When Completing Scholarship Applications, Time is Money

5 Tips for Completing More Scholarship Applications

Does your college to-do list seem like it’s getting longer instead of shorter? Do you find yourself rushing to complete scholarship applications at the last minute? If you answered ‘yes’ to either of these questions, you’ll want to keep reading this post. We are going to give you five tips to help you accomplish more without adding hours to your daily schedule. Even if you are the world’s biggest procrastinator, these tips are going to help you get better organized and increase your productivity. Are you ready to have more chances to win free money for college? Let’s get started!

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college cash

College Cash Rehash!

Did you forget to attend our Scholarship Twitter Chat on November 14 with Jodi Okun? No worries! We’ve put together some of the highlights from the evening in a quick, easy-to-digest format for you. Take a look at what you missed on #CollegeCash!

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How to Win Scholarships

How Do You Win Scholarships?

Today’s Question: “How do you win scholarships?”

You did all the right things…you decided to search for scholarships, you found a bunch, and applied for several. But, how do people actually win scholarships? There is no magic answer, but there are some things you can do to increase your odds of winning a scholarship. In this short video, Ashley, our scholarship expert, will give you some tips on how to increase your chances of making it to the finalist’s pool.

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Recommendation Letters

How to Secure a Great Scholarship Recommendation Letter

If you are beginning your scholarship search, you have no doubt come across programs that require an application, a copy of your transcript, and one or more essays. These are common items for most scholarship programs, but many of the larger, more prestigious awards also require another document – the scholarship recommendation letter. Although similar to college admission recommendation letters, this additional component of your scholarship application can often play a vital part in moving your name from the rejection pile to the contenders’ list. With thousands of dollars often on the line, it’s not something that should be handled lightly; it takes some thought and a little planning to ensure you receive a recommendation that will stand out among the other applicants. If you want to secure a winning scholarship recommendation letter, consider the following tips.

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Who, What and Why

The Five W’s of College Scholarships

Most students and parents know that scholarships are an important part of the college financial aid process, but few may really understand how they differ from other types of aid. Unlike grants, loans and work-study programs, scholarships can sometimes be a bit more complex and elusive. Students cannot simply complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and expect scholarship money to appear magically; it takes a bit more work and creativity to win those coveted awards. Just as every good journalism student knows to include the “who, what, when, where and why” in every article, so too should every college student understand the five W’s of scholarships. In this article, I’ll break down each “W” and give students the keys to finding and winning scholarships!

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