College  |  September 26, 2018  |  Haley Costen

What you’ll learn
  • How one student is winning on and off the volleyball court
  • That hobbies and interests can earn you money for college

Kylie’s taking all AP classes while serving on student council, being president of her local 4-H llama club, acting as captain of her volleyball team, and so much more. Working with kids is Kylie’s passion—and she dreams of becoming a teacher.

Getting involved won Kylie free money for college

Kylie didn’t just win a scholarship with her stellar grades—she’s super involved in extracurriculars like volleyball and her local 4-H llama club. But don’t panic if llamas aren’t your thing—there are plenty of college scholarships for the after-school activities you love.

A great way to find scholarships is to look for them in your community. Contact state or local organizations to see if they offer scholarships. You can also use a free scholarship search tool to create a profile that includes your hobbies and interests and find scholarship opportunities that are right for you.

Win money for being you

If you’re writing an essay or making a video for a scholarship application, don’t just tell people what you think they want to hear. Let your personality shine! Being passionate will set you apart from the other applicants and could pay off in a big way.


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