Wednesday, December 5, 2018

"What Do I Do After High School?" By Makayla Caswell, State Parliamentarian 

December Blog

     Senioritis-a supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school or college, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance. Anyone who is a senior this year, in high school or college, knows exactly how this feels. Celebrating your last year, having fun with your class, and preparing for graduation are all things to look forward to during your senior year, but what exactly happens after you finish high school? I’ll tell you...COLLEGE!!! Now as exciting as college may sound, it can become costly. And yes, you should worry about this now! If you don’t already know what college you want to attend or what to major in, that’s totally fine, but you should start looking into scholarships and grants that can be used wherever you want to attend. 
I know what you’re thinking: “Writing essays and filling out information sheets are boring."  I know that this may not be at the top of everyone’s “fun list," but it’s totally worth it in the long run! And this kind of thing is super easy to do, especially being an FFA member. If you head on over to National FFA’s website not only will you find scholarships through FFA, but you can find a list of all the National FFA sponsors. Many of the sponsors on this list also offer scholarships you can apply for as a member! While scholarships are a great way to pay for college, grants are equally as easy to obtain. TOPS is a grant only offered to Louisiana students who have meet the requirement of a 20+ ACT score. Study buddies and tutors for the ACT can really go a long away in helping you meet the requirements for TOPS. The Pell grant is offered to students based on your parents' income. You can get more information on this grant and how to apply at I hope you all take the time to check out some local scholarships and grants in your area, as well as all the opportunities FFA has to offer when it comes to funding your education. Be careful throughout the rest of your year, though, because senioritis is a real thing, and it catches you off guard!

Good luck,


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