Preparing for College

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My oldest son is going to be entering the winding corridors as a freshman in high school this coming school year. As cliche a statement as it is, time really does fly. On his birthday in just a few short months, he’s going to be the glorious age of 15. Next year, he’ll be driving. Then, in what seems like a blink of an eye, he’ll be heading off to college.

How is that even possible?

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What once appeared so far away, now feels as if it’s right around the corner. And while we may have some time left to make up his mind on these important life matters, I know that all too soon we’re going to have to start preparing for college by pondering possible majors and scholarships. It’s what we’ve been working towards, seemingly from elementary school.

It does take a lot of work and forethought, however. Getting accepted into college is a huge accomplishment and a major milestone. I can understand how that might be a lot of pressure on a kid.

Is your college destination already known? Start looking around now at scholarship opportunities and studying the questions asked in preparation for the best chances at winning. Many scholarships state you need to be a current college or university student that hasn’t reached their final year yet, or be a high school senior that has already been accepted into a college or university, to apply.

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College Scholarships

If you or your child is currently in college, or about to be, here are 7 possible scholarship opportunities, each for $1000. All high school seniors who have been selected to attend a college or university and current college students are encouraged to apply.

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How are you preparing for college? Oh, sure, we could focus on actual life skills that a young adult should know before they’re thrown in a dorm. Skills such as learning to cook and doing their own laundry. Kids these days also need to know how to have a responsible social life in real life. That means not on their phone. And speaking of their phone, what happens when there ISN’T an app for that?

It’s a tough world out there.

For now, though, it’s time for a fun summer. And I’m not wishing these moments away. We still have a few years left before we have to start preparing for college, visiting dorms, and my boy hasn’t even graduated middle school yet. As such, I’m going to enjoy what time we have with a lot of family bonding, under the sun memories, and teen-friendly summer adventures. Whether he likes it or not.

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