Do you have a graduating senior? Are you wondering how you will pay for college? We at Kelly Community know how difficult, frustrating, and scary this can be when you do not have savings set aside for college.
We have also heard that there are “lots of scholarships unclaimed each year because people do not apply.”
According to the College Board, the average private school costs more than $31,000, and the average state school costs more than $9,000 this year. So how are you planning to pay for college? Grants, Loans, Scholarships, or money you have saved while working? In order to assist you, we have conducted research to find different scholarships in our area that are available in addition to the scholarship Kelly Community gives out annually to a graduating senior. If you have not already talked to your high school counselor and the financial aid office of the college/university/technical school you will attend, those are the first two places you MUST start.
Other organizations that give out scholarships are places like:
- Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts of America
- Young Life
Think of places you and your family currently frequent:
- Credit Union
- Beta Sigma Phi – Sorority
Think of the type of degree or profession you want to go into:
- Texas Agriculture Extension Service
Does the school you are attending have anything in your area such as the Texas A&M Club or Aggie Mom’s Club that gives out scholarships?
Other local scholarships:
List of Texas Scholarships Available
For those that are already in college, go back to the organizations that gave you a scholarship for your freshman year; many times they will consider another scholarship if you will ask. These are just a few ideas of places that you can go and find scholarships to help you pay for college and avoid the burden of college debt.
We hope these tips have been helpful for you, because at Kelly Community, we are people helping people “Save More. Earn More. and Do More Financially.”