No student should ever be turned away from college because they can’t afford it. Money is an option but it shouldn’t be the only option ha keeps you from achieving a dream that should be free such as education. I often complain amongst my friends how I wish I made more money and how I feel that my college education should have helped me make more money but despite my complaints I wouldn’t trade my college experience for the world. My college experience made me who I was. I wouldn’t be who I am today if it wasn’t for my college education. It helped shaped and mold me into the leader that I am today both at work and at home. It gave me a sense of independence that only a college education could.
Many are often dejected because they feel that they can’t afford college and that attending college is a luxury. I must agree attending college can be costly but there are so many scholarships out there that many Uncommon students either don’t feel they are privy to or they don’t apply because they feel the odds are stacked against them.
One scholarship was recently created just for them. Keith Mann who is a managing director of a large hedge fund staffing company decided he wanted to make a difference in the world. He knew that Brooklyn had a ton of great students but wanted these students to be able to recognize their potential. Together, he and his wife decided to open up a scholarship. This scholarship is called the Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship for professional achievement. To be eligible you have to be a senior at Uncommon Schools in Brooklyn and you must write an essay about how the scholarship will help you.
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