Scholarships 101

Scholarships 101It seems as though some students are under the false impression that only straight ‘A’ students or those from low-income families are eligible to apply for scholarships. Although most institutional, state and federal programs are merit-based (academics) and/or need-based (income), a plethora of private scholarships are also awarded to students based on other criteria. Here’s another newsflash – students don’t have to be high school seniors either; many scholarship programs are open to students beginning their freshman year of high school (some even earlier!) and others are for adult-learners, or those pursuing graduate degrees and beyond. There’s really no excuse for not searching for scholarships to help keep college expenses to a minimum, especially when there are so many choices. Here are just a few of the many types of scholarships available to students.
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March Scholarship Countdown

March ScholarshipsMarch is a busy month; many students are counting down the days to Spring Break and starting to dread upcoming final exams. High school seniors are anxiously awaiting their decisions from colleges and finding out how much their college tuition bills may be this fall. Luckily, March is also one of the busiest months for scholarships, so students should be able to locate plenty of opportunities to help pay those upcoming expenses. Whether they are in the first grade or graduate school, students of all ages will be able to find something of interest on this month’s scholarship countdown, so there’s really no excuse for not applying. Hopefully, many will have the luck of the Irish on their side and win some of these awards, too! Continue Reading…


September Scholarship Countdown

September Scholarships Can you believe the new school year has already started? September is always a very busy time of year for students; they are learning new class schedules, getting back in the habit of doing homework (yuck!) and finding time to work on college planning tasks. Some students also have the added pressure of taking college entrance exams and completing college applications. Yikes! It’s enough to make anyone feel a bit overwhelmed. But never fear…ScholarshipExperts.com is here to help lighten your load! If you can’t find the time to search for scholarships this month, be sure to check out our list of scholarships with upcoming September deadlines. Continue Reading…


Mortifying Moments That Make Me Laugh

Funny Moments I can still hear the entire high school student body roaring with laughter. They pointed and laughed while I darted across the gymnasium floor looking for a safe haven to hide. Everything had been going so well up to that point. Lisa and I had spent hours working on our mummy costumes for the senior homecoming skit. We had our head masks on and our bodies were completely wrapped in bandages. As the Bangles song ‘Walk Like an Egyptian’ played, we danced across the gymnasium floor. Then, it started to feel a bit drafty. Before I knew it, all the bandages had fallen to the floor. I was left standing there in my underwear and a mask! This was one of those moments when your mother’s voice pops into your head, and you can hear her saying, ‘Honey, be sure to wear clean underwear.’ Thank goodness I had listened to her. To this day, my friends still refer to me as the student most likely to lose her clothes. I can laugh about it now, but I was mortified at the time.
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August Scholarship Countdown

August Scholarships August is always filled with a flurry of excitement, as we try to squeeze out every last drop of summer fun before saying farewell to sleeping in late and hanging out with our friends. Over the next few weeks, students everywhere will begin the process of going back to school; college students will be heading to campuses, while high school students will start shopping for new clothes and supplies. It’s easy to forget about your college planning tasks with all the excitement of back-to-school preparations, but you should still pencil out some time in your busy calendar to apply for scholarships. Whether you’re a traditional student or an adult learner, make sure these August scholarships are on your to-do list! Continue Reading…


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