In this age of economic fluctuations and rising prices of all basic necessities, life of a common man is surrounded with financial worries for the future. We all know education is one of the most basic needs of life and without proper education, an uncertain future lies ahead of us. There are many talented and bright kids who are forced to leave their education due to financial constraints. It is the prime responsibility of any parent to plan and save for his child’s future education in advance. Many times parents are incapable of saving enough funds for their child’s basic needs and children have to compromise either by giving up the education or by pursuing some low fee course. We see some talented kids who are good at singing or playing musical instruments are not supported by the parents citing financial crises in the home and the child learns to suppress his talent in the future. Today, there are many academic and co-curricular scholarships to promote kid’s talent and help him take it up as a career option.
There are usually two types of scholarships; need based and merit based. Need based is given to children who are financial incapable of continuing their studies. Whereas, merit based is given to children with excellent GPA scores and academic performance. Apart from these, there are music scholarships, theatre scholarships and sports scholarships to promote kid’s talent in every form. There are special scholarships for handicapped and disabled students to help them become financially independent in life.
All these scholarships in different fields open doors to the world of opportunities for the students. It doesn’t matter if the child’s GPA score is low or high, there are different scholarships for him to pursue his singing talent or drawing talent. Now there are many options for students to explore and find out ways to get financial support for their talent and area of interests in life. Sadly it has been observed that thousands of such scholarships get wasted every year due to lack of awareness among students. Government and local bodies need to spread awareness about these programs in the schools and colleges every year. Teachers and NGOs should come forward to help children in applying for different scholarship programs and promote their talent. This will ultimately help in building a nation filled with bright students, athletes, singers, theatre artists and smart citizens.
Parental support is the key factor in any child’s success. They should support their child’s interest and passion for any particular sports or extra-curricular activities same as they would support his academic performance.
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