Do your part to help your family

As the change of weather swiftly blows in, along with it comes a change of season and a change of mind set.

Blowing in comes a fear for the American people, that we must constantly check our wallets and purses, making sure that we have the cash flow to survive.

The economy has taken a pretty hard hit these past couple of months with the stock market dropping, gas prices fluctuating, and the real-estate market taking a turn for the worst.

As a result, many people have lost their jobs. With less income, it’s hard for them to provide for their families. There is less money for clothes, less money for activities, and less money for school.

For seniors, that means less money going towards their college funds, which is why it is very important to apply for scholarships, and it is essential that you apply early. With all the economic changes, there is a higher demand for school funding, and therefore, more competition for athletic and academic scholarships.

In the long run, there are things that you can do to better yourself and improve your chances on receiving scholarships. Do your part by raising your grades and trying harder in school in order to be eligible. Asking questions, studying for tests, and focusing in class will prepare you for the challenges you’ll have to face in college and in all aspects of your life. Money saved up from each paycheck, as well, provide extra cash for college.
As for the freshmen, sophomores, and juniors – you need to start now. Scholarship opportunities are quickly drying up and your time to apply is whittling away.

If you take the initiative to do your part, your parents would have much less to worry about. And with the holidays just around the corner, now is the time to show them how much you appreciate all they do and how much respect you have for them.