Posted on January 14, 2014 at 6:00 am
by Julianne T.
So you are on the downhill slide into your senior year of high school, and you have begun the application process to apply to colleges. Now the next step is to find some assistance with the cost of attending that four-year or two-year institution. Here are some tips to help you keep your scholarship search productive and organized.
Scholarship search tips
After you have identified a list of scholarships that match your individual situation, make a spreadsheet of the scholarships you qualify for by listing the following:
After you have identified scholarships you want to apply for, organize your list by the date the scholarship applications have to be filed. Identify what topics for any essays that are being requested. Find out if the topics are similar for the essays, then write one essay and tweek it for all of the listed scholarships. That will alleviate you having to write multiple essays on the similar topics.
You can select to apply for as many scholarships as you want – it all depends on how much time and energy you want to put into the process. Searching for scholarships can be a long and arduous process, but with a little planning and a lot of organization, your scholarship search can become a successful part of your college planning.
Some websites and books you can review:
Testing and Education Reference Center Click on College Prep Tools and then Scholarship Search. Valid library card number required