“To be able to hold onto your money you have to know how to manage it. Money management is a complicated process. As teenagers we often have no idea how to manage money and we end up wasting a lot of it. But in a bad economy most of us have had a crash course in what happens when you don’t manage your money properly. We have had to delve into a world foreign and unfamiliar to us and solve our own money problems. The most successful of us have managed to still have some semblance of a social life without going over our small budgets. The keys to doing this successfully are actually quite simple. Set up your own budget of expenses. Teenagers may not have to worry about paying a mortgage or rent but we do have to be able to pay for gas, insurance for our vehicles, and the never ending list of project expenses and supplies for classes. So you have to sit down and balance what you spend in a month with what you actually make, and whether that’s the money you get for your birthday that you manage to stretch with help from mom’s pocketbook or it’s the minimum wage that you get from the local fast food joint where you have managed to find employment the money comes from somewhere and it needs to be written down.
Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) – If you are not already a participant in your post-secondary institution’s Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program you could be missing out on additional support. EOF… “provides financial assistance and support services (. counseling, tutoring, developmental course work) to students from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds who attend institutions of higher education in the State of New Jersey.” For schools that participate in the EOF, visit here . For more information about EOF at your specific school please visit their website.
Proofreading is an important part of writing a scholarship essay, especially if you're applying for a foreign program. Run a spell check of your text and fix any error you might find. It is totally unprofessional to have grammatical and punctuation mistakes in a piece of work of this level. Make sure to always use a word thesaurus that you master, otherwise you'll get lost in terms and phrases that don’t fit good together. You’ll want your paragraphs to combine one with another like puzzle pieces. So make your finishing touches, paying extra attention to details.