Immokalee students receive scholarships to work toward degrees

December 22, 2011

Many individuals struggle to pay for college, which can put people in debt if they cannot afford to pay back education loans following graduation. However, more sponsors are developing scholarship and grant programs to help people afford the cost of earning a degree, which can be motivating for those who have dreams of pursuing a higher education.

Recently, 27 students in Immokalee, Florida received scholarships through the Take Stock in Children Program, according to CBS affiliate WINK News Now. The goal was to motivate the kids to take their schooling seriously, achieve good grades and eventually use the money to attend college to earn a degree.

Mark Trejo, a seventh grader, is one of the scholarship recipients. His older brother was recently forced to quit school due to a lack of funds, which prevented him from continuing with his college career. Trejo hopes to have a different fate now that he has the scholarship.

College grants and scholarships can help more people avoid having to drop out of school. These financial resources can reduce the cost of tuition and make it easier for students to obtain a degree.

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