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5 Tips for Successful Scholarship Interviews

Does the mere thought of participating in an interview send you into a cold sweat? Don’t worry, you are not alone. Many students get nervous when it comes to those face-to-face interactions, especially when there is significant college money on the line. I was fortunate enough to win most of my scholarships without suffering through a lengthy interview process, but a few of the more prestigious and substantial awards required my presence in front of not one, but several committee members. You would think that sitting in front of a panel of strangers would be more intimidating than speaking one-on-one, but I actually felt more at ease with the larger groups. Think about it. The odds are in your favor that at least one of the people interviewing you will like you. But regardless of how many people are in the room, there are a few things you can do to improve your chances of having a successful scholarship interview.

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10 Twitter Handles for High School Students

Are you a current high school student? If so, I’m betting that you spend most of your free time on your smartphone. That’s not a bad thing. In fact, your phone is a great college planning tool. You can use it to access social media sites that are teeming with information on how to improve your SAT or ACT scores, where to find scholarships, and how to put together a stellar college application. One of my favorite go-to resources for all things college is Twitter. Why? It’s simple. I can easily search for what I need (#scholarships, #collegeplanning, etc.) without having to deal with advertisements and other distractions. I can also post a question and get answers in a matter of seconds. If you’re thinking about college, or planning to attend very soon, it’s worth your time to follow these 10 Twitter handles for high school students!

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Summer Scholarships

15 Sizzling Summer Scholarships

My mother used to tell me that time went by faster as you got older, and I’m beginning to believe her. It just doesn’t seem possible that the school year is over already. Where did the time go? I’m sure high school seniors can relate. It was just a few weeks ago that most of them were trying to decide where to go to college this fall, and now they’re scrambling to find money to pay for their tuition and other fees. Luckily, there are still plenty of scholarships and contests open that can help students earn some college cash, whether they are attending school in a few months or a few years. Here are just some of the sizzling summer scholarships waiting to be won!

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Not All Student Loans Are Created Equal

It’s not very often that I get excited about student loans. In fact, I spend most of my time helping students find ways to avoid them, if at all possible.  But sometimes, scholarships just aren’t enough to cover all your college expenses. Even if you’ve completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and exhausted all your federal loan options, your dream school may still be out of reach. If you find yourself in this situation, don’t take out a private student loan until you take a look at the new program being offered by Discover Student Loans. Whether you’re enrolling in an undergraduate or graduate program, pursuing a health professions degree or going to law school, here are some reasons the Discover Student Loan Program is worth a look.

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Last-Minute Financial Aid

Last-Minute Financial Aid for High School Seniors

In a few short weeks, high school seniors across the country will be graduating. Although this joyous occasion is one to be celebrated, it’s often a wake-up call for many students that college is just around the corner, which means tuition, housing, and other fees will all be due very soon. Those who did not save for college, or enrolled at a school beyond their financial means, may find themselves clamoring to find financial aid to help cover all their impending expenses. At this point, it may seem like an impossible undertaking, but there are resources available to help those who still have insufficient funds for the upcoming semester. Here are just a few places seniors can look for last-minute financial aid.

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