With the recession, it's a lot harder to go to school and earn a degree at the same time feed one's self. I have a friend who was so dedicated in schooling that she had 2 government scholarships and 1 private scholarship. Two of them paid for her school, while the other went to her personal expenses. I know in other countries, scholarships are only awarded to the very smart/talented/gifted ones. Here where I live, there are scholarships that only require you to pass a series of tests. And the ones with the highest averages would end up getting the grant. Who paid for you schooling? Did you have a scholarship or did you pay through school by being a working student? If your parents paid for your schooling, please don't forget to thank them. Seeing as I am earning for myself, it is quite hard. What more if I had to save up for my child's future.