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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Guest Post Homeschool Scholarships And Grants

Scholarships for Homeschooled Students

If you are one of the 2.5 million individuals receiving a secondary education at home, you're in luck. Numerous scholarships exist that are targeted specifically towards children and teens that are homeschooled. With universities around the United States constantly raising tuition prices, finding a way to supplement your tuition is an excellent idea.

Below is a list of ten scholarships for homeschooled students offered by schools around the United States. Browse and your leisure and apply for whichever ones meet your unique needs!

Bryan College Summit/Homeschool Grant (http://www.bryan.edu/summit-homeschool-grant.html): A $1,000 grant is available to incoming freshman at Bryan College, a small Christian school in Dayton, Tennessee. Applicants must have completed one of the college’s Summit Ministries Conferences or have been homeschooled for at least their last two years of high school.

Park University Home School Scholarship
(http://www.aie.org/Scholarships/detail.cfm?id=2003116): Missouri’s Park University offers a scholarship to first-time freshmen that have been home schooled and scored a minimum 25 on the ACT. Park was recently named “Best Value Among Private Colleges” by Parents & Colleges.

The William and Berniece Grewcock Endowed Scholarships (http://www.hillsdale.edu/): Nebraskan homeschoolers may apply for the William and Berniece Grewcock Endowed Scholarships at Hillsdale College. Recipients must be of sound moral character and of proven leadership ability and maintain a minimum 3.0 grade-point average to earn their half and full tuition prizes.

Cedarville University (https://studentaid2.ed.gov/v3/FinancialAid/Scholarship/Wintergreen/ScholarshipBrowse.aspx?s=E4f7jJhcyPUW6cEdf3voHgXAP3DPAXXAP3DPAX): For home-educated students who are actively involved in their church and community, Cedarville University, located in southwestern Ohio, offers several $1,000-2,000 scholarships. Applicants must have a minimum 22 ACT score or 1050 SAT.

Arizona Homeschool Scholarship (http://www.afhe.org/scholarships.htm): Each year Arizona Families for Home Education (AFHE) awards donor-funded scholarships to homeschooled students from single income families. In the last nine years the scholarship committee has granted more than $52,000 to 41 recipients.

Faulkner University (http://www.faulkner.edu/services/finaid/scholarships.asp): Homeschool students who earn a 20 or higher on the ACT or a 1450 on the SAT are eligible for an award of $500 a semester at Faulkner University. Faulkner is a growing Christian university located in the heart of Montgomery, Alabama.

HOPE Scholarship (http://www.ghea.org/pages/hsc/hopeScholarship.php): The HOPE Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students is open to residents of Georgia. Students who earn a 3.0 GPA or better their first year of college may retroactively apply for the scholarship, which covers up to $3,000 of tuition costs and additionally helps with other fees such as books and approved mandatory fees.

Oral Roberts University Homeschool Scholarship (http://www.free-4u.com/Scholarship.cfm?id=a11e388e-6ced-4996-8eb5-8384c6757470): Students entering their first year at Oral Roberts may apply for the $2000 Home School Scholarship. Students must have completed at least four years of home schooling and must write an essay to be reviewed by the scholarship committee.

SVU Homeschool/Non-Traditional Student Scholarship (http://svu.edu/student-financial-services/financial-aid/scholarships-and-grants/homeschool): Incoming freshman at Southern Virginia University are eligible for the Homeschool/Non-Traditional Student Scholarship worth a whopping $10,000 annually. Applicants must complete a short essay on who their hero is and why and complete a phone interview.

FPEA Scholarships (http://www.fpeascholarshipfund.com/scholarships.html): The Florida Parent Educators Association awards four separate scholarships to outstanding homeschool graduates. Each scholarship is worth $1000 and based on different criteria, such as the State of the Arts Scholarship for students who plan to pursue visual or performing arts in higher education.

Joseph Gustav is a guest blogger for My Dog Ate My Blog (http://www.guidetoonlineschools.com/blog) and a writer on online courses (http://www.guidetoonlineschools.com) for Guide to Online Schools.

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