Scholarships: Questions to ask a Sponsor


Education is very important to almost everyone. Some are not giving huge importance to education because they know someone who did not finish school but is very rich and successful right now. Even Carl Iberger, a popular business advisor, would encourage everyone to finish their education before pursuing business seriously.

Yes, there are people who failed to graduate but became rich, even richer than those who finish their school, but this should not be your inspiration as not everyone can be as lucky as them. Giving yourself a diploma is the best gift you can give not only to yourself but also to your family.

Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky financially. Some are struggling to send themselves to school because of financial problems. Yes, it is hard to finish school without money, but with the help of available scholarship grants, your financial challenge can somehow be aided.

There are many sponsors out there that are willing to help less fortunate students that are highly dedicated and deserving to finish school. If you are one of those students, and would like to try your luck in getting a scholarship grant, one of the things you have to do is ask questions.

The more questions you ask, the closer you can get from securing a scholarship from the right sponsor.

Just to give you a list of questions you can start with, read the following:

Do I need to spare money for my schooling?

You may want to know how much the sponsor would cover your schooling. Will they pay your tuition fee? Do they give allowance to their students? Who will provide the books? All these you need to know especially if your funds are limited.

The higher they cover, the better it is for you, especially if you really have no money to spare for your schooling. Can you cover what the grant cannot cover? If yes, then you can proceed with your application, if not, you may want to look for a different sponsor that can offer better scholarship coverage.

What courses and schools do you allow?

Just to make you aware, not all sponsors cover all courses and schools. Some may set limitations in terms of the schools and courses they allow their scholars to take. If you are focused on a specific course, it is strongly recommended that you find a sponsor that will allow you to pursue your real dreams in life.

Can I get part-time work while under the scholarship?

You may also want to know if the sponsor would allow you to get part-time work while studying under their grant. Some sponsorsare strict and would want their students to focus on their studies alone, while others are a little lenient, as long as their students achieve their grade requirement getting a part-time or even a full time job won’t be an issue for them at all.

To avoid disqualifications, asking the sponsor about this is highly recommended.

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