Getting creative can get you money to pay for your college degree
Forget about traditional scholarships, this one will have you get creative to win money for college
College is expensive, so the majority of students will need help paying for it. But what if your families are unable to come to the rescue? There’s no need to despair, you’ll just have to find alternative ways to pay for your college education.
First off, you could consider enrolling with a university online degree instead of a traditional one. While online university programs aren’t a lot cheaper than on-campus ones, you will still be able to save money on things like books, housing and food expenses. Which is pretty important.
Naturally, you can also take out student loans, but for many the burden of post-collage debt is too much to bear. Frankly, loans aren’t the best options for the money-starving students desperate to pay their tuition bills.
So what’s the answer then? It’s scholarships. We know what you’re thinking. Applying to scholarships takes a lot of time and requires a lot of documents and hours spend writing boring essays. But it doesn’t have to be like that.
With an estimated 2.7 million scholarships for students, you can rest assured that there is a scholarship or two just for you. And you know what? Forget about merit-based scholarships or those awarded based on financial need. It’s important for students to focus on specific scholarships that are based on their unique set of talents, as well as future career interests or achievements.
If case you’re wondering such scholarships are available for both university online degree students, as well as traditional ones. Only a handful of these funding programs will flat-out specify that online university learners need not apply.
In order to find the scholarship opportunities suited for you, you’ll need to do a lot of research. The internet is your friend and the key to zero-in the right scholarships.
Here’s an example of such a scholarship. A Better Florist – a tech flower delivery startup created by an ex-Google employee – is looking to award a hefty $4,000 scholarships to a student who can come up with an ingenious growth strategy for the business.
The minimum GPA requirement here is 2.0, but those with a higher GPA have a chance to win more money. For example, students with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.44 stand to win a $2,500 scholarship, while those with a GPA between 4.5 to 5 can win the full $4,000 grant.
Ok, back to your submission. You need to send in an essay, infographic or concise marketing strategy (no more than 1,000 words) which will be judged by the scholarship committee. It must be an original piece of work – as all entries will go through a strict round of check to ensure zero plagiarism.
The scholarship is available for international students, as well as US students and also includes a few other perks including an express priority internship opportunity at A Better Florist for 3-6 months and free blooms for 1 year. The first 50 candidates sending their submissions will receive a $15 voucher.
The deadline for this year has expired, but don’t forget to check the scholarship page again in 2018 for new info about this funding program.