College is tough, but so are you

[this is a sponsored post]
Heading off to college is stressful. You have to decide where you want to go to school if you can afford it, how you'll afford it, what you want your major to be and more. All these questions play a major role in your decision. When I was trying to decide where I wanted to go to college it was so stressful. I knew that I needed to find something that was in-state, but after being heavily bullied from fifth grade to my senior year - I knew I wouldn't want to stay local.

In my first year, I decided to stay local at a community college. Within a few months of being local at community college, I decided that I needed to apply elsewhere. I applied to a school that was 7.5 hours away. I ended up getting accepted and then all the questions started coming into play. How would I get to school? I don't have a car, so what will I do? How am I going to pay for school? Can I get a loan? Can I get a scholarship? What do I do? The stress became a lot to deal with, and finally, I just took it one step at a time.

When it comes to scholarships even if you cannot find a large one you could potentially get a few small ones, and let me tell you those add up. Companies like Melvin Brewing are around to support students. In order to help lift a little bit of financial stress off the shoulders of students, Melvin Brewing has a $1000 scholarship. Melvin Brewing is a firm believer that everyone should have the chance to make a strong impression in their career choices. While $1000 may not seem like a lot in the grand scheme of things, think about what this money could be used for. I mean, hello book money - those bad boys are expensive.

College isn't just about spending time in the books. It's creating memories, making new friends and enjoying yourself. If you're stuck with your head in the books and then working a job you won't get to enjoy everything that college life has to offer. Using scholorships will help make sure that you get to live up college to the fullest. I know I did! I spend days studying at the beach and weekends hiking every trail that I could possibly find. Nature became another classroom and I would have never been able to have that happen if I was stuck working jobs just to get by.

No matter where you decide to go to school or what you decide to major in, getting a couple schlorships will definitely help lift any financial burden that may arise. Not to mention, books are so expensive - I had a class that we only opened the book once. I spent $500 on a book that I opened once, it was crazy. My grandparents paid for all of my books, and I ended up having to foot the bill for college with  A LOT of student loans. I didn't think to search online for scholships, and had I of done that I probably would of had less debt to pay off.

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