Scholarships: What’s Out There? How Do You Get Them?

How Do You Find Scholarships?

Before you can even apply for scholarships, you need to know where to find them. And it’s not just about finding any award — you should only apply to ones you’re qualified for. This will help ensure you actually have a chance of winning. Completing an application for any award you come across will result in a lot of wasted time.

What Do You Need to Apply to Scholarships?

Every scholarship will have different criteria when it comes to the application process. Some will simply ask for a barebones form with your contact information. Others may ask for:

  • An essay
  • A video
  • Transcripts
  • Financial information
  • Academic references
  • Letters of recommendation
  • ACT or SAT scores
  • A photo
  • Resume

What Scholarships Should You Apply For?

As mentioned above, you should only apply to scholarships you actually qualify for. But aside from that — should you apply to every award that fits that criteria?



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