This is an extract from StarReviews.com posted 3/2/2010
Many years ago, most young people did not go to college. Choosing instead to go directly from high school into the world of work. But as technology has improved throughout the years, the need for more skilled and highly educated workers has become paramount in the work place. College is no longer just a good idea. It can now mean a world of difference in obtaining the career of your choice as well as what you can expect to earn when it comes to your salary.
In this current economy, getting a good job is no small task. And if you have one, holding on to it is just as if not more important. Therefore, it is more imperative than ever to make sure that you have the skills and knowledge to keep you competitive in the work place.For those who live in Canada, or for those who wish to study abroad, achieving the funds necessary to go to college is no easier than it is in the United States.
That being said, whether you wish to attend school in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba or any of the major Canadian provinces, there are multiple excellent scholarship programs that are available to students if they know where to look for them.
One option to consider are scholarships and awards for international students available through some of the highest rated and well regarded Canadian colleges and Universities. They offer direct scholarships based on demonstrated financial need and desired field of study.
The amount and type of scholarship award varies from one institution to another and it should also be noted that obtaining a scholarship is very competitive so it is important to remain determined in order to achieve your goal. In your application, be honest about why you feel you are deserving of the scholarship. Don't be shy about sharing your hopes and dreams and how obtaining the scholarship will assist you in obtaining your future goals. The more personal the application, the more likely you are to grab the attention of those who are responsible for reviewing the applicants and approving the scholarships.
Another option is to go through the Canadian government directly for assistance. Much like the US Department of Education, the Canadian government offers grants to those who are able to show a financial need for assistance in order to attend the college of their choice.
Depending upon the school chosen and the course work required, many times the grant money awarded will be enough to pay for the entire cost of the education. However, should there be a balance due, the tuition may also be supplemented by student loans that are also made available by the Canadian Department of Education. Information on both of these programs can be found on their official websites, such as http://studentloans.ednet.ns.ca and http://www.nwtsfa.gov.nt.ca.
Remember, education is more than just a way to gain useful information. It is truly one of the most important investments that you can make toward your future. Good luck!
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