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Homeschool alum provides tips for finding college scholarships

David Craft is the originator of the Homeschool Scholarships website which is a list of college funding awards strictly for homeschoolers.  This is a great place for the homeschool students in the Phoenix area to start their scholarship search.  Another local place for getting information on all aspects of the college application process, including college funding is the workshops offered through College Depot at the Burton Barr Library in Phoenix.

David’s interview with tips and suggestions for homeschoolers looking for ways to pay for college continues here.

  • Where are you attending school, and how much of the expense is covered by scholarships?
I am attending Columbia International University in South Carolina. Compared to other private colleges, it is reasonably priced. About half of my tuition, room & board was covered by scholarships. This coming year will be less, as some scholarships were for my freshman year only.
  • Do you plan to have any kind of self-reporting “log” on the website for other homeschoolers to share the awards they have gotten?
I tried that when I first started the website. I set up forums, but nobody really contributed anything. It was taking so much time to get rid of all the spam and inappropriate comments that I finally closed them down. That is one of my biggest disappointments with the website. I really thought other homeschoolers would jump in and start sharing about scholarships they had received, and homeschool scholarships they knew about. The site has been up for almost a year now, and I can count on one hand the number of people who have submitted information.
  • What advice would you give for homeschool high schoolers who are wanting to find scholarships?

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