt to send your application if you’re not eligible.
You have until February 2, 2018 to submit your application, so if you’re reading this now, know you still have a few weeks at your disposal to do so.
This is only an example of legacy scholarship, but many others are available online and offline. Start asking around and also make sure to search the Internet to find others.