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How Do Students Find Scholarships?

Many parents and students really want to know…how do students find scholarships? There are several great resources to help students find scholarships.  Students should consider contacting their high school guidance counselors, local clubs and organizations, employers, and even college financial aid departments to learn about potential scholarship opportunities. But they shouldn’t stop there. The Internet is teeming with additional resources to help students locate scholarships, too; there are scholarships listed on Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit, and pretty much every other social media forum on the Web. Students can also conduct a Google or Bing search by using specific terms, such as ‘scholarships for high school seniors’ or ‘weird scholarships.’ These approaches may generate lists of scholarships, but students just might end up with lists that take hours to comb through. An easier way to locate potential awards is for students to use a free scholarship search service, such as It may take 10 to 15 minutes to complete the online profile, but students will receive a list of awards that are specific to their individual needs, skills, and talents. This cuts down on the time spent searching for awards and allows students to get to the important part… applying for scholarships.

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Finding Scholarships for Graduate Students

Question: “How can I find scholarships for graduate students?”

If you’re like most people, you think about scholarships and think about high school seniors who are looking for the money they need to go to college.  The truth is, there are scholarships for current college students as well, including graduate students. Whether you’re going straight from an undergraduate program into grad school, or you’re returning to school after working for several years, there are plenty of scholarships available. Want to know where to find them? Check out this short video.

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Sweet & Simple Scholarship

Introducing Our New Sweet & Simple Scholarship!

Hey guys! February is here, which means that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.  That got us thinking about people exchanging gifts with their sweethearts.  Some people go way “over the top” and proclaim their love for one another on the jumbo-tron at the game, while others embrace smaller, simpler gestures. In this video, Ashley is going to tell you about our new Sweet & Simple Scholarship (inspired by Valentine’s Day), including the eligibility requirements, essay topic, and what you need to do to be a strong contender for the award.

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Saving for College

When Should Students Start Applying for Scholarships?

Question: “When should students start applying for scholarships?”

If you’re like most people, you hear the word ‘scholarships’ and think about high school seniors.  It’s true; your senior year is an important time to apply for scholarships, but you may be surprised to learn that students should apply for scholarships way before their senior year. Why?  Watch this short video to find out more. The answer may surprise you.

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easy scholarships

How Do I Find Easy Scholarships?

Question: “How do I find easy scholarships online?”

Finding free money for college should not be such a complicated task, and you shouldn’t have to jump through a million hoops just to win. Unfortunately, most providers want to know that their funding is going to be put to good use, so they figure those who are willing to put in the effort now will probably be more inclined to do the work in college, too. I totally understand. Thankfully, though, there are scholarship providers who realize that your grades and test scores don’t paint the whole picture. That’s where those ‘easy’ scholarships come in handy. In this video, Ashley, our scholarship specialist, will give you some tips on where to find these uncomplicated programs. So, sit back and let the fun begin!

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