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I will be the second child in college come 2019-2020 year. My brother is currently a college sophmore. The ownness seems to be on me to get scholarships to go. Any parental advice to make things even?

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Sheila’s Answer


Hello Brett:

It's good to hear that you want to go to college and will be next in line in your family. So now it's your turn.

When my two (2) young adults were in high school they did the following; here are a few tips to get you started:

1) Check with your Guidance Counselor. They may be able to share information on scholarships that come into their office. My young adults applied for many scholarships (no matter big or small), which include writing many essays. So get your pen and pad ready. . .

2) Check out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) website at: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types

There are many types of financial aid. Here are a few:

2 a) Grants & Scholarships

2 b) Loans

2 c) Work Study Job

2 d) Tax Benefit

3) Check with your church, community, parent's company, military, etc.

4) Research the college you want to attend to see if they have scholarships you could apply to

4 a) Some majors will offer a scholarship; it just depends on the major and what is being offered

5) Research the web to see if your state have a similar website to the State of Georgia:


The College Board: https://www.collegeboard.org/?navId=www-cb

The bottom line is to research carefully.

Good Luck to You!