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5 Items to Include in Your Scholarship Portfolio

Students are heading back to school, which means one thing — scholarship season is about to go into full swing. With the majority of scholarship deadlines falling between October and April, now is a good time to gather the necessary documents required for many of these programs. You will find that having these items available in a central location, otherwise known as a scholarship portfolio, will not only make the scholarship application process easier, but also less stressful. In general, the following five items should always be kept up-to-date and included in your scholarship portfolio.

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3 Ways Geocaching and Scholarship Hunting Are Alike

Are you familiar with the term geocaching? It’s basically a massive scavenger hunt that can be played locally or even worldwide. The activity was originally called gpsstashing, but some people thought the word ‘stash’ might have a negative connotation. So, the term geocaching was adopted instead. Geocaching is very similar to letterboxing, which was played in the 1800s. Participants would use clues to guide others to hidden treasures. Although modern-day geocaching has been around for more than a decade, it’s really gained in popularity over the last few years thanks to smartphone apps and online games. When you think about it, geocaching is very similar to scholarship hunting. In fact, we found three distinct qualities that both possess.

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September’s Back-to-School Scholarship List

Are you ready to head back to classes? I bet your parents have been counting down the days until school starts again. You, on the other hand, are probably not as excited to get back to those long hours behind a desk or working on homework assignments again. Thankfully, there’s one thing you can look forward to…back-to-school shopping deals! But, laptops and backpacks aren’t the only items that should be on your list. There are also plenty of great back-to-school scholarship deals expiring soon. And best of all, you don’t need a coupon or credit card to snag these deals. Just click on the links, and start applying!

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The Do’s & Don’ts of Writing a Personal Statement

You probably already know that personal statements are commonly used during the college admissions process. But, did you know that many scholarship programs require them, as well? Unlike your résumé or essay, this component of your application is often used by committees to get a better understanding of who you are as a person. Think of it like an extended Super Bowl commercial where you have a limited amount of time to grab your reader’s attention. If you have all the right elements, your reader will be interested in learning more about you, which may lead to an interview, or better yet…winning the scholarship!

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Laughter is Good for the Soul and Your Bank Account!

We all know that laughter is the best medicine, but did you also know that it could help you win some free cash for college? It’s true! ScholarshipExperts.com is once again offering the Make Me Laugh Scholarship, and one winner will be laughing all the way to the bank. To enter, simply share a funny or embarrassing moment from your life. A not-so-funny $1,500 is on the line, so you’ll need to seriously consider your response before submitting an application.

Need a little inspiration? Just think back to some of the moments shared on YouTube or America’s Funniest Videos that have made you laugh out loud. It doesn’t have to be anything outrageous, either. For example, maybe you made a grand entrance at your high school graduation, but it didn’t turn out exactly as you had planned.

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