Category : Applying for Scholarships

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National Scholarships: Are they worth it?

Large national scholarships ($5,000 or more) are everywhere. While I love that these organizations are investing in education, they’re also gaining a ton of exposure. Once during college football season, I remember a sports commentator saying that a team behaved in a way where they weren't taking candy from a baby, but were trying to take a steak from a caveman. I believe this sums up large national scholarships as well. Here’s why… Read More
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How to Stop Being Stressed About Scholarships

Some of you are feeling the heat. You have no choice but to make sure your family earns scholarships to pay for college, or student loans will be your only other option. If this sounds like you, keep reading. Read More
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When Should You Start Looking for Scholarships?

Parents and students often ask me, “When should we start looking for scholarships?” You may be wondering about this or think you know the answer. Take your best guess, but the answer may surprise you. Read More
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Writer’s Block: 8 Ways to Get Your Scholarship Essay Done Fast

Let me guess…the scholarship essay is giving you and your family the blues. What can you possibly write that will get you noticed without sounding fake or phony? You need the committee to “get you” on paper. You want them to understand what you’re trying to say, be able to connect with you and give you the money you need to pay for college. But how do you do it? Especially if you hate writing. Read More
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A Quick and Easy Scholarship Plan for Busy Students and Families

Let’s face it. Scholarships can be overwhelming, frustrating, and downright draining. Whether it’s a hectic schedule, heavy homework week, procrastination, or just an “I’m not feeling it today” mood, you must have a scholarship strategy that you can stick to. Read More
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