Paying for college is perhaps the biggest hurdle adult students face once they've decided to go back to school. Everyone talks about scholarships, but how and where do you find them? Gen and Kelly Tanabe show you lots of options in their book, 1001 Ways to Pay for College" Practical Strategies to Make Any College Affordable.
We chose 50 to get you started. Once you see the possibilities, you'll want to pick up their book and make sure you look everywhere you can for financial help. I have a feeling you're going to be very surprised.
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Also of interest:
1. Your CounselorThe very first place to start is with your own college counselor. His or her job is to help make college as easy as possible for you. Most colleges offer their own scholarships, and surprisingly, many of them never receive applications. Ask!
2. Local Service ClubsYour own community is the second place to look. Many, many cities, even small ones, have philanthropic organizations that give scholarships every year.
Altrusa clubs are devoted to creating better communities around the world.
The American Legion awards a significant number of scholarships every year.
The American Red Cross has several scholarships it awards to honor volunteers.
Learning to Give is an philanthropic organization that provides education resources that teach giving and civic engagement.
Circle K International is associated with Kiwanis Service Leadership Programs.