Nitro Knowledge. Your Guide to Paying for College.
It's probably not a newsflash that women are still largely outnumbered by their male counterparts in science and engineering.
What might be news: More colleges and employers are making it a priority to get women into STEM fields—and they're making financial investments to back that up. That means there are ever-increasing options for female students who are hunting for scholarships. Here's how to find that sweet "free money" to help fund your STEM education.
If you're drowning in scholarship essays, let us toss you a life raft: Here are five scholarships that don’t require you to pen any long prose.
Some of these do require you to submit some information about yourself and, in some instances, answer some questions or complete a few easy tasks. The key to success with these — and all scholarship applications — is to follow the instructions and submit your application before the deadlines.
True or false: You need to be an athlete or a brainiac to get a scholarship to college.
Did you answer “true?”
You know that annoying buzzer sound that happens when people answer incorrectly on TV game shows? Imagine us making that sound at you right now, because you are W-R-O-N-G. (Sorry.)
But hey, that’s good news in this case. Why? Because it means that there are tons of scholarships out there for all kinds of people who have all kinds of interesting interests or characteristics.
Don’t believe us? Why are you so skeptical all the time? Allow us to submit the following weird and unusual scholarships for your consideration. (Note that most of these scholarships are offered annually. If the due date for this year has already past, create a calendar reminder to check back in a few months.)
The lights dimmed. Darkness. The room settled. Silence. Then, the distant whirring of ... something. What was it? Suddenly, brightness and sound and images launched me into a magical world. At age 6, my first movie experience made an indelible impression. Now, twelve years later, I embrace the formal steps toward becoming a unique storyteller. A visual artist. A filmmaker.
That's just one example of how to start a scholarship essay. Now let's talk about how you can start yours.
Congrats! You've been accepted to college. Now you just need to figure out how to pay for it.
But before you start digging through your car for any loose change you can find, you might want to take some time to check out all of the resources available to help you pay for college in the state of Florida.