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Their mother was killed. Now these babies are left on death row!

It may seem like the fall of a student's junior year it too soon to search for scholarships but it is not. In fact, I often tell parents to start searching for scholarship the moment that your student enters high school. It is an unusual time to talk about money for college. Most parents and students are thinking that there are four years until graduation. While life is going on college acceptances are just over the horizon. It is true that the early bird gets the scholarship. The key to having a scholarship strategy that works is staring early. There are some parents who have a formula for success. They have a binder where they are already collecting scholarship information. They attend every scholarship and grant training session that they can. Each parent and student should consider finding scholarships a team effort. Start by meeting with someone at your local library. There are a lot of college scholarship resources in the library and there is always someone who is willing to help.

Did you know that there are billions of dollars in scholarships that go unused every year? Some students say it is too hard to apply for scholarships. That is why I tell all students to get started on their scholarship search early. Starting early is the best way to prevent each student and parent from getting overwhelmed. You should have different types of scholarships in each section of your scholarship binder. You can also have your own library of scholarship books and articles that you are picking and reviewing. There are thousands of scholarships on Google. You can search by college major and interests. Ask your student to talk to their high school counselor about scholarships that are available. The school counselor should have information that they are receiving throughout the year. Let them know that you are interested in receiving information and that you will apply

There are a lot of scholarships that are based on a student's performance in high school. Each student should work to obtain the highest grades possible. Get a tutor right away or make arrangements for the teacher to meet with your student. The critical issue for each parent is deciding how to use each year as leverage against the rising cost of college. Look for small and large opportunities to find scholarships in newspapers and in magazines. Call local college's financial aid office to find out more about their scholarships and deadlines. Call your bank or credit union to see how you can start saving and if they have scholarships.

If you are the parent of a 11th grade student it's time to get ready for senior year by asking your student to obtain scholarship recommendation letters from their teachers. Create a calendar with scholarship deadlines and ensure that your applications are submitted on time. Don't allow yourself to get behind. It's easy to miss out on a scholarship because your application was not submitted on time. Use the summer to get ahead of the game. Ask your son/daughter to write answers to several scholarship questions. Some of the questions to expect: How will you use our scholarship to complete your undergraduate degree? Why do you deserve this scholarship? How will you make a difference in the world after receiving your degree? Remember grammar and spelling count, if a student wants to have their scholarship application considered.

Investing in your son/daughter's education is one of the best decisions a parent and student can make. Start your scholarship search early so that your student has the flexibility to pay for the college of their choice. Position yourself to reap the financial rewards of saving pursuing scholarships. You will not regret your investment of time and you can have money to pay for tuition, room and board and other expenses.

Their mother was killed and their “pretty” sibling taken by a rescue. Now these babies are left on death row! These are the last remaining dogs set to be killed. They are hanging by a thin thread, and need out immediately! Please help network them for rescue and foster! They MUST have a plan today! These babies don’t deserve to die so young!

We are NOT the City Shelter to where pictures were taken. FOR MORE INFO ON THIS PET please contact Leslie Hennings

West Texas
Transport available to Dallas and San Antonio

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1. Rank all of your schools according to their rankings nationally

The first thing that you need to do is to rank all of the schools that you have been accepted to. You will find these forms that can help you to rank these schools in your guidance office or the Internet. You can go to the US News Rankings to find where the schools on your list are ranked nationally. There are many factors to be taken into account when you are ranking these schools such as their retention rate, size of classes, percentage of classes been taught by TA, number of successful alumnus, rates of graduates finding employment, etc. This way you can see how your schools stack up to the schools around the country. You want to attend the best school on your list that you can afford. This process has to be very practical and doable for you and your family.

2. Rank all of your packages according to the amount of free money offered to you

Free money is any money that you and your family don't have to pay back. These monies will come under scholarships and grants (Federal grants and State grants). Rank the school that gave you the most free money number 1 down to the school that gave you the least amount of free money. Keep in mind that your favorite school may not give you the best package. This is a practical and non-subjective process. They will offer you a package based on your household income and assets depending on whether the school is private or public school. The schools will give you their money and the government's money based on your financial need and the type of profile that you have created.

3. Rank all of your schools from the school that you like to attend to the school that you are the least likely to attend: Conquering college attendance

Now, start with your favorite school. This is the number 1 school that you would like to attend from your accepted list to the least favored school on you list. This is that one school that you would like to attend if you and your family can afford it without going into deep debt. Again, here, you and your family have to be practical and realistic because neither you nor your family should go into deep debt to get your education. You are investing in your future but your parents are getting closer to retirement so don't ask them to take loans or refinance their home to send you to your dream school. Remember that you are going to have to pay for your loans and that you are not going to pay off their debt. It is your future, so invest wisely.

One consolation here is that you and your parents can always contact the financial office and explain your family's financial situation and ask them if they can give you a little more help because you would really like to attend their institution.

For additional information that can make this process of college search and college admissions less stressful, visit the website below. With the information provided on the website, you can do your college search, college admissions and college financial aid.