Life After Graduation; Scholarships

Life After Graduation; Scholarships

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Graduation season is upon us and so many young people are heading to college. There are financial strains heading into the real world on your own including housing and buying your own groceries. These things can be tough for someone who is new to being out on their own, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to having extra funds for college.


Applying for scholarships was such a fun process for me when I was entering college. I loved the essays and expressing myself through writing and creativity with the chance to win a scholarship to apply towards books, tuition or other college related expenses.


Scholarships such as Melvin Brewing allow students the ability to do just what I did. They can write an essay and be entered for a chance at some extra college bucks.


Product Review Cafe in the past has covered other ideas on education including out homeschooling adventures and also more posts about scholarships and how they can be used to make the best of your college life.

We also share tips for getting scholarships which can be helpful when beginning your adventures in college. I am thankful that the college days are behind me and just this week will  mark 5 years that I have been finished with college. I set a goal for myself to complete college before our oldest was 1 year old. I made that goal with 1 month and 1 day to spare. Getting scholarships being an older college student was a bit more difficult than someone who was just leaving high school, but I am thankful that I was able to get some even as an adult college student.


We want to wish all college entrants no matter your age a happy and successful time and hope that your life experiences in college are amazing. I was fortunate enough to take all e-courses and was able to still be a wife, mom and anything else I needed to be (blogger included) all the way through college. This is something that at times was very difficult and took a lot of focus and dedication. I am happy to say I stuck it out though even when at times I wanted to throw in the towel.


Share your favorite post-high school memories here with us in the comments. I had a lot of loss through my college years and felt like every semester I lost someone important to me. I was really down in the dumps but thanks to friends and family I was able to keep my head above water. I remember a lot of nights surrounded by books, takeout food and candy. When I began college there was no high speed internet at my house and we had dial up. Those were the days! A lot of time was spent at the library as well to watch lectures as well.


Best wishes to a happy and successful college career!


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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