“To be able to hold onto your money you have to know how to manage it. Money management is a complicated process. As teenagers we often have no idea how to manage money and we end up wasting a lot of it. But in a bad economy most of us have had a crash course in what happens when you don’t manage your money properly. We have had to delve into a world foreign and unfamiliar to us and solve our own money problems. The most successful of us have managed to still have some semblance of a social life without going over our small budgets. The keys to doing this successfully are actually quite simple. Set up your own budget of expenses. Teenagers may not have to worry about paying a mortgage or rent but we do have to be able to pay for gas, insurance for our vehicles, and the never ending list of project expenses and supplies for classes. So you have to sit down and balance what you spend in a month with what you actually make, and whether that’s the money you get for your birthday that you manage to stretch with help from mom’s pocketbook or it’s the minimum wage that you get from the local fast food joint where you have managed to find employment the money comes from somewhere and it needs to be written down.
The cost of higher education has dramatically increased in recent years making it harder and harder for college bound students to pay for the college experience. Votacall views this alarming trend as a major problem and as proponents of higher education, we would like to help. Therefore, we established The Annual Votacall Innovate | Communicate College Scholarship Essay Contest . Applicants must submit an essay addressing a technology related topic provided by Votacall. The winning entry will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship by the Votacall Scholarship Committee.
Perhaps the most important essay potential students will ever write will be your scholarship essay; this essay accompanies your application for acceptance into colleges you’ve chosen to further your studies. While talking about yourself may seem easy, perhaps one of the most difficult to convey messages are those which are self-purported statements of how we’ve treated or academic and social lives before the application was submitted. Although your choice of topics for your essay will be limited, below we’ve included some common starting points for those charged with writing scholarship essays.