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Simple Steps To Use On Your Scholarship Quest

Scholarships and grants are free money, but you have to do what it takes to get yours.

  • When you see a scholarship being advertised, don't hesitate, apply as soon as possible.
  • Apply as often as allowed. If you don't get the scholarship the first time, apply for it when it becomes available again.
  • Look for scholarships and grants where ever possible. There are probably some being offered within your own community, such as churches, social organizations and clubs, VFW Posts, businesses, and individuals.
  • Don't be discouraged if you don't get the one you think you should get.
  • Always ask for help. Ask your teachers, your high school counselors, the principal, your priest or minister, friends, co-workers, and other students about scholarship and grant opportunities.
  • Run scholarship searches on the internet. The internet is a great source for scholarship information.
  • Go to your local libraries, school libraries, and book stores to find books and other publications on scholarships and grants.
  • Ask your parents, counselors, teachers, and friends to help you with your scholarship applications, and to give you feedback on your essays and other required materials.
  • Have someone proofread your essay and check for grammatical errors and correct punctuation.
  • It is okay to call or email the scholarship givers to ask for details or assistance, but do not call, email, or question them about timelines or why you did not get the award. Most are reputable organizations and have their own timelines and schedules for giving out their awards. If you contact them in an unprofessional, argumentative, or threatening manner, you will not get the scholarship or grant.

Important Notice: Be aware of scholarship and credit scams. If you have to pay for the scholarship list, if you are required to give, or use, a credit card or a credit card number, or if you are required to send money, it may be a scam.



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