All Your Teen Needs to Know to Snag (a lot of) Scholarship Money

All Your Teen Needs to Know to Snag (a lot of) Scholarship Money

Did you know that there are literally billions of dollars in scholarship or grant money available each year available to ALL types of students? What must be noted is that the search process to access these cannot be hit-or-miss. It needs to be taken seriously as time and effort must be put in to the searches and doing what's necessary to apply. Rarely does one scholarship cover even a single year, so that's why students must be aware of the need to apply for multiple scholarships. It is recommended by Kim Stezala, Scholarships 101: The Real-World Guide to Getting Cash for College to go on no more two sites to start, then expand if you're not successful finding what you need. Here are some of the sites she recommends: Scholarships.com is one of the best known and is reported to have tracked $19 billion in scholarships. After you complete a profile, the site will filter your criteria to generate a list. It's about...
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What Every Parent Needs to Know About Merit Scholarships

Most parents have little knowledge regarding the criteria and availability of receiving merit scholarship money. I would wager – but cannot prove - that millions of dollars of merit aid goes untouched! Did you know that: Four out of five colleges use standardized test scores as a criterion for merit awards Students who score in the top 10% (1330 on the SAT and 28 on the ACT) can often expect to be awarded up to $28,000 Merit scholarships are also available to students who score lower but whose scores are beyond the median score requirement of that particular school If you go to most colleges’ websites, you will notice a 'net cost calculator' which lets students see how much they would need to pay out of pocket to attend: A student who has entered his profile and changes nothing but his ACT or SAT test score will be able to see the scholarship money increase as their scores rise SAT score increases of 100-200...
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