With college tuition’s going up the only way a lot of kids are going to be able to further their education is through scholarships. There are several ways to get a scholarship, one is being the high school jock and hoping for an athletic scholarship or relying on your smarts for an academic scholarship. The odds of getting either one are stacked against you but only a gifted few have the chance of getting in on their athletic abilities that leaves the majority of college applicants out. Why, there are more students who aren’t involved in high school sports than those that are.
To prepare for an athletic scholarship you need to listen to the coach, study and learn the plays and stand out to be the best of the best. This takes training and practice to improve your performance on the court or field.
To prepare for an academic scholarship it takes the same type of work. You need to listen to the teachers, study and learn the work presented to you to stand out and be the best of the best.
Now comes the hard part. You not only have to be in the top of your class but you’re competing with students from all over the country for admission to colleges and that you’ve got to up your game as far as competition goes. For the athlete it means practicing daily and hoping you don’t get any injuries. For the academic you need to score high on the ACT test but you can have an advantage over your opponents. You can study hard on your own or have StudyPoint as your coach. Think of it as spring training for the mind.
So, unless you plan on winning the lottery, having a rich uncle die and leave you his fortune you need to start training early for your future.