So, you’ve successfully completed one year in college. Congratulations! However, there are three more years to complete in order for you to earn your bachelor’s degree. As tuition fees continue to increase, the need for you to qualify for college scholarships also increases. You may even start thinking about the wisdom of taking out a student loan. Be warned though, that most college graduates these days have at least $20,000 in loans they will need to repay within an agreed period of time. If you take out a loan, therefore, you’ll likely be spending your first few pay checks paying off your debts.
Your problem may even be compounded by a failure to land a job immediately after you graduate. The good news for you is that there are college scholarships being offered exclusively to sophomore students. Another huge advantage of college sophomores is that you’re now in the position where you’re preparing to choose a major and apply for internships. Companies involved in the kind of business you plan to major in will therefore be more willing to offer you a scholarship. And if you perform well during your internship, you may even be offered a job within the company as soon as you graduate.
Being a college sophomore is the best time for you to explore various classes to determine which field of study you truly want to build a career in. This is also the best time for you to start veering away from the usual college scholarships you may have applied to before you started college. Rather, you should focus more on applying for scholarships offered by those companies you can imagine yourself working for in the near future. When you show these companies that you can be an asset to them, they may even be willing to cover the rest of your college education!