September 22, 2017

Career

Many scholarships tailor to many different careers.  These types of scholarships are some of the best to achieve for the simple reason that they want good educated people in their company.  For instance, say that you want to be a nurse or electrician.  Many companies will actually pay for your college degree under the pretense that you will come work for them when you are finished with your schooling.  This is a surefire way to get your hands on tuition money, and at the same time, lock down a job.  In this economy, that is a very valuable incentive.

 

How To Find Career Scholarships

 

Of course, your first objective is to get a general idea of what career path you want to take.  This will not only help you during college for motivational purposes, but it also has a knack for getting Mr. Opportunity to start knocking.

It is important that before you go into college, or at least be the end of the 2nd college semester that you have an idea for your major.  This is not always easy, but it is certainly worth it to you to do some “soul searching” if you would.

If you do this, then you give yourself a direction, and direction is vital.  Then, once you know what you want to do, start looking for companies that you could see yourself working for.  Now this is not a life sentence by any means, but you might just be working there for the first two to three years after you finish your undergrad.

Then, you will want to talk to their HR department and ask about their educational benefits.  In many cases, companies like UPS, GE, and EXXON will have a fantastic scholarship fund to access.

 

How To Apply

 

Career scholarship application processes are creepily similar to that of applying for a job.  In all actuality, you are applying for a job, just a few years in advance.  So, it is important to prepare for this as you would a job interview process.

You will need a professionally written resume.  Now, you don’t want someone else to write it.  It is worth your while to gain good experience with this skill since it could very will be worth a lot of money for future career applications.

Next, start setting up your references, and be sure to get your hands on letters of recommendation.  Whatever you do, get qualified “non-friend” “non-family” references and letters.  That means that you want college educated, work, academic, and volunteer contacts on that paper.

Then, once you have all that in place, go back to the HR department of a firm of your choice (you can usually find contact info on a website), and ask to set up an appointment or get your foot in the door with that opportunity.  Talking with them will probably be easier than you think.  Now, the details will vary, but at the end of the day, they will probably just walk you through the process.  Just make sure your end is complete with your resume and references lined up before hand.

 

Career Scholarship Trusts

 

In many cases, these will be run by certain trusts or conglomerates, especially in the medical and non-profit fields.  These will be funded by lots of old money or estate money from notable people in that industry.  These will be a little bit more difficult to find, but you can simply go right to your department in your college and talk to professors and peers on how to locate these scholarships.  The application process for them will be strikingly similar to the corporate ones.