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3 Tips for Your Scholarship Search

3 Tips for Your Scholarship Search

Affordability is, in the end, what will determine the college for many students.

Jamie Vincent

January 07, 2014

Now that my college applications are all, finally, submitted, I am beginning to consider that second half of the college selection process: financial aid.

Affordability is, in the end, what will determine the college I attend.

As I begin to receive merit scholarship notifications, I am developing a better sense of how much I will truly be expected to pay for my college education.

Though I am lucky enough to have already been offered a number of very generous scholarships, I am finding that there are still gaps in my projected college expenses which I will be expected to fill.

I think the best way to patch up those holes is to take an active role in my own scholarship search.

1. Fastweb

As most Fastweb members know, this website is a treasure trove of scholarship opportunities, many of which, if won, do not require you to attend a certain school or major in a certain subject.

Now that I am finished with my applications, I will have more time to apply for some of the Fastweb scholarships which fit me best.

2. Guidance Office

My guidance counselor recently distributed a packet of local scholarship opportunities for high school seniors.

I plan on applying for a number of these, as I am more likely to win among the smaller pool of local applicants than I am among the ocean of world-wide-web applicants.

3. Individual Colleges

I know of many colleges and universities which offer merit scholarships to high school students who participate in competitions or contests.

I plan on searching for these kind of scholarships among all my top college choices.


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