We know they're out there. We know you've heard them. Though these commonly
discussed scholarship myths might sound convincing, we are here to tell you that
anyone can find scholarships, not just a select group of people.
- You have to be financially needy to get scholarships - False!
While there are many scholarships that consider students' financial need, there
are also many that don't ask for applicants to submit any financial information.
The Point: Apply for scholarships that don't require financial need if
you think you or your parents make too much money.
- Only smart people can get scholarships - Buzz! Wrong. You
don't have to be a genius to get a scholarship. Some scholarships do require
applicants to have a certain GPA or SAT score, but many won't ask applicants for
any academic information.
The Point: There are thousands of scholarships available that don't
consider your academic standing, so find them and apply!
- Scholarships are only for high school seniors - Classic incorrect
You can apply for scholarships throughout your academic career. There
are scholarships available for high school students, current college students,
graduate students, vocational students, and even doctoral candidates. The
Point: As long as you are attending some type of postsecondary education,
you can find and apply for scholarships.
- I'm too old (or young) to get a scholarship - Untrue. There
are many scholarships available specifically for older or returning students.
Also, many scholarships are available that children and teenagers can apply for,
and if they win, the money will be held until they enroll in college. The
Point: Don't count yourself out for scholarships because you think your age
makes you ineligible.
- Looking for scholarships is too time-consuming - Not with
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for you by providing you with a time-saving list of scholarships that match your
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