Loida Otero ➢ recommends the following next steps:
It may not be the fastest, but if you are looking for scholarships, do the leg work. I spent a lot of time in my local libraries using their resources and working with the staff to pull relevant data and apply, apply, apply to as many, no matter how small or big. A bunch of smaller scholarships can definitely add up. Instead of one larger one, I ended up with 5 smaller ones that added up to the larger ones amount. Some of the smaller ones are easier to get as there isn't as much competition for them.
Also, if you know what you would like to major in, call the college and talk to a staff member in that department to find out if there are any college sponsored grants/scholarships that you could apply for.
I agree with the comments you've received so far. I'd like to add that you could also ask the college financial office about "work study" programs. When I was in college back in the day, I did a work study program and I also had a job that I found part-time on my own at a local popular hotel in the area. While I was employed at the hotel, they had a tuition reimbursement program, which helped me out greatly. I started out in Housekeeping because the hours worked well with my class schedule. I later got promoted to the Front Desk and really enjoyed meeting many Hollywood mega stars along the way (ie, boy did I meet some very great stars). :)
Check with your college student resource center to see if they have opportunities that may fit within your schedule and suitable for your needs. Good luck on your journey. I wish you the best of luck.
Sheila recommends the following next steps:
I believe the fastest ways to make money for college is to work on campus. Usually there are great opportunities on campus to work in like the computer lab or library. These employers for sure will work with your school schedule.
As a teenager you can work part time as waiter/waitress at restaurants since tips are usually very good; they will be as good as your service though. In addition, there are a wide variety of part time jobs from employers that are willing to accommodate your school schedule. Once again restaurants, fast food restaurants to name a couple. I hope this helps. I worked at Baskin Robbins while in College to help myself with college. I also joined US Army ROTC and applied for scholarship which paid for all my tuition, books and received a small monthly check for spending money.
I an an engineer, retired, and I had same problems when studying in college.
The mais thing to gain money (my particular case), was giving particular classes of physics and mathematics.
Also, I had weekend job, to help old people when their relatives were travelling.