Scholarship Spotlight

Written April 19th, 2010
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Your local Community College

Sometimes the money needed to take the leap to return to school is right in front of you. While there are many national scholarships (see “Scholarship Spotlight” archives for this blog), many Community Colleges also offer financial assistance for the Non-Traditional Student (NTS).

For instance, Northern Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) has an “NIACC Extreme Makeover College Edition.” Here, NTS vie for an opportunity to receive scholarships for an academic year. The college’s website showcases the stories of the finalists. Even if you do not live in Iowa, you will probably be able to identify with the scholarship candidates’ individual stories about financial obstacles and family/work obligations.

So check out the scholarships locally. Also, sometimes the regional Rotary Club and other community-centered organizations provide funds for the NTS. If you cannot find anything specific on-line for your region, do not hesitate to pick up the phone and call your Community College for information!


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