Ohio organization provides more than $1.4 million in scholarships

December 23, 2011

Many high school students are interested in attending college not only to expand upon their education, but increase their chances of landing a job with a decent salary after graduation. Several employers specifically look for applicants who have a college degree, making it more important than ever for high school students to enroll in a postsecondary institution once they leave.

Often, college grants and scholarships can be found through the schools themselves. However, private sponsors also offer these financial resources to help prospective students and current college students gain as much funding as they need to pay for tuition.

Recently, the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges awarded 865 scholarships to students across the state who were enrolled in its member colleges, according to the Zanesville Times Recorder. More than $1.4 million was used to provide financial assistance to the recipients in the 2011-12 school year.

Scholarships and college grants are ideal for a number of reasons. In addition to reducing the cost of tuition, these financial resources can help pay for textbooks, housing and other living expenses. Unlike education loans, scholarships and grants also do not need to be repaid over time.

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