Nowadays, a lot of students are concerned regarding how they are going to fund their college education. If you are one of those people then you may have also considered studying online due to the extreme convenience it offers. However, aside from lessening the expenses by getting an online education, you may also try applying for a student grant as offered by many organizations.
Study.com is an online education provider that helps over 30 million students and teachers every month. By offering 22,000 video lessons as well as other learning materials, Study.com provides people all that they need to help them study. With that said, Study.com firmly believes in the influence of education in the world today no matter what the field or discipline of the subject may be. In order to further create a positive impact on the world through learning, Study.com established their Undergraduate Distance Learning Degrees Academic Scholarships.
Every year, Study.com gives out a $500 award to deserving students pursuing an online college degree, either associate or bachelor. The award is given once a year only and, as mentioned, amounts to $500 which can be used for educational expenses such as tuition fees and school materials. The recipient of the scholarship will be picked based on his/her academic performance as well as extracurricular activities. The scholarship is competitive and will be based on the applicant’s financial needs.
In order to be eligible for the scholarship grant, you must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident at least. The applicant must also be accepted or enrolled in an accredited university and pursuing an online college degree. High School graduates as well as graduating High School students are all eligible to apply for the scholarship. A minimum of 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours must have been completed by the applicant in order to be eligible for the grant.
Although not limited to the following choices, these online degrees must be the ones being pursued by the applicant:
Online Associate’s in General Studies, Online Associate’s in Electrical Engineering Technology, Online Associate’s in Health, Information Technology, Online Associate’s in Accounting, Online Associate’s in Early Childhood Education, Online Bachelor’s in Nursing, Online Bachelor’s in Business Management, Online Bachelor’s in Public Administration, Online Bachelor’s in Visual Communications, Online Bachelor’s in Organizational Psychology
To apply, you may simply head on to the official website of the scholarship at https://study.com/pages/Undergraduate_Distance_Learning_Degrees_-_Academic_Award.html and navigate down to find the apply button. In the application form, apart from asking you to supply basic information about yourself, you will also be asked to answer several questions.