- Finding the faith and the funny in life with ten kids.
RSS Follow Become a Fan

Delivered by FeedBurner

Recent Posts

Hurricane Elvis
The King's Jail
Storming the Castle
Thirty One Years

Most Popular Posts

The Green Tennis Ball
My High Flying Tiger
Proms and Prayers
A Good Sign
A Whole, Entire, Complete Day Off.


Fan (Book Reviews)
Funds (paying for college)


September 2018
November 2017
August 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
May 2016
March 2016
February 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
September 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011

powered by

The Big Picture

Scholarship Tips for Homeschoolers

Sorry I missed my post from the Scholarship Diva last Friday.  I was buried in boxes from our recent move.  I will post the info on keeping a scholarship notebook as soon as I can dig it up. 

Meanwhile, this week's post is for scholarship opportunities for home schoolers.  I have a tender spot for those home school moms, since I use to be one.  It is not just one full time job, but two, mom and teacher, and it's not easy. 

To all you home school moms out there, may you find the strength, inspiration and discipline you need to educate those kids.  Just keep at it.  You won't regret it. 

Scholarship-Winning Tips for Homeschoolers

  • Use hunting for scholarships to reinforce other skills.  For example, practice writing cover letters and essays.  Common prompts include career goals and “where do you see yourself in 10 years?”  Practice Internet research skills by finding scholarships and determining admission/financial aid requirements of different colleges.  Practice building a spreadsheet to track college and scholarship data. 

  • Integrate community service into your curriculum.  Focus your volunteer efforts on one cause or organization instead of doing a little here and a little there.  Devoting substantial time to one project shows commitment, passion, and dedication--all of which help convince scholarship committees that you’re worthy of their awards.

  • Keep good records.  In addition to maintaining proper documents for grades and standardized test scores, be sure to keep an accurate account of community service hours worked, the type of work you did, and have a supervisor sign off on it.

  • Get a jump on the competition.  Although there are a few scholarship opportunities available exclusively for homeschoolers, you are as eligible for competing for scholarships as traditionally schooled students.  Your advantage, however, is the freedom to weave the search into your school day.  Scholarships targeted to junior high students are also available, but these are less publicized; because most people don’t start thinking about finding scholarships until their final year of high school, the competition is thinner and your odds of winning could be stronger.  While some awards are outright cash prizes, other scholarships are structured in such a way as to “hold” the winnings for a number of years until the student enters college.  Some of these scholarships could even be used to cover the cost of concurrent college courses.

Here are a few homeschool-friendly scholarship opportunities:

Contact the Scholarship Diva with comments and questions at 

2 Comments to Scholarship Tips for Homeschoolers:

Comments RSS
adres on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:14 AM
Investments within the decoration plus functional , the burkha outdoor area usually pays off! In simple dwelling such a option are usually simply
Reply to comment

buy luxury watches on Friday, January 09, 2015 10:24 PM
Hello, i feel that i noticed you visited my blog so i got here to go back|return} the favor?I'm attempting to to find things to enhance my web site!I suppose its ok to use some of your ideas!!
Reply to comment

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment
Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint