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Monday, July 20, 2009

Where is the money?

Earlier today I read a post on my friend Lin's blog (Duck and Wheel with String) where she was talking about the difficult stage of our teenagers going off to college. Then this evening I was talking to a friend of mine about her daughter going off to college in less than a month and not having all of the financial aspects in order.

That's only three moms and we're all a little frustrated, worried and anxious about this new stage. I know some parents are nervous about their kids going away, some worry about whether their new college students will do well academically, but the majority are thinking about the money.

Although my daughter qualified for financial aid (Pell, Hope and possibly work study), there are still other expenses that may need to be covered. She took out a very small loan to cover the little "left over," but my hope is that she'll qualify, apply and receive some scholarships and grants.

Finding said scholarships can be tough. Beating the competition can be even tougher. But it has to be done. I figured I would bring the question to you - the intelligent, knowledgeable and helpful blog readers - to see if you have any good leads on legitimate scholarships.

Thanks for your help... I better go now and pursue a couple of leads.
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