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Veterans of Foreign Wars awards a comprehensive $30,000 scholarship

Apply for the Voice of Patriotism scholarship program

Want to pay for college but don’t know how. Submit a patriotic video essay and you have a chance to win $30,000

Long boring scholarship applications have become a constant of students’ life. If you’re enrolled into a distance learning program or a traditional one you’re probably familiar with the process.

Grants for school abound, unfortunately it’s not so simple to land one. Most scholarship programs require a student to do lots of things – gather documents, write essays, get their teachers to write letters of recommendations for them and so on.

What happens if a student is in acute need of sponsorship and can’t devote his or her time only to one scholarship application. To maximize chances of getting a grant, one has to send out applications everywhere. But if you’re stuck working on a single application, your chances of getting funding in time get drastically reduced.

That’s why it might be worthy to consider applying to more atypical scholarship programs. Grants for school are also offered by third-party institutions and associations and usually their requirements are a bit less strict. Which is why those enrolled with a distance learning program or a traditional one should do some research on easy to apply scholarships.

You might think that a scholarship program will always require you to submit tons of documents, but that’s not always the case. Sure you need to be wary of scams, because some applications might ask suspiciously few of you. But don’t go down thinking that each scholarship program with non-traditional requirements is ran by scammers. That’s certainly not the case. And we have an example to prove we are right.

The Voice of Democracy Scholarship is offered by Veterans of Foreign Wars. The association is committed to promoting patriotism and investing in the future generation, so it is looking to award a $30,000 grant to the winner of their audio-essay competition.

Basically you need to submit an audio-essay between 3 to 5 minutes which tackles the following subject: American History – our hope for the future.

What is an audio-essay you might be wondering at this point? Well instead of writing your thoughts on a piece of paper or typing them on a computer, you’ll have to recite them out on camera. You can shoot the video with you in the frame or not, it’s entirely up to you. Just make sure you submit your creative composition until November 1, 2017. There’s not much time left, so if you have a patriotic idea about the topic, go ahead and get that camera out.

While the grand prize is worth $30,000, Veterans of Foreign Wars also offers other scholarships which range between $1,000 to $16,000.

It would really be a shame to skip this scholarship program, because applying to it is really easy. As you can see Veterans of Foreign Wars does not have a GPA requirement, nor does it ask you to submit school transcripts or letters of recommendations. All you have to do is create a video essay that’s up to 5 minutes long.

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Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship awards students $1,000 to pay for their college tuition

Students looking to fund their education can apply for this Insurance Providers grant

Create a video or essay on motorcycle safety for a chance to win a $1,000 grantto be used to pay for college expenses

Usually when students are searching for college programs to apply to they take into consideration at least two main factors:

  • Does this college I’m thinking of applying to offer a degree program in the field I want to study
  • Is it very expensive?

Some degrees tend to be more expensive than others, and when it comes to cost it also matter whether you’ve enrolled with a traditional or online school. Traditionally, institutions that offer university online degree programs are less expensive than 4 year traditional schools. However, in some cases there’s that extra expense involved in taking classes online in the form of a “per course” fee.

That’s why you need to ready very carefully before applying with any online school.

Also consider this aspect – some universities will have different in-state AND out-of-state tuition rats. So fees will be significantly higher if you live outside of the state. This does not apply for university online degree programs, but if you’re aiming to enroll with a traditional college you should definitely be aware of the in-state/out-of-state difference in tuition fees. Even so cost still remains high when it comes to online degrees.

You see it’s hard to make an online program more accessible for students when schools are using the same faculty staff for their online programs that they are using in their brick-and-mortar programs.

But because costs vary from school to school, it’s important to do a budget analysis, looking at all the specific costs associated with earning the particular degree you want to pursue. Once future students are made aware of all the costs and fees associated with an online program, they can decide whether distance learning is the best route or not.

That’s why it’s very important you read very careful the information presented on the university’s website. Some even offer an expense calculator tool, so you can get a better idea of how much you will end up spending to get the degree.

Oh yeah, and don’t forget about scholarships. It never hurts to apply for one or two or more. If successful, you’ll get ahold of a sum of money you can use to pay for your degree.

Here’s an example which could get you some quick money for college: the Look Twice, Save a Life scholarship which aims to help promote motorcycle safety among students.

The grant is provided by Insurance Providers, a seller of insurance and is worth $1,000. In order to apply for this grant you will need to submit a creative effort – which can range anywhere between video, artwork, essay or any other media format – that will hopefully inspire students to focus on motorcycle safety.

You will also have to fill out a brief application form with your personal details which shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes of your time. So if you want to go to college and have an interest in motorcycle safety, don’t hesitate to apply for this grant. You have until December 1, 2017 to apply.

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