Pat: Hi there, my name is Pat Thatch and I graduated from Mastery in the
year 2011. I currently attend Penn State University, main campus and I'm
here to talk to you about scholarships.
Now, I attend Penn State on a full scholarship called the Lenfest Scholarship and I received that scholarship through the help of my college advisor. There are plenty of scholarships online and everywhere if you look for it. There's definitely websites that can help you out, such as Fastweb.com, cappex.com, there's Scholarship Match.
There's tons of it, you just have to look for it. There's always free money out there in the world, that's for you to use just for your education. So if you take the time to actually search up scholarships, you going to definitely have enough money to attend and not worry about taking out too many loans.
Interviewer: Another question for you, when you're doing a scholarship, does it require a lot of work? What do most scholarships require? Is it an essay, is it background information on you, a resume? Can you talk about that?
Pat: Some scholarships require an essay, and that's pretty common that you have to write an essay, and you have to answer a question and maybe 250 word essay question. There also are other ones where they ask you to send in your resume, or your academic... There are also some scholarships who ask you to send in a transcript and it's academically.
There are definitely ones that are miscellaneous. They're kind of different. There's one for left handed people. There's definitely some that are just "out there". There's definitely weird ones, as in I found one that is "What is your worst scar story?" So, people with the worst scars, take a picture of it, and you send it in, and you can get a scholarship off of that.
So, if you just look around, you can definitely find it. There's not just academic scholarships, there's also just social scholarships as in you're on a sports team, you can get a scholarship for that. You just did something for the community, as in community service, you can definitely get something for that too. Look around, it's definitely there.
Interviewer: Okay, thanks so much.