You never know what types of hobbies or interests might be worth money for college.
College Scholarships.Org recently announced the winners of their recent Blogging Scholarship. This contest is a great example of how students can turn hobbies into a financial advantage for college and shows that sometimes you can be recognized for doing things you might have done anyway. Reading the commentary by the top ranked bloggers, it seems like this contest was a great source of inspiration and got them thinking about new and creative ways to promote their websites. A lot of the finalists and winners reported that their website traffic has increased and they’ve made a lot of new connections.
Internet marketing and website building is not just a great way to communicate ideas across great distances, its a real-world skill that’s highly in demand. Not only will winning a contest like this provide immediate payments toward college, but everyone who seriously competes will be learning new techniques that will apply in their education and career.
Its important for students to remember that not even scholarship is concerned with things like GPA, test scores, and income bracket. A lot of the scholarship providers are particularly interested in activity.