Applying for scholarships vs. working online = better savings plan?

@maezee (26855)
United States
January 18, 2010 9:37pm CST
This has been something that's been racking my brain for quite a while now. I have spent YEARS applying for a few scholarships each month (writing scholarships usually, some merit and some photography ones as well), and have not won a PENNY worth of scholarships for school. That's a lot of time to be wasting on nothing. It got me thinking about how to save up money. Is it even worth it to waste your time on applying for scholarships? Should I instead invest all of my spare time into saving up via working 'online' sites like MyLot? Which do you think is a better savings plan: applying for scholarships or working on ptp, ptc, and gpt sites?
3 responses
@tap0991 (2767)
• United States
19 Jan 10
why not just do both? you get money no matter what happens if you have the right site.Also if you get the scholarships you will get some extra money and who doesnt like that?
@tap0991 (2767)
• United States
19 Jan 10
haha I know Ive done it and am doing it and well have gotten no scholarships.
@echomonster (2229)
• Greenwood, Mississippi
19 Jan 10
Can you not get a scholarship based solely on your academic performance or SAT/ACT scores? I think that's the way to go if possible...my college education was basically free thanks to a state scholarship and another scholarship offered by my college. Even if your HS grades weren't that brilliant, you ought to be able to ace the standardized tests if you work at it. Then maybe you could go to a smaller school that would be thrilled to admit someone with such a high ACT/SAT score and might be eager to pay for the privilege of having you. Online earning is a good avenue to pursue, but it's hard to count on it when we're talking about a cost of thousands of dollars per year. By the time you're making THAT much online, you might not want to go to college after all.
• Indonesia
19 Jan 10
I think it is two different things you are going through. aiming scholarship is for your future since education is very important for your career and earning money online is the vessel for it. I try to earn online for my future goal which is taking master degree abroad. it may be small, but I believe in 5 years that money will be mount up and very useful for me. Try doing some intership or social activities by joining organization, it will attract more people to look at your resume.