Large national scholarships ($5,000 or more) are everywhere. While I love that these organizations are investing in education, they’re also gaining a ton of exposure.
Once during college football season, I remember a sports commentator saying that a team behaved in a way where they weren’t taking candy from a baby, but were trying to take a steak from a caveman. I believe this sums up large national scholarships as well.
As the Chinese Proverb goes, “He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.” And you are not a fool, so has your financial aid and scholarships office answered these questions?
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