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Looking for Scholarships

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by gunstock202, Feb 17, 2010.

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  1. gunstock202

    gunstock202 TS Member

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    Hey Shooters,
    Over the year I have discovered that TS. posters have allot of knowledge about ever thing. So here goes.... I am a 26 year old with a family who is returning to college to get a degree in Agriculture Education. I build adjustable combs and do other stock work to make ends meet. Does anyone know of any scholarships that would be good for me? It seems I'm either too old to apply or that if I'm not interested in buying Viagra I cant get to them. I hope to get some good responses so thanks for posting.

    Adam
     
  2. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    The best way to get into the college of your choice with a scholarship is through sports. HMB
     
  3. recurvyarcher

    recurvyarcher Well-Known Member

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    Adam, Iowa State gives out Ag scholarships. Are you near there, or could you go there?
     
  4. gunstock202

    gunstock202 TS Member

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    I am stuck in Idaho, it would cost too much to move my family. Thanks for the though though

    Adam
     
  5. Remstar311

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    Usually every college has a ton of scholarships. You would be better served to find out through them. They all have families that donate money every year for someone that does this or that...

    Just call the Ag School and see if they have a list of available scholarships, I'll bet they do.
     
  6. oakridge

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    I agree with Remstar, the best process to follow is to identify the school you want to go to and talk to the financial aid department about how to find the money to help. They are the experts in what is available for that school and your situation. Good luck, there is alot of competition, but the money is still out there.
     
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    The first step in getting scholarships is to score around 1350 on the SAT test. The ATA Hall of Fame offers 3-4 scholarships each year for shooters. There are no age restriction to these scholarships.

    Pat Ireland
     
  8. Grade VI

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    There are many on-line web sites to look at for scholarships. One is www.fastweb.com as a place to start. Then do a "google" search for scholarships and many web sites will come up. Hope this helps. Tom
     
  9. tachyon

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    Tom, I teach in a college prep school and we do a lot of work with our students in the scholarship area.

    1. Contact the schools you may attend. Talk to their admissions/scholarship people.

    2. Fill out a fafsa. This is a federal program to provide student aid. Even if you don't use any of their services many scholarship applications require a fafsa. The feds will provide you a "package" which consists of grants (don't have to be paid back), low interest loans and other loans. Take the grants if they are offered but read the loans carefully. www.studentaid.ed.gov is the starting point.

    3. There are a lot of bogus scholarship web sites out there. Don't pay money to have them search for a scholarship for you. As Tom said fastweb is an excellent site. (www.fastweb.com). Education Quest is another. (www.educationquest.org) not .com. Collegeboard also has a good scholarship web site.

    4. There are a few scholarships that are sponsored by organizations which take some research to discover. The ATA one that Pat mentioned is an example. This even goes to specific departments within the school. So after talking with the admissions department talk to someone in the specific department and see if they know of any scholarship opportunities. Usually the head of the department is a clueless professor so talking to the department secretary is a more reliable source.
     
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