Here’s a different twist on finding fast and easy scholarships to pay for your college tuition. If you default into this *NWLB – No Michigan Worker Left Behind criteria then it will pay for your college for two years. You won’t have to do anything but apply for the *NWLB Michigan program and your tuition is covered. Now that’s a simple scholarship to get. Here’s how it works.
If you live in Michigan, and you are unemployed or about to be laid off, you may be eligible to obtain an education courtesy of the *NWLB (No Worker Left Behind) Michigan Program. The purpose of this program is not only to educate Michigan residents, but to educate those residents in a way that prepares them for emerging knowledge-based job opportunities in the state of Michigan.
While the initial goal of the NWLB (No Worker Left Behind) Michigan Program was to help 100,000 workers to obtain the skills that they needed to get back to work, or to start work in a more advanced industry, the program has been successful – to the point where more than 80,000 residents have participated, that the program will far exceed that goal.
If you are eligible for the program, you will receive $5000 each year for your education, for two years. The total amount cannot exceed $10,000, and you must finish your educational program within four years. Only certain programs are approved for the easy scholarship tuition program, and some examples of these programs include biotechnology, advanced manufacturing, health care, and renewable energy.
In order to be eligible for the program, you must be unemployed, have received notice that you will be terminated or laid off. If you are working, you must not have a total annual family income of more than $40,000. In either instance, you must be eighteen years of age or older, and if you are between the ages of eighteen and twenty-three, you cannot have been a high school graduate within the past two years. You cannot currently be a full-time college student.
There are, of course, additional requirements for the NWLB (No (Michigan) Worker Left Behind) program. You must attend a school in Michigan, and this school must be an approved training program, or a Michigan University or community college. You must also take a skill assessment through a Michigan Works Agency. Obviously, you must be a resident of Michigan. All simple criteria for fast & easy scholarships for Michigan students.
In order to apply for this tuition program, you must visit your local Michigan Works Agency (MWA). Each agency will differ in terms of how the application process is carried out, and the amount of time that it takes to get a decision. Because of the overwhelming popularity of the program, there is a backlog, so make sure that you apply as soon as possible to take advantage of this short-term opportunity.
If you are concerned about the degree programs that will be approved for the tuition program, you can be certain that there are a wide range of programs that qualify. For example, all of the degree and certificate programs offered at Walsh College in Michigan qualify for the program.
Before you visit the Michigan Works Agency to apply for the program, you should visit the college that you will be attending, in Michigan, to talk to a student counselor and determine which degree or certificate program will work best for you so you can land one of these easy scholarships. However, again, you will have to take a skill assessment test through the MWA as well.
It is important to understand that when the NWLB Michigan (No Worker Left Behind) Program was established that it was set for a three-year period, beginning in August of 2007. This means that unless the program is renewed, August of 2010 will be your last opportunity to take advantage of this free tuition opportunity. Chances are it will continue with the current (2009) state of the Michigan economy. If you fit the above criteria and college is in your future plans then this is one of the easiest scholarships you will find today.
*The NWLB program has been discontinued effective 1/1/12.
The truly fast and easy scholarships are the ‘guaranteed scholarships’, which are awarded by the college or university, or by certain organizations. These easy scholarships are guaranteed because the student has the guarantee that they will receive the scholarship, if they meet the criteria for the scholarship.
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