Juniors and Seniors of Beacon Academy of Nevada, online free charter school from home, it’s not too late to find money for college! This month’s scholarship bulletin was emailed to student’s school email accounts recently. This monthly bulletin is put together by the school counselor so that students can look through it and apply to any and all scholarships that they may qualify for.
Why are scholarships important? Scholarships are important because first, after you earn your free online high school diploma, they help students find money to help pay for college during a time when college is often times thought unreachable due to the expense. In today’s society, many families struggle to make it each month. Many luxuries are given up or overlooked. Some families unfortunately view college or higher education as a luxury and thus unattainable for some students because working to help support the family is a necessity just to survive. In reality, higher education is absolutely a necessity in order to obtain successful jobs that will pay enough to survive. Every scholarship a student is awarded is less money out of the students or families pocket and less in financial aid the student will need to borrow. Those determined students who search for scholarships and take the initiative to apply will find scholarships that they qualify for. Sadly, many scholarships are going unused because students don’t apply either out of fear of rejection or simply not knowing. I like to tell my students that even if they think they won’t get it they should still apply because what if no one else applies and they were the only one too. If they don’t apply they’ll never know.
Secondly, applying for scholarships also teaches students to follow directions and write on a given topic – a topic that is often about themselves or their viewpoint. Some may ask why is being able to follow directions and write on a given topic important? This is important because throughout life, students will be faced with writing tasks given by employers, coworkers, future professors, and even friends and family all of which will expect the student to produce a knowledgeable piece of writing that discusses what was asked. These tasks aren’t always meant to be hard or severely challenging but often simple and to aid in something that is going on at work, in school or in life; something as simple as a blog for example. Not challenging but very thought provoking and meant to reach many families of potential students. If the student learns to do this effectively early on, then later in life these small tasks won’t be daunting and can easily be completed.
So how can Beacon Academy of Nevada help students with this? First, each month the counselor provides a monthly scholarship bulletin that is full with current and future scholarships which include deadlines for any and all students to look through and apply for – this is the starting point for students looking for ways to pay for college. This bulletin also contains information from all of the major colleges and community colleges in Nevada regarding scholarships as well. Secondly, the academic courses that students will take throughout their high school career and especially with Beacon Academy of Nevada will challenge them to write properly and effectively on any given topic.
Closing comments for this week include: scholarships are essentially free money for students who take the initiative and apply. By applying for scholarships, students will also build upon already instilled lifelong skills that are necessary throughout life to be a successful, thriving individual. After you earn your free online high school diploma here in Nevada, you will want to have received these scholarships and applied them to your college years as you expand your education. Remember, we take students from across the state of Nevada so whether you live in Clark County, Nye County, White Pine County, Lincoln County, Esmeralda County or Mineral County you can take your accredited online high school classes with Beacon Academy.
For those of you who are not seniors, stay focused, finish out the school year with a flourish and get ready to enjoy your summer. If you need to make up some classes, we are offering summer school. For more information click on the link below:
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