Online universities are the future, and more and more students seem to agree with this statement these days. Online degree programs have started to become the more attractive option to many learners out there who are looking to pursue a higher education.
Especially with the costs of living always being on the rise, as they are. Nowadays, not many people can afford to go to college without also getting a job to support their lifestyle, not to mention to pay for the fees.
Well online education accommodates having a job, by letting learners study at their own pace and when they have the time. Most importantly, you can study from anywhere, which in theory means that if manage to catch a free hour at work, you could use it to catch up on your botany.
An online degree also doesn’t put such a big hole through your bank account. Because you’ll be studying from home and not moving to be near campus, you will be able to save on some expenses.
But don’t kid yourself that online education fees aren’t high too. They are. It’s just that you won’t need to worry about things like finding a new place to live or spending money on frequent commutes.
Speaking of fees. Most online universities offer programs that are priced similarly to their traditional counterparts. Which is why, most students find they can’t pay for the online degree they have chosen by themselves.
This is where scholarships come into the equation. Scholarships are free money grants that you don’t have to pay back once you’re done with your online education.
And it’s important to keep in mind that as an online student you are eligible to apply for grants. Online universities tend to offer scholarship programs of their own. So make sure to ask at your university of choice whether you can apply for a bursary or not.
If you’re not eligible, for whatever reason, don’t fret. You can still take your chances online. The Internet is a huge scholarship database and all you need to do is search for the ones you can apply to.
Don’t know where to start? We’ll give you an example. Check out the Steven & McMillan Law Scholarship which is offered annually to a student enrolled with an accredited university at the time of the application.
Candidates are expected to be in good academic standing, but the scholarship does not have a fixed GPA requirement.
Anyway, in order to get the chance to get your hands on this $1,500 scholarship for college, you need to submit a $1,000-word essay on a chosen law regarding the following topics:
- Wrongful termination
- Leave of absence violations
Applicants have to describe these laws have helped employees at the workplace. If you have examples in your family or circle or friends, you are most welcomed to use them.
The deadline for this grant is December 15, 2018, so you still have some time to compose your essay. Make sure you spell-check it before you send it in, or risk being disqualified.