Enrollment with distance learning courses has been on the rise in the past few years, and if you’re thinking of making the plunge too, there’s no better time to do so.
Online schools are thriving and are offering a large palette of programs, at undergraduate and graduate level. What’s more, a lot of online degree program providers, nowadays, are backed-up by accreditation, so you don’t need to worry about enrolling with a non-respectable learning institution.
Online schools originated in the distance learning courses you could take my mail. But today given that almost everyone has access to a computer connected to the Internet they have morphed into online degree program options.
There are many people out there who wanted to attend college, but for a reason or another never managed to get to do that. Well the advent of online schools has encouraged a lot of individuals to go back to school or start a new online degree program from scratch.
Providers of distance learning courses are everywhere these days. A quick search online will reveal that. What’s more, some traditional colleges have recognized the value of online education and have started offering digital programs of their own in recent years.
So you might be able to find online degrees at brick-and-mortar universities too. The choice is very wide.
On top of that, returning or mature-age students, but not only, can hope to be able to access some financial help. Gone are the days when scholarships were reserved only for students attending prestigious colleges.
This is no longer the case today. The majority of students have a chance to land a grant, even if they don’t have a stellar GPA.
Some scholarship providers tend to care more about other qualities like willingness to learn or having a passion for a certain field.
To give you an example, here’s the L. Ron Hubbard’s Illustrators of the Future Contest. To apply you need to be an international or US-based student who has a passion for drawing, painting or other black&white mediums.
To enter, interested parties need to submit 3 ORIGINAL black-and-white Sci-Fi or Fantasy illustrations. Each needs to depict a different theme than the other two.
You have until December 31, 2018 to submit your work, so even if you’re reading this now, you still have plenty of time to start work and meet the deadline.
The entries will be judged by an assembly of professional artists. Three prizes worth $500 will be awarded each quarter. From the twelve quarterly winners, the judges will select a grant prize that will receive $5,000 in cash.
This is quite a generous sum, which you could put to very good use for paying your college bills. So if you’re an amateur artist with a passion for Sci-Fi and Fantasy don’t hesitate to apply for this grant.
As you can see, the scholarship has no GPA requirement. The important thing here is that the applicant is creative and knows how to draw.