Brynn Lewis, Staff Writer

Scholarships and bursaries are stressful. No one can deny this. You have to keep track of how much money you need for tuition, what you’re applying for, and a never ending string of due dates. Sometimes it almost seems simpler to apply for nothing and figure out cash logistics later.

But grade twelves—don’t panic. Even if you only get 500 bucks of scholarship money, it will be worth at least 50 hours of minimum wage work. Applying for a scholarship should not take you fifty hours. As the saying goes, time is money.

Instead, ask your friend what they are applying for. Make a chart with links and due dates. Try to find really, really obscure ones that no one knows about. Aim for the Rutherford Scholarship (an extra couple of thousand dollars hurt no one in the history of ever). And check out the MAC website. They’ve posted a very long list of scholarships—not comprehensive, but a very good place to start.

And may the funding force be with you!

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One thought on “Scholarships

  1. M-dawg October 5, 2014 / 3:20 am

    People are usually turned off when they see an essay portion to a scholarship, but when you think about it, spending a few hours on an essay is not bad considering the amount of money you get in exchange. Even if writing isn’t your forte, at least give it a shot!

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