College Scholarship Application Checklists: Search, Prep, Submit

The whole scholarship application process can be nerve-wracking. After you’ve gone through hundreds of scholarships opportunities and made a note of all the scholarships you qualify for along with their requirements, it’s then time to put together and submit your applications. Making things even more complicated is the fact that each scholarship opportunity has its …

Your Social Media Accounts Can Put Your Scholarship At Risk

Your online presence is a powerful thing indeed. Many students work hard at getting good grades, writing a powerful essay, and making sure they tick all the scholarship requirement boxes, but the one area they completely overlook is their online presence. Unfortunately, a dubious digital presence can put your scholarship at risk. At one time social …

Do’s and Don’ts: Scholarship Applications

Nailing your scholarship application is the key to getting valuable free money towards your higher education. As with college applications, there are several do’s and don’ts that apply when applying for a scholarship. Adhering to these do’s and don’ts will help you submit a successful scholarship application: Scholarship Application Do’s: Do dedicate a fair amount of …

Scholarships for Students Going into Healthcare

There are many ways to go about choosing a major, with the personal preferences of students often leading to different priorities. Some students want to pursue something they enjoy, others want to make money, and some want to do both. Students who wish to have a practical major that will lead to job opportunities, yet …

4 More Unique Scholarships!

Who said that searching for financial aid had to be boring? There are countless scholarships out there waiting for you to apply to them, these just happen to be some of the wackiest! United States Bowling Congress Scholarships When you think of “high school sports” bowling is not often the first thing that comes to …

5 Things To Do BEFORE Submitting A Scholarship Application

You have a lot riding on your scholarship applications, so it’s best to make sure they are as close to perfect as they can be. You’ve done the digging, found some that fit you, and you’ve gotten everything together. But before you submit your application, it’s good to go through things one last time. Check …

Scholarships for Chess Players

The famed German writer Johan Wolfgang von Goethe once said, “Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.” The metaphor of chess-as-life has been repeated many a time, but the basic idea is always the same: the game, which revolves around sacrifices of certain pieces …

Common Mistakes Students Make While Searching for Scholarships

Scholarships and grants are the ideal way to pay for college. As a form of gift-aid, they do not have to be paid back after graduation, unlike loans. Scholarships are awarded for a multitude of reasons—great grades, pursuing a certain academic interest, being involved in the community, belonging to a certain ethnic group or religion, …

How to Avoid Losing Your Scholarship!

If you have a scholarship, first off: congratulations! Second: did you know you could lose it? Yikes. It’s an unfortunate reality that scholarships are pretty conditional. After all, there were requirements for you to be eligible for the scholarship, so it makes sense that there are also requirements for you to be able to keep …