Good ol’ dad! Most dads work hard to provide for their families and when it comes to paying for college, are frustrated at the high cost of tuition, books, housing, and all other fees that come with having a college student. Luckily, there are several ways dads can help when it comes to the scholarship process.
Here are some concrete ways that dads can help with scholarships:
- Deeply inquire about company scholarships at work, not just asking a few fellow employees if they have heard of any, but going directly to the top, asking the boss, and even researching the company online.
- Help their students find internships and/or volunteer opportunities. Internships and volunteering are great ways for students to explore career options. Working with professionals in their chosen fields also allows students to develop relationships that lead to detailed and specific letters of recommendation for scholarship applications.
- Get on board with their students and mom to make scholarship searching a family endeavor. Working families are extremely busy and mom is usually stretched to the limit, especially if she also works outside the home. Helping find scholarships, proofreading essays, and reminding students of important deadlines are valuable ways to show students how serious dad is in the quest to find money for college.
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there, especially those with college-bound students!
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