STEP 4: Consider an HR Education
March 01, 2008
Which HR degree is right for me? HR draws from a number of disciplines, and many successful HR professionals have degrees in psychology, sociology, business, education, and other social sciences. It is worthwhile, however, if you are considering a long-term career in human resources, to explore HR-specific degree programs. Click below for a roundup of the kinds of HR degrees you can get and how long they would take.
How do I pay for school?
Because there are millions of dollars in scholarships available, you’re almost guaranteed to fit eligibility requirements. HRPeople lists hundreds of scholarships that are available to just about anyone. Many students assume that they have to be brilliant, athletically talented, or gifted musically to earn a scholarship for college. What they don’t realize is that sometimes they just need to be persistent!
Of course, it helps to get good grades. Many colleges award scholarships to students with significant financial need in the accepted applicant group — a grant that you don’t need to repay, just for making the cut and getting admitted!
Even if your family doesn’t demonstrate financial need, your chances of getting scholarship dollars go up significantly if your grades are good. When scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, without regard for need, students who have worked hard and achieved results in high school will be the winners.
You should also be persistent in seeking out other scholarship sources. Sometimes all it takes to get a scholarship is to find out who in your area is offering one: your church, your employer, your parents’ employers, local civic organizations. You’ll just need to fill out any required applications or interviews on time in order to be considered.
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