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Saturday, July 21, 2012


Over 3 Billion in Scholarships


Now is the time to fill out the FASTWEB forms

also sign up to get scholarships send right to your email that apply to you.

5 Tips for Searching for Scholarships

5 Tips for Finding Scholarships

1. Don’t miss deadlines. Use a calendar and checklist to get organized. Clean up the content of your Facebook account, removing inappropriate and immature material.

2.Search for scholarships as soon as possible. Don’t wait until spring of your senior year in high school to start searching, or you’ll miss half the deadlines. There are many scholarships available to students in grades 9, 10 and 11, not just high school seniors. There are even scholarships for students in grades K-8. Continue searching for scholarships even after you are enrolled in college.

3.  Personalize your essay and be passionate. Write about something of interest to you. Make your application stand out from the crowd. Proofread and make a copy of your application for your self Answer all of the optional questions on a scholarship matching web site for about twice as many matches.

4. Use a free scholarship matching service like The Fastweb database is updated daily, and the site will email you notifications of new scholarships that match your personal background profile.

5. Apply to every scholarship for which you are eligible, even less competitive scholarships, such as small awards and essay contests.  Look for local scholarships on bulletin boards near the guidance counselor of financial aid offices, or the library’s jobs and careers section.