It is daunting to find ways to pay for college in today?s world. But there are some different things that you can do to aid in your efforts to gain a higher education. Using the Armed Forces to help pay for your education can be one of the wisest choices that you can make.
Here are some ways you can make that happen.
Scholarships- Often the Military has specific scholarships that are aimed at assisting young people to get an education. In some cases there are programs where you enlist, and then the military branch you are in will send you to school, to study a particular area, with the agreement that when you get a degree that you will serve for a time period in that military branch.
ROTC- Each of the Five military branches has some form of Officer training program, either a official service 4 year academy, or a Reserve Officer Training Corps or ROTC program, or other type of program. These give you a full 4 year education and you agree to accept a commission in the military service whose program you participate in after you graduate.
Its never too Late- There is literally every kind of scholarship you can imagine out there, and you should not limit your search without trying. There are a lot of different deadlines, and for the most part the earlier you start, up to a certain point can make a great deal of difference. Both Military and Civilian Scholarship and Award Committees have deadlines, so apply OFTEN and Early, it can make all the difference in the world.
You should keep looking for scholarships up to the time you graduate, as radical as that may seem.
Look Close To Home- Each year there are scholarships that go un awarded because either no one applies, or people assume they have already been awarded. Both Veterans Groups, Civilian organizations and Military organizations offer scholarships, so do your homework and look even near where you live, too.