Based on the state of the economy, it can be pretty easy to give up on your scholarship search but, according to this article, hope and determination are just a few steps away!
Just remember, if you cannot find what you’re looking for online, there will always be other avenues you can use to seach for that elusive scholarship you’ve been seeking. The secret is being consistent and not giving up.
Counselors working with soon-to-be college students and their families have a saying about scholarship searches: Don’t pay for online help when you can get the same help for free.
High school guidance offices and Nebraska’s EducationQuest Foundation offer in-depth and broad-based help — be it in person or online — that equals or surpasses anything students can hope to get from Internet-based services, say counselors with EducationQuest and two Omaha-area high schools.
“I tell them never, ever to pay money for a service or a search,” said Liz Schow, guidance counselor for juniors and seniors at Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School. “We have the resources here. … Otherwise, they’re wasting their time looking on the Internet. There’s so much there, and it’s so hard to tell what’s real and what’s not.”
The counselors said students should be applying for scholarships in earnest by the start of their senior year, though they can begin to scout the field while they’re juniors.
This video below delves deeper into how to conduct the best scholarship search within your own community!
Master these basics, and every one of your peers will be clamoring at your door wanting to know your secret of how you get to be accepted into more scholarship programs than they!
Types of Scholarships You Can Search For
“http://www.ScholarshipHelp.org – Scholarships are awarded by your college for academic achievement. Inquire about these awards at your school’s financial aid office.”
As you can tell from this article, searching for scholarships is about taking the road less traveled. Everyone else is doing what you could have been doing had you not come across this article!
So, diversify, think outside the box, ask your peers who are gainfully employed if their companies offer scholarships! Best of all, never be discouraged!
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