Check out this $1,000 scholarship for online students

Online students can also seek funding for their studies

Scholarships specifically targeted at online students tend to be more scarce, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist at all

Going to school, even online can be expensive journey. While on average, online classes tend to be more affordable than their traditional counterparts, you’ll still need to pay the fees associated with the online program you have enrolled yourself in. For example, at Walden University – one of the best online college course providers out there – tuition ranges around $12,000 – which is quite a hefty sum.

If you haven’t saved or planned to take online classes in advance, you’ll probably find yourself unable to pay these fees. Luckily there are other ways to get your hands on funds to pay for that online college course program you’ve always wanted to enroll into. The easiest route to these funds is to apply to scholarships.

While there are many grant opportunities out there, scholarships specifically targeting online students aren’t exactly common place. You will have to search and search and search some more.

That’s because online education is a relatively new development of traditional education, and most scholarship providers are still targeting the majority – and the majority is still attending traditional university. But with the numbers of online students are on the rise, some associations have started offering grants exclusively for online students.

It’s the case of Get Educated – a website which prides itself of being a consumer’s guide to online education. On top of providing users with useful information and tips, Get Educated is also awarding a $1,000 scholarship to students enrolled with an accredited online degree program.

To access the grant, candidates need to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 which is not a super strict requirement, although other scholarships programs will allow you to send in your application even with a GPA of 2.5.

Anyway, Get Educated also requires you to submit a 500-word essay with the title: “What an online college degree means to me”. On top of that you’ll be required to attach a copy of your most recent grade transcripts, as well as a copy of your most recent FAFSA (or your 1040 tax return).

Get Educated awards this scholarship twice a year, so you have a deadline coming up on October 15 and another on March 15.

These is one of the easier to apply to scholarships, as you only need to attach your grade transcripts, as well as the creative essay. So it should take so much out of your precious time. Remember that most scholarship programs will have you submit a lot more documents, while also asking for your input on a number of topics you need to disseminate in a long, boring essay.

In contrast, you’ll be done in no time with this application. Be as candid as possible and tell the jury how earning an online degree will change your life. Have you dreamed all your life of going to college? Are you the first one in the family to do so? Share your experience and hopefully you’ll be among the winners.


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