Scholarships for Premature Babies – I believe that almost all of you understand the financial hurdle in order for someone to get a degree in the United States. The tuition fees, settling costs, books cost, and other educational-related costs allow only a portion of people to be able to get higher education without getting themselves into debts. For common people, we are accustomed to submitting ourselves to student loans that take years to be paid.
However, that’s not always the case because there are many scholarship and grant programs from the government, foundations or organizations that can help these students financially. Most of the grant programs are given based on the financial need of the student, while most of the scholarship programs are given based on academic merits.
Scholarships for Premature Birth Babies
That being said, scholarship programs don’t always stay on the safe side, at least that’s what shown in the several unusual scholarship programs that we’ve encountered so far. There are many types of scholarships, from the race-specific to die-hard movie fans. However, recently I heard yet another type of non-traditional scholarship that is given to people who were born prematurely.
As odd as it sounds, some people really do look for this kind of non-traditional scholarship. Based on our research, some believe that there is premature infant scholarship available in the United States. Is it real or is it just some baseless information?
The number of premature babies in the United States each year is 15 million. That number is pretty big if you ask me. If we take an average number of people who are born premature and go to college, the number is also quite significant.
So far we haven’t been able to find any scholarship program that is based its eligibility on the premature birth status of its applicants. Therefore, unfortunately, there’s no educational privilege for someone being prematurely born.
Is there any other alternative besides scholarship for premature babies?
As we’ve said earlier, there are several options available. The first is to pursue the standard scholarships and grants. For example, you can fulfill your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see if you are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant, the most well-known educational free money from the government. If you are eligible, then you have a much better chance to obtain other forms of financial aid because the FAFSA can indicate if you are financially needy or not.
There are also many foundations that provide financial assistance for specific programs, professions or other categories. These can be considered as your common scholarship programs. However, there are still many other unusual scholarship opportunities available! I highly recommend you to keep on searching the one that fits your condition the most. The most important part is that you don’t give up in pursuing your higher education degree.
There will always be competition, but you might have a better chance of getting the money if you pursue the non-traditional scholarships, but please also remember to apply for the regular ones. In fact, we encourage all of our readers to apply for every grant and scholarship opportunities that they are eligible for.
- Grants and scholarships are free money to help pay for college or career school (https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships)
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