When looking for scholarships

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Nick Stubbs, Staff Member

Applying for scholarships can be very stressful at times because you want to be one of those lucky individuals getting free money for school. With college tuition’s rising every year, it might be hard for you to pay for college straight out of high school.  Here are some things to consider in your search:

  1. There are many types of scholarships.  Scholarships come in many different forms. You can get a scholarship for practically anything.
  2. Finding the right scholarship for you.  Find something that appeals to your interest because you want to stand out from the other applicants.
  3. The people who look at your application do not know you.  Try to be intimate and personal because the more personal you are, the more connected the organization might feel with you.
  4. Be yourself. Scholarships love to see transparency in writing pieces. They love to see students who have achieved great lengths in their high school experience. Be sure to list all the special attributes about yourself.
  5. Eligibility.  It wouldn’t be wise to fill out an entire scholarship application, and come to the end to realize you weren’t even eligible. Check eligibility rules before starting to fill out a scholarship, to save time.