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10 Spring Scholarships for High School Students

Now that the fall semester is behind us, it’s time to look ahead and get ready for the spring semester. For underclassmen, that means thinking about classes for next year and trying to finish the school year off on the right note. For seniors, well…you are pretty much in the midst of crunch time right about now. Those college acceptance letters have started to trickle in, along with the realization that you’re going to have to pay for your college tuition in just a few months. No worries. There is still plenty of time (and scholarships) available to get everything in place. But, don’t think that you’re off the hook if you’re not heading off to college this fall. There’s no time like the present to start working on those applications and building a hefty little scholarship nest egg for the future. Whether you’re a freshman or a senior, this list of 10 spring scholarships is the perfect place to start!

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Channel Your Inner Weirdo to Win These Scholarships

Are you tired of having to write about your dreams for the future or explaining why you deserve to win a scholarship? Does your grade point average pale in comparison to other applicants? Maybe you’re just looking for something a little bit outside the box? Well, if any of these scenarios fits you, you’re in luck. Our partners over at Unigo.com have found some pretty unusual scholarships that are currently accepting applications, and we’re betting you may not be familiar with many of them.

Want to learn more? Check out “5 Wonderfully Weird Scholarships for Just About Everyone” right now.


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Ring in the New Year With These January Scholarships

Can you believe that 2015 is less than two weeks away? This year has certainly flown by. And, if you’re a high school senior, you’re probably feeling a bit stressed right about now. Between completing your remaining college applications and waiting for acceptance letters, you still need to find a way to pay for everything. Of course, high school seniors aren’t the only ones feeling the financial pinch these days. Those of you in college will inevitably see your tuition, fees, and other expenses increase this coming year. But, don’t panic. A new year also means new chances to win scholarships! And, we’ve found 10 January scholarships just for you!

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CSS PROFILE or FAFSA: Which Should You Use?

Now that most high school seniors have completed their college applications (or should be getting close to finishing them), it’s time for them to turn their focus on another important aspect of the college admissions process — financial aid. Most students are familiar with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), but there’s another form that many may not even know exists. It’s called the CSS/ Financial Aid PROFILE®. And, depending on where students enroll, they may have to complete one or both forms.

Not sure which one is right for you? Head over to Unigo.com and check out its latest blog post, “4 Ways the CSS PROFILE Differs From the FAFSA.”


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Why Should You Win a $1,500 Scholarship?

Ever wonder why some students win scholarships and others don’t? Do they have some special talent or gift, or are they somehow blessed with incredible luck? In all honesty, it really depends on the type of scholarship. For merit-based scholarships, having a stellar grade point average (GPA) and high college exam scores is a definite must, but not a guarantee that you’ll win. Why? Simply put, your grades are probably not as unique as you perceive them to be. The same can be true for need-based aid, as well. Tons of students are in similar financial situations, and they all need help. Choosing a winner can be difficult in these cases, and it’s often a personal statement, letter of recommendation, or an essay that gives the winner the edge over all the other candidates. But, what if you don’t have perfect grades or you come from a middle-class family — are you out of luck? Nope. We know you possess something that sets you apart from other students, and that’s why we created the Top Ten List Scholarship.

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