When I was in high school, we had special counselors to help us choose colleges, fill out applications, and find financial aid and/or scholarships for school. Unfortunately, as homeschoolers we don’t always have that option. So are homeschooling kids eligible for scholarships? That’s what we’re going to talk about today!
Can Homeschoolers Get College Scholarships?
The simple answer is: “of course they can!” Honestly, at least in my case, it’s just not something most parents think about! Public schooled kids are told about the many financial aid options in a variety of seminars, meetings with guidance counselors, etc. But homeschooled kids have…yep, you guessed it: their parents. And, as I said, I didn’t think about it at all until my daughter started planning for college.
I don’t know about you, but paying for college is a pretty scary concept. If they can’t get financial aid or scholarships, we may have a big problem! This is one reason scholarships are so important. But, what scholarships are available for homeschooled students? Can they apply for the same scholarships that public schooled kids can? These were all questions that are vital to me, especially, as I have a 9th grader who is planning her high school curriculum around the college she wants to go to.