How to Save Money with Rising Education Costs


How to Save Money with Rising Education Costs

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 On this week 4 years ago I graduated college. The journey was one that was really financially straining and to this day still holds a strain over my head. I wish that I had known then what I know now in the search for scholarships.

 I was not a “straight out of high school college kid” in fact I was a young adult who waited several years before furthering my education. I jumped in with both feet not knowing a lot about what I was doing and did not have any sort of financial advisor or anything. I attended Liberty University online and just did the wing it kind of strategy. I knew that choosing an in-state school would be the best way to make the best out of the tuition costs which were already pretty high.

 In doing general searches on the web and helping people learn from the mistakes that I made I have learned so much about scholarships and how to find them. There is literally a scholarship for everything and I want to touch on a few of them on this post to help rising high school students as well as those who waited a little later in life to begin their college life. Many are essay form and those are what we will touch on in this post.

 The Rusty Tweed scholarship helps both high school and current college students in essay form how they can promote drug-free living. This is such a great topic with such an epidemic of drugs that we have these days. Any ideas for drug-free living are great topics.

  Have great ideas on how to be prepared for the working life after college? The Mark Alvarado scholarship may be the one that you want to apply for! I know that as a young adult I knew that I would have to work, but really no one is fully prepared for what the “real world” has in store for them.

 Is decorating with furniture more your cup of tea? Then check out the JMD Furniture scholarship. I love decorating and their topic is so unique; What role do you think office furniture plays in determining how productive employees will be”?

 Have you suffered an adversity in your life and want to use it as an essay topic? The Chrissy Weems scholarship is the one for you! Talking about our hardships isn’t always easy, but learning from them and being able to use them to benefit in life is something that can really help yourself and others.

 Great with money? Then there is a topic for you as well; share one financial tip for post-college life with Nationwide Debt Reduction Services and you could be the winner of a scholarship!

 Have 500 words to spare? Then the All Year Cooling scholarship just might be the one that you could apply for. This one is a fun one because you think of your current major and write about how you see your future career helping others. My major was criminal justice, but these days I am just a mom blogger. *HA*

 Last but certainly not least in our quest to find great essay style scholarships we discovered the Associates Home Loan scholarship. I would have been all over this one as a college student because their topic is “what does your dream home look like” and boy could I go on for days about that!!

 We have another great post called Tips for Getting Scholarships on the blog. Check it out and as always feel free to comment your own tips and tricks.


Samantha hails from Virginia and is a proud wife to a retired Deputy Sheriff and mother to two amazing little boys named Jack & William. A veteran product reviewer; Samantha has been reviewing products for 8 years and offers high quality product reviews with original photography.

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