<li><p>Work Summers and Christmas break. Find high paying jobs in factories or landscaping firms. Don't spend that money!</p></li>
<li><p>Take a year off and live at home and work to save money. I created my own internship.</p></li>
<li><p>Be a Dorm advisor. Up to an $8k savings in junior year.</p></li>
<li><p>Live in an off-campus dive (cheap rent) and feed yourself by eating lots of cereal/milk <strong>or rice and beans</strong></p></li>
<li><p>work in food service place (free eats.)</p></li>
<li><p>Buy as many textbooks as you can from used/online sellers such as classbook.com or campusbooks.com or addall.com (which aren't always cheaper than the school bookstore but often are).</p></li>
<li><p>Don't write in or highlight your textbooks if you can manage without it, and sell the ones you won't need in future after the course is over (see above, or see campus bookstore).</p></li>
<li><p>Shop at Goodwill or Salvation Army to furnish your dorm room, or to pick up warm-weather clothing. (Funky is in!)</p></li>
<li><p>Do not drive/park a car on campus if you don't absolutely need it.</p></li>
<li><p>Get a monthly public transit pass if you will traveling in the area.</p></li>
<li><p>Read newspapers and magazines in the library (or online!), or find a discarded paper and read it a day late.</p></li>
<li><p>Volunteer as an usher or house assistant at local theatres, which often let you watch the show for free from the back of the house. <em>I did that too!!</em>*</p></li>
<li><p>Apply to as many scholarships during your senior year as possible. Yoo might actually get some of them. You'd be surprised. </p></li>
<p>cheers - I know that I said that I'd try to post my info in that thread for a specific CCer when you asked, but this one seems to go out to everyone so my story seems more useful here.</p>
<p>I just personally found out that I was selected to receive two scholarships. One's the 2005 Rosebud Award for community service (five receipients total each getting $500) and the other is the John Craig Allen Scholarship. The info for that scholarship is below:</p>
<p>John Craig Allen Scholarship</p>
<p>Eligible Applicants: Battle Creek area public high school graduating seniors.
Selection Criteria: Character and citizenship, industry and effort, test data and grades received in high school.
Mr. Allen was a highly respected English teacher at Battle Creek Central High School from 1926 to 1936. Mr. Allen loved
music and dramatics and often traveled to New York and Europe to see top programs. He died on September 18, 1986, and
left the major portion of his estate to the Battle Creek Community Foundation to be used for scholarships.
Selection By: Battle Creek Community Foundation Volunteer Committee.
Average grant amount: $2,000; Number of grants: four
Renewable up to four years
Support materials: Attach the General BCCF Scholarship Essay explained on the last page of application.</p>
<p>Besides the above, I also already have the $2,500 dollars for passing all of the areas (in other words, scored a 1 or 2 on all of them) in the MEAP test during junior year, and several other scholarships that I applied for this year are still pending so there's a possibility that I may be getting even more money which is a very pleasant thought.</p>