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Column: Just Speaking My Truth 

Scholarships Save Lives 

By LAURYN BEST 

As the deadline for applying for colleges draws nearer, a high school senior such as myself has to start thinking about something equally important: How in the world am I going to pay for this degree? Some people are fortunate enough to not have to worry about this as their family is well off enough to pay for tuition up front, while others have to get creative.


After having a conversation with one of my friends (who happens to be a part of the first group mentioned) in which they stated “scholarships were a waste of [their] time” since they didn’t need it, I was shocked to say the least. In all honesty they came off as a little haughty. Yes their parents have the means to pay for her higher education, but they don’t necessarily have to. The same goes for people who don’t have any funds to support them for four years, there is a way out of that tough position.

Scholarships are a magical thing really. Just for being the awesome person that you are, you can lighten the load that is college tuition. They come in many different forms, and can get pretty obscure. Are you a middle child? Left handed? Play a sport? You can get money. If you just write a few essays to some broad prompts and apply to a set number every week you will be surprised by the results.

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