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Five more secrets to landing great homeschool scholarships to college

College scholarships are very important to the homeschool community.  The question of how to pay for college and obtain merit or need based scholarships is frequently asked by homeschooling parents.  Adding to the first five secrets for getting homeschool scholarships, here are five more.

6.  Consider doing a stint with the military before or during college.

  • The Post-911 GI Bill benefitsare nearly at the level of the post-WWII benefits.
    • Education costs are partially funded starting at 90 days and go as high as 100% funding for three years service
    • Housing and book costs may be added in as well
  • High school students can participate in Civil Air Patrol or ROTC programs through the local public school, giving them helpful leadership skills and a knowledge base that *could* be an advantage in going on to enlistment or applying to the academies.
  • ROTC is also offered in colleges and includes scholarships for getting a degree prior to the military service time.
  • All the service branches are open to homeschoolers and often actively recruiting them.
  • Qualified students who are accepted to the military academies may receive substantial scholarships.

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