College Advice for Summer Savings and Scholarships
In this economy, it’s understandable that high school students are looking for jobs. As an alternative, if students can’t find a way to earn money, summer can be used to save money. Picking the right summer activities can equal money in the form of a scholarship or big savings at your student’s school of choice.
Through the dual enrollment program, students can take classes at a local college- free of charge. Dual enrollment allows high school students to earn postsecondary credit toward a career and technical certificate, an associate degree, or a baccalaureate degree. That saves money for a summer activity, and when it comes to paying for college! Depending on your student’s major, classes in this category may include: languages, maths, sciences and English. The college credit earned can also be applied to most schools students eventually attend. This will save them (and you) the cost of the class they took.
Going further, certain scholarships are available for students who show high interest in pursuing certain careers. By using the summer to take a qualified interest to a higher level, your student may become eligible for these scholarships. Taking classes at a local community college or school can also show colleges a deep interest in a particular scholarly area that may make your student eligible for school scholarships.
If you have any other college questions, I’d be happy to answer them. Please write me here or at my personal email which can be found on my website.
Mandee Heller Adler, Founder and Principal of International College Counselors