Scholarship Option For College Students

Lately I have spoken to several fellow homeschool parents about their children’s college plans because our family does not really have much of a plan for our children to attend college.  We have tossed around some ideas on how our children will attend college.  One of them is that they test high and are offered scholarships.  Another idea is that they do what my husband did which was work part time while attending college.  Unfortunately my husband  still had student loans for many years after graduating college. It definitely was a financial burden for our family.  So now that our oldest will be in high school the next school year it is time to consider many options.


A program I recently read about is called Dr. Jan McBarron Scholarship.  Dr. McBarron wants to help struggling students achieve their academic goals. Since the cost of tuition is on the rise, she understands the difficulties of affording a post-secondary education. Therefore, she is offering two scholarships, each valued at $500 to students attending a college or university in Canada or the United States.

Dr. Jan McBarron earned her Medical Doctorate Degree all while working as a nurse on the night shift. She decided to become a doctor herself and change the typical less personal doctor-patient relationship.  After earning her M.D., Dr. Jan McBarron spent the next three decades specializing in Medical Bariatrics, non-surgical weight loss. She had struggled with her own issues regarding weight and ultimately lost over 50 lbs.


Dr. Jan McBarron enjoys assisting people.  She grew up always feeling the love and support of her parents and 3 siblings.  Ultimately she was the only one who chose to further their education beyond high school.  Sadly, there were no funds, so she pursued her dreams financially dependent on herself. While attending college she maintained a job, sometimes two simultaneously while continuing her education. Dr. McBarron wants students who seek a degree in the health-related field to not be held back by financial restraints.  


Criteria for scholarship:

The students simply write a 500-word essay explaining why they deserve the scholarship, what you hope to accomplish with it, and what your career goals are for the future.  


The Program considers a wide variety of factors, including but not limited to, academic accomplishments, non-academic accomplishments, awards, recommendations, personal statements, volunteer efforts, as well as independent diligence, including research of available public information.


Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 on a 4.0 scale.  Students must not have received a final grade of “C-” or less in any course taken at any time on after January 1, 2018.


Applicants must not have been the subject of any academic discipline at any time on or after January 1, 2018.


Winners of the scholarship must show evidence of enrollment, or acceptance of enrollment, in a degree program at a four-year accredited college or university within the United States for the 2019-2020 academic year. 


Evidence of enrollment must be generated by the college or university and can include, but is not limited to, letters of acceptance of enrollment provided by a qualified college or university, or written evidence of course registration provided by a qualified college or university. 


Letters or assurances by applicants affirming that they have been admitted, or intend to enroll in a qualified college or university will not satisfy the Program’s requirement for proof of enrollment.


Do you or your child fit this criteria? You can send your completed application via online  no later than July 12th, 2019, at 5:00 pm EST.  This includes all evaluations and requisite documents to be submitted with the application.  Applications that are e-mailed, mailed, or delivered in any form other than through the Program’s online portal will not be considered.


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  1. My homeschooler will be starting high school next year as well and we have had the same thoughts about college. I’m forwarding her this link. This would be a perfect way for her to try for a scholarship.

  2. Kim Grabinski says:

    Scholarships like this are great and can be so helpful! When I was in college I paid for my books by entering for scholarships like this where you had to write an essay. I won a few of them and they helped pay for my books which are really expensive.

  3. This is a great option for high school students! I know a few people who have student loans still outstanding into their adult years, and I wouldn’t want that burden on my kids

  4. I have some family members who are in high school, with a child entering high school who could benegit from this information!

  5. I have some family members who have children in high school, with a child entering high school. They could benefit from this information!

  6. College and university can be quite expensive. I am not looking forward to the tuition prices once my son graduates high school. Scholarships help.

  7. My daughter is currently in college. I will have to tell her about this.

  8. Catalina says:

    Thanks for sharing this with us! I know someone that would like to apply for this scholarship!

  9. Heather says:

    This is awesome! College scholarships are a great way to make college more affordable~

  10. Annemarie LeBlanc says:

    This is good news for students and parents as well. It will be a big help for qualified youth to be given this kind of scholarship. The youth deserve our support!

  11. I am so happy there are more scholarship options for college students. Definitely more researches out now than I had when I was in school.

  12. Thank you for sharing this helpful information. It’s great to have scholarship like this.

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