Students with a role in public service can enter the United States Senate Youth Program
Win a $10,000 scholarship for college by demonstrating your commitment to public service and everything it stands for
Did you get accepted into college? Congratulations, you got in the school of your dreams. But once the enthusiasm over the success evaporates, you will be facing the harsh reality – how will you manage to pay for college? It’s so expensive, even after you receive financial aid! Well don’t despair, there are solutions to help you cover as much of the fees as possible.
Offline or online schools often offer financial aid to some degree, but if that’s not enough it’s time to look somewhere else. There’s no rule saying you can’t take advantage of more than one funding opportunity.
That’s why students of traditional or distance learning courses need to consider scholarships as soon as possible. You see, scholarships should always be the first resort when the dreaded issues of paying for college pops up. You need to make sure you’ve applied to every possible local, national or international scholarship whose criteria you match.
Ideally you should choose scholarships that you are excited about and good at. For example, there are many scholarships out there which require you to write an essay based on a thought provoking question. If you are good at writing or you know the topic on which the question is based very well, then you should definitely try and apply for this scholarship.
But the majority of scholarships aren’t that fun to apply and you need to be aware of that before you dive in, or risk being disappointed. You won’t be able to pay for your traditional or distance learning courses if you get bored of writing personal descriptions and chasing after your ex-professors for letters of recommendations. Just know this before entering the scholarship game – you will spend a lot of time applying to these grants.
It is our belief that students of offline and online schools alike have to know what to expect if they are to succeed eventually in securing funding.
Anyway, if this is your first time applying for scholarships you probably don’t know where to start. So let us give you a helping hand to put you on the right path.
If you have been actively serving in a leadership position where they support the creeds of organizations that relate to government, public affairs, history or community service, you can try and apply for the United States Senate Youth Program. Here’s a few examples, the student has been elected to be the Student Body president, Student Council representative or class president at their high-school.
Each year, two high school juniors and seniors from each state are elected to enter a competition for a $10,000 scholarship. The 104 students will be flown to Washington, DC as delegates for the Washington Week.
However, even if you have fulfilled a student government role so far, you’ll also need to be nominated by your school’s principal or a teacher.
Think you have what it takes? Read all about what you need to do to qualify on the United Senate Youth Program official page.