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The Gates Scholarship

On the lookout for scholarships? If you’re a minority, you’ll definitely want to look into the The Gates Scholarship. Here’s what you need to know about its history, how you can apply, and more. What is The Gates Scholarship? The Gates Scholarship is a “highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from …
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scholarship search & applications

What Information Does a Scholarship Application Require? And Why?

Every scholarship is different, from who it is for to the amount awarded. The information required for scholarship application is also different. While some applications may be similar, other award organizations may ask for different information or material from their applicants. Here are some details about what you’ll need to provide in a scholarship application …
financial advice & planning

Credit Card Tips for College Students

A credit card is a powerful financial tool. And getting one in college offers multiple benefits. It offers you financial flexibility, so you’ll never get stuck without money at any time. You also get access to attractive rewards and perks on your purchases. Getting cash back or points on your credit card spends means you …
financial advice & planning

Should I Invest in NFTs to Pay for College?

You may have heard of the recent financial advice that recommends you invest in NFTs to help you pay for college. However, it’s important to know what exactly an NFT is and your options before making a decision. What are NFTs and How do They Work? An NFT, or a non-fungible token, is a virtual …

When to Start Looking for Scholarships

When to start looking for scholarships? The short answer is: whenever you can! A common myth is that only high school seniors can or need to apply for scholarships. However, not only are scholarships available to all high school grade students, but they are for all college students too! There are billions of dollars in …
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Q&A With $1,000 Scholarship Winner Chloe Putz!

Congratulations are in order for College Raptor’s most recent $1,000 scholarship winner Chloe Putz! Her essay made me curious about Chloe’s college journey. Luckily, she was kind enough to answer a few more questions. Here’s what she had to say! Tell us about yourself. I am an outgoing senior at a small high school in …
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Q&A Interview with Scholarship Winner Katriana Meiman!

Congratulations to Katriana Meiman, winner of the $2500 College Raptor scholarship! Kat wrote the winning essay in round 16 of College Raptor’s Scholarship program. We had a chance to chat with her about her college journey and here’s what she had to say. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I live just outside of …
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financial advice & planning

What Is A Student Loan Ombudsman?

A student loan ombudsman is an independent resource committed to helping student loan borrowers. They help borrowers identify better repayment options and explain interest and default charges. They also act as independent mediators between student loan borrowers and lenders. If you’re having problems with your Issues A Student Loan Ombudsman Can Help With A student …
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How To Write A Thank You Letter For A Scholarship

Scholarships can be a game changer for your college career. They can significantly reduce the amount of student loans you’ll need to take out, making the transition to post-grad life much easier on your finances. Knowing how to write a thank you letter for a scholarship is key! Scholarships come from all different organizations and …