I am in the exact opposite position. I went to college, and now I can’t quit. After graduating the first time, there were no jobs where I lived, so I moved. Now I live in a town that I hate and can’t afford to live in, much less pay back my loans, so I had to go back to school just to keep from having to pay my loans back. So now it looks like graduate school is on the horizon a lot sooner than I had anticipated.
Agree with point #3. I’m a first gen. college student, so I really didn’t know what to expect. HS counselors should do much better in preparing the student for college life. Much of what is taught for your major is not necessarily necessary, either. Examples include people who have a job in something not related to their bachelors and are successful none-the-less. I must disagree with Mr. Leake however. I am of the mind that everyone influences everyone. You never know who you affect, just by walking around. The man sweeping the lobby of a major business may do something to impact someone who goes on to do great things. Or the man sweeping may be inspired by another and invent a breakout product and make umpteen millions… who knows. To all college students: Do not despair in whatever field you enter. Individuality is one of humanity’s greatest assets, at every level. Do what makes you happy. If you make money doing so, great. But it can’t be sole motivation. Pursue your interests.
Many scholarship providers have a charitable goal: They want to provide money for students who are going to have trouble paying for college. In addition to asking for information about your financial situation, these committees may want a more detailed and personal account of your financial need.
Service League Nursing Scholarship
The Akron General Medical Center Development Foundation awards a scholarship to a student who is accepted by an accredited college of nursing in Ohio. The scholarships are awarded solely on the candidate’s academic performance and financial need. The deadline for the application is March 1 of each year, and eligible candidates must have a 3.0 GPA. Scholarship recipients will be graduates of a high school in Ohio. Eligible candidates may also be an employee or spouse, son, or daughter of an employee of Akron General Medical Center.
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In August of 2007, I went back to school to pursue a degree in Business Management. I decided to go back to school for a few reasons. First, I had the passion and determination to obtain an Associate degree. Second, my goals were to finish four years of college and continue into the workforce hoping that I may land a decent paying job. And last, I’ve always wanted to be college educated.
Currently, I am in my third year of studies at a public college in New York state. I am 31 years old. About 13 years ago, I attended a private business college. I was not prepare for college when I graduated from high school back in 1996. I ended up dropping out in the middle of my second semester.
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In the internet age you can not get a way with plagiarism, it is extremely easy for scholarship organizations and groups administering college grants to find out.
It gives you direction but requires even more creativity as it requires even more effort to stand out from the stack of other scholarship essays.
Proofing, Editing and Rewriting Your Essay
Writing good essays takes time and focus.
Don’t try to be too formal, your essay will appear stiff and get lost in the crowd.
Some scholarship competitions give you a theme or topic; this is a double edged sword.
College isn’t for everybody. If you can find a means of legal income without going to school than do so. People who have college educations shouldn’t lord it over those who don’t have them. On the other hand, those without college eucations shouldn’t go through life with this massive inferiority complex because they didn’t go to college.
Unfortunately, in our highly specialized and competitive society. most of us will probably require some sort of degree or certification to get a decent professional job. Most of our fellow posters who are now scuffing at the value of a college degree will eventually find it is the right thing to do to go back to the classroom. Promotions almost always go to those with the degrees. The higher salaries almost always goes to those with the degrees. Yhe nice houses and new cars almost always goes those with the degrees.
I think it is ridiculous. I think the students are severely underemployed on purpose, and I think that college is designed to make people FAIL: “be broke, and pay for something that you don’t have time to pay for or time to study for either, and be successful!”
I am currently a senior in college and could disagree more with almost all of these people who are putting down college because they couldn’t make it. Teachers shouldn’t have to force you to learn anything and most of they are extremely intelligent. People who complain that high school doesn’t prepare you have no one to blame but themselves. College teaches you a work ethic and responsibility. Having a degree gives you a very big advantage in the business world. For those of you applying for a job with no degree sorry to break it to you someone who has a degree is going to get the job, so it’s clearly not useless. Also saying that students out of college often need training for their new jobs is a obvious statement, of course they do. If they are not going to a trade school they are not going to know everything the job entails, but they will have a work ethic and though their education they are going to be better at taking instructions and figuring things out of their own which is what college teaches you. Being able to figure things out on your own is something every job requires and is what college prepares you for. No, college is not easy and it shouldn’t be. Teachers are not going to hold your hand and walk you through everything and neither is your boss.
Just because people are lazy and will try to find excuses about why college is so bad is an opinion, look at the facts of the average salary for a college graduate and a high school graduate. Also you can meet someone of your best lifetime friends and create social networks which will only benefit you in the future.