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Why Are Scholarships Important?

Scholarships give everyone the opportunity to receive a cheaper or a free education, despite their various backgrounds. During college, many students have to work to pay off their tuition, room & board, and other expenses, which takes away from their time to study and learn. Some students even take years off to save up for college and some of those never return. According to CollegeAtlas.org, "Seventy percent of Americans will study at a 4-year college, but less than 2/3 will graduate."

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NextGenVest was founded on the mission of helping students graduate from college with little to no student loan debt. That's where scholarships come in.

When Should I Start Applying for Scholarships?

The answer is now! Some scholarships require you to be in a certain grade level but there are scholarships available as early as sophomore year in high school! This summer is the best time to apply for any type of scholarship. NextGenVest's Money Mentors can help you find them! Just text the free hotline at 646-652-8149 and ask for help!

How Can I Find Scholarships?

There are scholarships for everything, from being left handed to being ambidextrous! Just be careful that the scholarships are legitimate. Here are some good resources: the financial aid office at a college or career school, a high school or TRIO counselor, religious or community organizations, local businesses, civic groups, organizations (including professional associations) related to your field of interest, ethnicity-based organizations, and your employer or your parents’ employers.

Also, here is another article with further information on this topic!

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