High school seniors that want to apply for scholarship money to go to college have some upcoming deadlines to meet. The time to act is now.
It’s a busy time of year. Papers to write, exams to pass, but for seniors who want to attend a college and need financial assistance, time is running out.
The deadline to apply for Wallace College scholarships is March 1st and for Troy, March 3rd. For other colleges, the deadline is May 1st.
Troy University Dean of Student Affairs, Bob Willis said, “We have quite a few scholarships for beginning freshman, ranging all the way from several hundred dollars, all the way up to full four years of tuition paid for.”
Many students procrastinate, putting off writing the required essays and filling out the paperwork to get the application process going. Guidance counselors encourage students not to miss out on an opportunity to get a college education.
Educators say besides awarded scholarship money, other options are available to get money for college.
Two websites, fastweb.com and scholarships.com, offer students scholarship opportunities that closely meet the personal information they input.
And, the government website, fasfa.ed.gov gives students an opportunity to apply for grants and student loans.
Dothan High School Guidance Counselor Celeste Johnson says, “There's tons of money out there that a student can get, they just have to give up a little time, a little effort so they can get the scholarship or the grants they need.”
With all the resources and money available, there’s no excuse to not take advantage of a great opportunity.
Troy University offers help with online searches and recommendations on where students can find tuition money. You can contact them at 334-983-6556.