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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Debunking the 11 Most Common Scholarship Myths

Debunking the 11 Most Common Scholarship Myths

The following are the most common myths about obtaining a college scholarship followed by the facts: Only top students and gifted athletes get scholarships. FACT: There are many scholarships that do not use grades or athletic ability to determine eligibility. Some that do use grades may even consider a student with a 2.5 GPA, not necessarily a 4.0 as other criteria are considered more important – is your teen left- handed or is your teen the first in your family to attend college? FYI:  If your teen's test scores are significantly above the average of accepted freshmen, your student will be offered a merit scholarship. Depending how high the scores are reinforced by a high GPA, the scholarship can be partial or a full ride. Searching for scholarships should begin during your teen's senior year. FACT: You have a better chance of getting a scholarship if you begin earlier, even as early as freshmen year, though mid semester junior year may be the optimum...
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