Recent winner of the $1,000 “I Don’t Want to Pay for College” scholarship, Brandon C. took some time aside to share with his peers (you guys!) his experience in the college and scholarship search, plus some extra tidbits about himself. Hopefully you’ll find some very useful tips!
What is your secret to finding and applying for scholarships?
I log on to Cappex once or twice a week, and check my scholarship matches to see if anything new has popped up. I also spend a couple hours each week searching for new scholarships to apply for.
Why is higher education important to you?
Learning is one of the most important things a person can do in life. It’s important for me to continue to learn new skills and techniques in photography and journalism, and to prepare myself for a great job and career after college.
Name one to three things you cannot live without.
I can’t imagine any day without my iPod and my camera. I am a huge music fan, and I spend hours each day listening to it. My camera is like a third arm – I am constantly taking pictures at sporting and social events. It allows me to capture moments so I can relive them for a lifetime, and I couldn’t live without it!
If you could offer a younger student one piece of advice for the college search, what would you say?
Never abandon your dreams.
You can discover more scholarships from Cappex and beyond. Simply visit Cappex.com. And thanks again to Brandon for sharing his college and scholarship tips!