Our two-fold purpose
To inspire businesses and individuals to recognize the unique potential of homeschooled students by creating college scholarships for them, and to provide a place for homeschooled students to find those scholarships.
David Craft, a homeschool graduate, is serving as Webmaster for this site. He is currently a freshman at Columbia International University (CIU), a Bible College in South Carolina. When applying for private scholarships, David found that being an Eagle Scout, a Gold Congressional Medal recipient, a Presidential Volunteer Service Award recipient and a delegate for Boys State all helped him in the application process, but seldom made up for not being able to list student leadership positions, school clubs, and class rank.
Although David built this site on a volunteer basis, he is designing others to help pay his way through college. If you’re interested in having him build a site, you may contact him at David Industries, where you can also view some of his other sites.
Anyone wishing to make a donation toward David’s services is encouraged to do so.
Who we are and what motivated us
We are homeschoolers who homeschooled from first grade through high school graduation. It was a smooth ride until senior year. Applying to, and being accepted at college was a breeze. Applying for scholarships was not. It was like trying to find our way through a maze, and coming out on the wrong side. While college admissions procedures have become homeschool-friendly, most private scholarships have not.
After evaluating college scholarships offered through public high schools, we realized that even the smallest business could put together a scholarship, as some were only $200. We decided to offer a scholarship through our small business for homeschoolers who were left out. We realized other businesses might be willing to do the same thing, if they knew of the need. After all, there are now many homeschool graduates who own their own own businesses. What a great way to give back!
We conceived the idea of this Web site after reading an article by Ellyn Davis, a founder of the Elijah Company and Home School Marketplace entitled “A Misled, Mis-Educated Generation.” Davis explained why homeschoolers are better equipped to meet the challenges of today’s world. Busineses should want to help these students further their education.
This Web site is designed to give businesses the opportunity to create and publicize scholarships for homeschooled students, while gaining positive exposure. A link will be provided from each scholarship to the sponsoring business’ Web site.
We hope that both individuals and businesses will take the challenge to provide scholarships for this unique group of students.