According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, the cost of attending a public university increased by 72% over the last decade. While it’s common now to use a mix of grants and loans to pay for college, scholarships are a great way to help fund for your education.

In addition to the financial benefit of scholarships, it’s money you never have to worry about paying back, there are also intangible benefits.  Earning scholarships looks good on a college application and can be a great way to help set you apart from other applicants.  Since many scholarships are performance based, they can also be a powerful motivator to maintain good grades, which can be beneficial when applying for jobs and internships later in your college career.

Scholarships are awarded based on a wide range of reasons, including being a twin or being exceptionally tall.  At Great Plains Communications, most of our scholarships encourage students to stay committed to our communities or have an interest in telecommunications or agricultural fields.  Since we understand how popular and convenient online classes are, we also have scholarships just for distance learners.

In 2011, Great Plains Communications is offering up to $21,500 in scholarships through as many as 15 awards for a variety of learning styles including:

  • On-line/Distance learning
  • Technical institutes
  • Four year universities
  • And more

All scholarship applications are due March 1st, 2011 and full requirements for each scholarship can be found on our scholarship page.  If you have any questions about our scholarship you can contact Brenda Jenny at bjenny@gpcom.com or by phone at 1.800.642.9330, ext. 6582.  You can always drop us a comment too!

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