Did you forget to attend our Scholarship Twitter Chat on November 14 with Jodi Okun? No worries! We’ve put together some of the highlights from the evening in a quick, easy-to-digest format for you. Take a look at what you missed on #CollegeCash!
There has been a lot of talk in the media about the return on investment (ROI) for those who attend college. Some believe that the cost of a college education is starting to outweigh the benefits, or that students should consider starting a business instead of hitting the books. Personally, I think a college degree is priceless; there’s so much more to school than assignments and exams. College is where you can discover who you are and what drives you. It also gives you time to explore potential careers and make connections. Yes, a few people may get lucky enough to stumble upon the next big thing and strike it rich, but that’s not going to happen for the majority of us. Fortunately, going to college doesn’t necessarily mean you have to work three jobs or take out huge student loans to pay your tuition. There are these wonderful things called scholarships that can help reduce many of your expenses. In fact, ScholarshipExperts.com is giving away a $5,000 scholarship this month. Want to learn more? Check out this short video…
The financial aid process can be overwhelming, but never fear, our scholarship expert is here to help! In this short YouTube video, Ashley will explain some of the basics about scholarships, including what they are, who offers them, and who can apply.
Can you believe that the fall semester is nearly over already? In a few weeks, you’ll be enjoying Thanksgiving and hopefully taking a much-needed break from your school assignments. Of course, if you’re a high school senior, this is a prime opportunity to get caught up with your college admissions applications and start working on scholarships. Any current college student is likely to tell you that there never seems to be enough money to cover all the expenses that pop up during the semester. For those who still have a few years left in high school, don’t waste the holiday break snoozing on the couch or filling up on pumpkin pie; instead, set aside a few hours to get a jump on your college scholarship search. The early bird may get the worm, but it’s the early student who wins the scholarship! Here are a few scholarships with upcoming deadlines to get you started.
When Labor Day was first officially recognized as a federal holiday in 1894, it was in response to the Pullman Strike, which shut down much of the country’s freight and passenger train traffic. This conflict pitted the American Railway Union against the Pullman Company and the federal government. The U.S. Army was eventually called in to stop the union members from disrupting the trains, but by the time the conflict had ended, more than 30 people had been killed and over $80 million in damages had occurred. In an effort to placate organized workers, President Cleveland and Congress pushed through legislation to recognize Labor Day as a national holiday a mere six days after the strike ended.