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Top 10 Reasons to Apply for a Scholarship

Number Ten…
Time is money
If it takes you a total of 10 hours to look for scholarship opportunities and you receive only one $500 scholarship, you have made $50 per hour—more than most of us make at our jobs! It takes most students less than half an hour to complete the College of Technology scholarship application!

Number Nine…
Scholarships are an investment—in YOU.
Scholarships are not a handout. Even if you believe there are people who are more deserving, consider the fact that YOU are worthy of an opportunity to learn and contribute as best you can to your community. There are some scholarships that were set up with exactly YOU and YOUR TALENTS in mind.

Number Eight…
You don’t need to be “smart” to win
Many scholarships don’t have a GPA requirement. They may be based on your financial need, your interest in a particular career or major, the community you live in, your activities or any of several other criteria.

Number Seven…
Your parents can’t “make too much money”
Many merit-based scholarships do not even consider your income or the income and assets of your parents. They are based on your own academic achievements and your promise for success. If you’ve studied long hours to get good grades, reward yourself!

Number Six…
Getting a scholarship would look REALLY good on your resume
When it comes to applying for a full-time position, and even a co-op, money talks! Employers look favorably upon students who take the initiative to apply for, and earn, a scholarship.

Number Five…
You might not have much competition
The requirements for some awards are very restrictive. Many organizations offer money each year with few takers because students don’t take the initiative to apply. This is particularly true in the College of Technology with scholarships in the construction field.

Number Four…
The investment of time on your part can be minimal
Some applications (like the one for the College...
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