“Scholarships” by Kyndall Ortiz

March 22, 2019.

A lot of people mistake scholarships for student loans; that’s not what a scholarship is. It’s a type of financial aid that gives FREE money for students that meet the requirements. There are all types of scholarships, such as for: academic, athletics, community service, and others.

There are more than 44 million borrowers who collectively owe $1.5 trillion in student loan debt in the U.S. alone,” according to Make Lemonade. It takes several years or a lifetime for a person to pay off their student loans.

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  Top Five Scholarship Websites:

  • FastWeb.com 
  • CollegeBoard.org 
  • Niche.com
  • Scholarships.com 
  • Moolahspot.com 

These are the top five scholarship websites. These websites have multiple scholarships to choose from which is beneficial for everyone, since nobody is the same.  Some scholarships do require essays and certain requirements but if you put in the work, you won’t have to pay off student debt.

 “My family doesn’t have enough money to financially support me in college. I’ve already applied for scholarships and plan on applying for more. I need all the money that I can get because I don’t want to spend many years to pay off student loans,” says Tori V.

 Don’t waste this opportunity to earn ‘free’ money. This will mean that money won’t be coming out of your pocket and you also don’t have to repay the money that you receive. Don’t say that they’ll never choose you, if you don’t apply. Don’t wait in the last minute to apply for the scholarships, try to do it as soon as you can! So, APPLY! APPLY! APPLY!