College is the most expensive it’s ever been. A great way to manage the growing cost is scholarships. Because there’s no single source for scholarship listings, your best option for finding funding is a dedicated scholarship search platform. These sites compile thousands of active scholarships and match you to them based on your unique qualifications Allison.
You should start your scholarship search as soon as possible, ideally no later than the beginning of your junior year. Even if you can’t apply to the one you want until your junior year, knowing all of the details and requirements as a sophomore gives you more time to make sure you meet all of the qualifications by the time you’re eligible.
A dedicated scholarship search engine is more so than a simple internet search, it's your best bet to turn up potential scholarships. But you should also look to local sources, especially those with which you already have a connection with. If any of them offer scholarships, not only are you uniquely qualified through yours/parents association, they'll also likely have a much smaller candidate pool. (see below)
√ Parents work place often offer scholarships
√ Your school (academic clubs, alumni organizations, etc.)
√ Community organizations (veterans associations, social clubs, sports leagues, etc.)
√ Campus organizations (fraternities, sororities, academic groups, etc.)
I've listed 5 scholarship search platforms sites below that look promising to maximize your scholarship potential search.
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