Scholarships.com

Scholarships.com

Everyone knows how expensive college can be. As a student, you’ve likely applied for financial aid, but when you don’t get the aid you need to pay for college, it can be difficult to know where to turn.

Scholarships.com makes it easy to not only find scholarships for college, but brings the scholarships to you by matching you to scholarship opportunities you qualify for, narrowed down by:

  • your major
  • ethnicity
  • GPA
  • hobbies
  • and more

With a database of over 3.7 million dollars in scholarships and grants, it’s worth applying for any opportunities you can. Check it out and see what comes up when searching for the ideal scholarship for you!

Not sure what school you’re going to? Scholarships.com also has a college search feature with information on thousands of colleges and universities, including admission and enrollment statistics, tuition, average financial aid, and more.

Increase Your Chances of Winning a Scholarship

Once you’ve been matched to all the scholarships you’re eligible for, use these tips to increase your odds of winning!

  • Read the requirements carefully.

Some scholarships only require an application with some basic information to apply, while others are a longer process. Make sure you read all of the rules and requirements carefully to ensure you don’t miss a small detail and accidentally disqualify yourself.

  • Don’t shy away from scholarships that require more work.

Applying for scholarships can be a tedious process, but don’t let that discourage you! Sure, some require more work, but that also means the pool of applicants will be smaller, in turn increasing your chances of winning.

  • Proofread, proofread, proofread.

It’s easy to miss small mistakes when you’ve been working for lengthy periods of time. Before you hit submit, always be sure to look over your work for spelling and grammar mistakes. If it helps, have a friend or family member take a second look. Make sure you submit something you’re proud of, not an application ridden with typos!

  • Don’t procrastinate.

Start early and take your time. This isn’t something you should be rushing at the last minute to get done. Give yourself enough time to produce a great application, and give yourself the best shot at winning!

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