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How many scholarships would I have to apply to in order to win enough money to cover their entire tuition?

Over the course of the past month I have applied to a lot more scholarships the. I ever thought I would, and I have started looking at the odds of me getting a scholarship being 1 of a hundred on average meaning if I wanted to pay of my tuition that would mean applying to say around 100 scholarships a month so around three or four a day just to get one, and I can't even begin to think how many I need to pay off an entire tuition. #scholarships #college #tuition #financial-aid

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Nicole’s Answer

Hi Aubrey L. I see that you posted this question a little while ago so I hope my answer to you (or others who may read this response) is still helpful.

Ahh..scholarship applications...I remember them well :). To echo a bit on the answer provided, how much money you need will depend on the college/university you choose and the degree program you choose. In my experience, having some clarity on what you want to study can reduce the amount of "hunting for scholarships" that you have to do. In my case, I knew I wanted to graduate with an engineering degree before I started looking at colleges/universities. Knowing that allowed me to narrow my search to groups or individuals that were providing scholarships for young women who were interested in going into the field of engineering. Oftentimes, in these searches, you can get details on how much the scholarship is for and whether the scholarship is a one time gift or is one that you can earn over a certain number of semesters or years. Some scholarships will define whether the gift is specifically for tuition or housing or food or something else. Some scholarships may require participation in some event(s) or they may specify a certain level for grades in math, science, the arts, etc.. I do recall visiting my local library and reviewing books that gave details about scholarships. These books were pretty thick :). So it took me some time to comb through to find the details I needed in order to know what to apply for. But...once I did, I moved forward with writing intro letters, filling out applications, getting letters of recommendation, sitting for interviews and fortunately, securing a good body of scholarships.

I hope you find this guidance helpful. Best of luck to you!

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Mitchell’s Answer

In my experience, scholarships are for various amounts and rewards and every school has a different tuition cost. Therefore, this will soley depend on the rewards for the scholarships and the actual cost of tuition for the school you wish to attend.