December Scholarship Countdown

December ScholarshipsCan you believe that school will be out in just a few short weeks? I don’t know about you, but it seems like only yesterday I was enjoying the warm rays of summer and now I’m bundling up to stave off the cold winds of winter. Burrr! Although I love the holidays, it’s also a stark reminder that school will be over before you know it. But, before you head off to visit family or start your Christmas shopping, don’t forget one important task on your college to-do list…Scholarships! Now is the perfect time to sit down and complete your essays and applications, but where should you start? Unfortunately, Santa can’t help you in this department, so I’ve put together a list of 10 scholarships you can start working on right now.
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10 Scholarship Myths Debunked

Scholarship MythsAt a recent college fair, I encountered several students who decided that searching for scholarships was a complete waste of their time. I was amazed! Intrigued, I asked students why they had such a lack of enthusiasm for free college money, only to find that many had bought into those old scholarship myths that just won’t go away. Even some of the parents chimed in with excuses, which were all based on complete falsehoods. I’m not sure why these myths were first created.  Maybe they were a way to dissuade students from applying for scholarships or maybe they just sounded like good excuses for slacking off.  In either case, it’s time for them to vanish like old Halloween candy. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the top 10 scholarship myths that seem to be circulating these days. Continue Reading…

Black Friday Scholarships

BLACK FRIDAY In a few short days, total strangers will be shoving and clawing their way through retailers looking for the best Black Friday deals this year. Sure, Target and Walmart have some awesome deals, like an Xbox bundle for $99 or an LED television for $78, but am I willing to give up time with my family to ensure I snag one of these coveted gifts? I can think of a much better way to spend my evening – like searching for scholarships! Think about it, not only can you do it in the comfort of your own home; you can get your family to help you out, too. Okay, who am I kidding? Grandpa will be snoring in his recliner, dad will hog the couch, and mom will be looking for recruits to help wash the dishes. So, use scholarships as your full-proof excuse for getting out of clean-up duty! I’ve even put together a list of Black Friday programs that will disappear (along with all the great sales) after this weekend, just in case mom asks for some evidence!
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Becoming Michelle Phan: Scholarships for Cosmetology Students

Michelle PhanDo you want to be the next Michelle Phan? Who wouldn’t?! With over two million subscribers on YouTube and a successful company (ipsy), Michelle makes a career in cosmetology seem glamorous. Just think of all the people she has helped: making them look better on the outside and feel better on the inside.  Her beauty tips have helped both the young and the old. When you think about it, cosmetologists aren’t just hairdressers, nail technicians, or makeup artists; they are confidence creators and miracle workers (especially for some of us older folk!). But getting a degree can often cost a pretty penny, so locating financial aid to help cover the costs is essential. Unfortunately, finding cosmetology scholarships can often seem like looking for a needle in a haystack. But, you are in luck because I have done some of the work for you. If you are looking to become the next big thing in the world of beauty, check out these upcoming scholarships that can help you on your way. Just promise me that I get a free manicure or facial when you win! Continue Reading…

November Scholarship Countdown

November ScholarshipsHave you noticed all the Christmas decorations going up in stores lately? Heck, even Santa Claus has already set up shop in my local mall. It seems as though November is quickly becoming the new December. Before we get ‘wrapped’ up in the Christmas spirit, let’s not forget that November is a time to thank military veterans for their service to our country and a time to gather for the Thanksgiving meal. For my family, Thanksgiving has always been a cherished tradition of stuffing our faces, watching football and taking a long afternoon nap. But before we devour mom’s glorious turkey, we also take a few moments to express what we are thankful for this past year. As a college graduate, that list has often included scholarships (I am definitely grateful for having less student loan debt!). So, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’m providing you with some tasty scholarships that are available right now. Just be sure to set aside some time to complete their applications before the month ends, or you’ll feel like a turkey for letting this money slip through your hands! Continue Reading…


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