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Scholarship opportunities are out there

<p>Kenya Johnson, Shantel Morrow, Mar’Tya Remson and Victor Williams work on SAT prep in Ms. Johnson’s class.</p>

Kenya Johnson, Shantel Morrow, Mar’Tya Remson and Victor Williams work on SAT prep in Ms. Johnson’s class.

According to Forbes, “Student loan debt in 2019 is the highest ever.” The amount of money owed by recent graduates is in the trillions in the U.S. alone. Students all deserve the same opportunities as everyone else, and it doesn’t always have to be followed with years of debt to pay off. 

Students may have the GPA and the SAT score, but they could be left wondering whether they are going to have enough funding to get to the college of their dreams. Students may not have the scores for a full ride, but they are eligible to attend college, and with a little research they can find a plethora of scholarship opportunities to help. 

The Detroit Promise Scholarship is one of the options for Detroit students. Students must receive a score of 1060 or higher on the SAT and have a grade point average of 3.0 by Feb. 1 of senior year. They must have been a student in Detroit for all four years of high school. If students are planning to stay on campus, they may also need funding to cover housing, meals and extra expenses. 

Women of Tomorrow is a mentorship program for young women. According to its website, it has awarded over $6.4 million in scholarships. One of its main requirements is that students attend all of its meetings during their senior year. 

It takes some time and effort, but there are plenty of organizations who are more than willing to reward those who put in the work and show they are actively trying to strive towards a successful post-high school career.


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