You Just Have To Know Where To Search

by Sarah Martinez
(Austin, Tx)

Finding a scholarship online is really rather simple. This advice seems rather elementary but is what helped me get some quick scholarships that would go on to help pay for textbooks.


There is literally a scholarship for every unique quality about a person. There are scholarships for different ethnicities, heights, creativity levels, and so much more.

Something that I find helpful is to look up scholarships for whatever grade level I happen to be in and the academic year that I need the money for. Apply for everything that you are eligible for because there is a good chance that you will not get everything that you apply for and every bit of money helps especially when your tuition is $55,000 yearly such as mine.

Make sure that you keep a written record of scholarships that you apply for so that in case they attempt to contact you, you do not accidently ignore them because you think it might be a wrong number. Another thing that you can do is check with your parents companies to see if they offer any sort of scholarship for children of employees or just a scholarship in general. Your school counselor may also have knowledge of scholarships that are given solely to students attending your school and very few people ask about scholarships from the counselor so you will most likely have a better chance of receiving a scholarship through your school.

There are also many scholarships offered for specific universities so make sure to check with the college you have either been accepted to or are interested in attending so that you can learn about extra scholarships. The most important thing to remember is that the money amount the scholarship is offering does not matter, every penny counts and it is possible to get enough small scholarships that you could pay off your entire tuition because there is no limit to the number of scholarships that you are allowed to apply for.

That being said, the method that I would recommend because it is the easiest and I know when I was applying for scholarships I was quite lazy, is to google them. That is how you will find the most scholarships and will have so much less debt on your hands.

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Comment from your friendly team at College Financial Aid Advice

Thank you Sarah for sharing your advice about "You Just Have To Know Where To Search". I like your advice to check with your school counselor about scholarships exclusive for students attending your school. Check out some Scholarship Contests and scholarship lists below. Best of luck to you.


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Finance Your Future

by Keyana Guillory
(Laveen, Arizona, Maricopa)

Scholarship hunting can be a growling process for any age group looking to pay off loans or pay for tuition to attend a university. There are ways to ease the pain and time consuming process of finding and receiving the scholarship money in order to pay for those fees that education seeking students are looking for.

One place to start looking for available scholarships is on the university websites. Scholarships are usually easily located in the either the top toolbar or can be searched for in the search engine that is also located at the top. Within the scholarship links there should include multiple opportunities to apply and links that take you to the individual scholarship.

Be sure to take the time to read thought the requirements of each scholarship to make sure that you qualify. You don’t want to waste any more time one that you don’t have to.

When searching for scholarships I have learned it is easier to be very specific because there are tons of scholarships and grants that are given out for various reasons. The different scholarships may be based off the following: left handed, minority, sports, major and much more. These scholarships are the fun ones and some people don’t even know about them, which lead to thousands of dollars going unclaimed each year. Not only can these scholarships be found on the school websites but on website such as Scholarship.com, Fastweb.com, and Cappax.com.

These websites provides scholarship for all and have a bounty of useful information regarding financial aid and how to apply for scholarships and the like. I am personally using these website to obtain scholarships and they constantly updating the websites so that their users are staying connected by having twitter and facebook feeds.

As you can see, these scholarships and grants are everywhere and being advertised for the sake of helping you and potential educate seekers.

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Thank you Keyana for sharing your essay about “Finance Your Future”. Scholarship hunting can be much easier with some good tools. Be sure to check out some of our scholarship listings. Good luck to you.


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