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    Since the recession began in 2001, many people, including executives in corporate America, have lost their jobs.

    The number of job seekers is growing, and there are fewer and fewer vacancies. Professionals in various fields are even switching to more promising careers. Some Americans are going back to school for retraining, often through government subsidies. It is no wonder, then, that students are being prompted to choose between pursuing careers that align with their passions and ones that can put food on the table. Colleges and universities are advising some students to withdraw from less lucrative programs to focus on what administrators believe are the “jobs of the future.” High schools have also introduced career options for students who want to enter the workforce immediately after graduation.

    The government, high schools and colleges, and the general public have collaborated to solve daunting economic problems—and it worked!While the A merican government has successfully reshaped education policy to reflect the economic situation, no such attempt has yet been made in most African countries. Our schools have been preparing students for careers that are popular today, such as accounting, banking, law or insurance, while discouraging the study of science and technology, which many agree will give professionals an edge in tomorrow’s global economy.

    In fact, science graduates, after years of fruitless job search have turned to accounting and other professionNeedless to say, having a degree with minimal job prospects is a frustrating situation for students, one that could be prevented with better planning and government intervention. It is therefore incumbent upon individual students to think their career path through before jumping into a university program. Although common sense often falls by the wayside in the rush to gain admission into prestigious institutions, they must always keep in mind how wha t they study in college will affect their ability to succeed in the workplace.

    How Afro Student Works

    Create a profile: the first step in finding suitable scholarships for your academic goal is creating a simple non-evasive profile.

    Answer 6 short questions – these are navigational queries that selectively match you with winnable scholarships.

    Every scholarships have time line, requirements, targeted demographics – some are need base (for poor people), merit base (talented students who are on top of their game), athletics, average academic performance, unusual scholarships,and so on. Once presented with different scholarship options, you’re ready to start applying.