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Guys, Scholarships are very helpful, so if you are still in high school, STAY on top of them. I have never received one regardless of how avid I am with them but I have yet to give up. I am currently struggling to pay for my first year in College out of pocket and it is the WORST thing ever. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, take advantage while you are still in high school. It will definitely make a difference.
Contributed by Diamond Divine Wilson
I know we all hear "just keep your grades up," "get good grades and good stuff will happen," and more things that basically tell you to keep good grades. Well I am going to back that up right now. Keep your grades high and try hard in your classes, when you apply to college, they may offer you a scholarship because you've had good grades. I go to Whittier College and our tuition is around $45,000 a year and when I applied there they offered me a $20,000 scholarship called the John Greenleaf Whittier Scholar Scholarship for keeping good grades in high school. And it's great because it nearly cuts the tuition in half and it is yearly as long as you keep good grades through college. Many people from Whittier College say that everyone going to Whittier College gets the scholarship, but it's not true. Quite a few of my fellow students did not receive that scholarship. I think that a majority of the students that receive the scholarship decide to attend Whittier College due to the financial aid offered and those who have not received the scholarship choose not to attend either because it is too much tuition or they have gotten a better offer. So, keep your grades up!
Contributed by Cassie Leyba