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Driven and ambitious students can earn up to $25,000 in funding

You don’t need to have a high GPA to get funding for college

Demonstrate rock solid ambition to achieve your goal and the AXA Foundation will sponsor your education

The scholarship process can be an intimidating and grueling task for many students of traditional or online universities. It can even be scary for parents who don’t have the financial means to support their children’s college ambitions.

According to many students, the hardest part of applying for grants for school is finding the appropriate scholarships. You can easily get confused by the sheer amount of them, not to mention you need to worry about avoiding scammers too.

To get started, it recommended students of online universities sit down and write a list of activities, organizations, interests, companies and other areas they are involved with. Try answering questions like “What organizations, companies I am involved in?”, “What topics I am passionate above” or “What are some skills that I possess?”

It might not seem these question have to do with finding a scholarship, but they do. You see, if your main skill is writing essays, then you can put that to good use and start researching scholarships which require creative writing to apply. Or for example, you might have spent your high school years doing a lot of community work or trying to set up a photography club at your school.

If that’s the case, you will be able to apply for a scholarship like the one offered by the AXA Foundation. Soon to be students of offline or online universities who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in non-academic activities in school, community or workplace are invited to apply.

Through the AXA Achievement Scholarship program, students can access funding for school via the $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarships. Additionally, for every student who wins a scholarship, a $1,000 grant will be deposited with the winner’s school.

While applicants for the scholarships offered by the AXA Foundation can come from ethnically or economically diverse backgrounds, they need to share these qualities: ambition, drive, determination to reach their goals, respect for self and their families, as well as the ability to succeed in college.

The AXA Achievement Scholarship program is currently accepting entry, so if you think you have what it takes, you can go ahead and start work on your application already.

https://us.axa.com/axa-foundation/about.html

You can apply for this scholarship without worrying about it being a scam, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a lot of fake bursary programs out there. How do you make sure you stay away from them? You need to look out for a few things.

Scams have zero requirements aside from entering your basic information. Some might ask for a 100 character or less “essay”.

You should start thinking twice about applying for a grant, if it’s awarded weekly or monthly, as most legit scholarships are offered once or twice per year.

A big red flag is when the scholarship provider asks for your social security number. Under no circumstances give that one out, as only the FAFSA – a government institution – is the only legitimate website that should ask you for that information.

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This grant for STEM students cover full tuition and awards a stipend up to $38,000

STEM students can apply for this grant that covers full tuition and more

The scholarship not only covers school fees and living expenses, but also ensures you get a job with the Department of Defense upon graduation

Choosing a traditional or online bachelor degreeis a big deal and if made hastily it can lead to all kinds of negative outcomes. For example, it can land you in an unemployment line or take you back to school, or force you to work a job you hate. While most students understand the consequences of making such a big decision, fear might be preventing them from actually making a decision.

It’s understandable, given that there are many degree programs out there and all come with benefits and disadvantages, but if you feel stuck and nowhere near reaching a final conclusion, then you should be aware there are some things you can do to finally be able to make your choice.

The easiest thing to do is to take a quiz to find out which majors may be a good fit for you and your future. All you could try and realistically asses your hopes and expectations for the future. Too often do students choose a major because they love the topic without really considering if it will fit with their life plan or not. Remember that the career doesn’t always permit your desire lifestyle. For example, an artist’s financial security isn’t guaranteed, so if you’re hoping to live in a big house and drive a new sports car, majoring in Art might not be the best idea.

You should also make sure there’s an active job market for whichever offline or online bachelor degreeyou choose. The idea is to be aware of the demand on the market. For example, STEM graduates are able –at least on average – to find job easier than their colleagues majoring in other areas of study.

When a field of study is in demand, there’s also a wide range of scholarship opportunities available that encourage students to get into the certain area of study. This applies in the case of STEM. Let us share with you, one such example.

The Department of Defense has created a scholarship program dubbed SMART which awards full tuition and a stipend to students in STEM which agree to work for the Department upon graduation.

The Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship is targeting students pursuing an undergrad or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The 19 STEM disciplines which are eligible are listed on the Department of Defense’s website.

The grant covers full tuition and education related fees payment. On top of that awardees will be offered the benefit of a stipend between $25,000 to $38,000 depending on the degree being pursued. Health insurance and a $1,000 Miscellaneous Supplies Allowance are also offered as part of the bundle.

In order to apply for this grant, you need to be at least 18 years of age and enrolled with one of the accredited STEM-related degree programs at a US university. Students also must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 to be considered for this grant.

http://smart.asee.org/about

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