My daughter is a senior at Rowan (she is in the degree in 3 year program). Along the way, she has applied through the Rowan foundation for additional scholarships and been among the winners each year. It isn’t a huge amount of money (1-2,000 a year), but it helps! With a combination of merit aid, savings from us and her own savings, she will graduate in May with ZERO debt. We, as her parents, will also have ZERO debt.
My foster son will also graduate from Rowan in May (4 years to get his BS). He was awarded merit aid, and he won both the Gates Millennium and Horatio Alger (state level) scholarships. He will also have zero debt at graduation.
This was not “luck” or an “accident” - we researched schools which offered the best financial deal as well as a great education. They have received both from Rowan. Both carry 3.9 GPAs and have jobs on campus. If it sounds as though I’m bragging, I am :0 but I am also proud they have reaped benefits from years of hard work.