Scholarships and grants also may be available through your state or through a variety
of other organizations based on your field of study, hobbies, interests, etc. These
types of grants are usually small, but you may qualify for more than one, which
could help whittle down your overall cost. Small scholarships and grants add up!
For example, if you were interested in becoming an emergency medical technician
(EMT) or paramedic and researched scholarships, you'd see that some paramedic associations
offer scholarships to EMT students. There are also memorial scholarships set up
by family members touched by the efforts of an EMT. These scholarships are likely
to be small and very specific (must live within a certain state or county, etc.);
still, they can help lower your overall education costs. Your college's financial
aid office can help you find these hidden scholarship gems.
Setting aside a little time to research scholarships and grants could add up to
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