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    Ismael Ferniza Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Aug 28, 2014, 01:04 PM
    Scholarships for convicted felons
    I would like to receive grants for college. I am currently enrolled.
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    odinn7 Posts: 7,691, Reputation: 1547
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    Aug 28, 2014, 01:19 PM
    Wouldn't we all.

    Unless you find someone that wants to help out a felon in particular, you are not going to find any special programs or organizations that will grant you money simply because you're a felon.

    Think about it this way...I'm not a felon, yet I still never qualified for a grant. Why should an organization reward people for being felons by giving them grants for college?
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    smoothy Posts: 25,495, Reputation: 2853
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    Aug 28, 2014, 02:27 PM
    I was from a poor family who clearly couldn't afford to pay my way through... I couldn't get any grants either so I had to borrow money on student loans and pay for my own college education. I'd be righteously indignant if people were rewarded for bad behaviour through large free handouts when I spent 10 years scraping the money to live on and pay mine back... with interest.
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    talaniman Posts: 54,318, Reputation: 10854

    Aug 28, 2014, 02:36 PM
    If you are already enrolled go to the student advisor or guidance counselor and see what's available to you. Is this the US? Many states have programs so location is important.
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    joypulv Posts: 21,593, Reputation: 2941
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    Aug 28, 2014, 02:36 PM
    You are forgiven if you have seen the plethora of ads promising grants for felons (all felons are convicted, so you can shorten it).

    They are all scams. They want a small fee from you, to get nothing.

    Felons can get into some educational programs, but they are limited, and in this economy, they aren't easy to get.

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