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How do I apply for scholarships?

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I am going into my junior year of high school and I need to start preparing for college very soon. My family isn't well off and so I will definitely have to take out student loans in order to pay off my college debt. I am not too familiar with how scholarships work. My brother is 4 years older than me, but never applied for any scholarships to lower his tuition. I know there are scholarships for almost everything and anything, so if any of you can help me out or link me to any of these scholarships, I will be delighted! If you need to know anything about who I am or what kind of person I am for certain types of scholarships, let me know! #college #student #scholarships #financial-services #scholarship #tuition

Most colleges give you a scholarships when you apply, but just search up on Google what you do during the school year such as volunteering scholarships and tons will pop up! Elijah W. Translate
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Kerry’s Answer

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Good for you for thinking ahead! Here's a few good sites that you can start with. Also talk to your school guidance counselor as s/he is in a great position to assist you with advancing yourself.


http://college.usatoday.com/2016/01/06/best-scholarship-resources/


http://www.collegerank.net/best-scholarship-websites/


http://www.finaid.org/scholarships/other.phtml


Good luck!

I will definitely check these links out. Much appreciated! Karen P. Translate
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Jennifer’s Answer

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Hi Karen - It is great that you are planning ahead and preparing before starting school. In addition to the advice and comments previously posted, I would also check the university's site to see if they offer any scholarships. I was able to apply to a handful which I qualified for and was paid directly from the university. Depending on your background, you may qualify for numerous scholarships. I suggest applying to as many as you can. Good luck!
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Ken’s Answer

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Hi Karen!


One of the first things that might help is that way too many people spend way too much money on an education and end up with huge college debt that is very difficult to repay.


Here are some very good tips on reducing college costs:
http://www.educationplanner.org/students/paying-for-school/ways-to-pay/reduce-college-costs.shtml
http://www.moneycrashers.com/ways-reduce-cost-college-education/


Here is a good site for finding scholarships and internships that might help also:
http://www.fastweb.com/


Please let me know if and how these might have helped. Keep me informed. I would like to follow your progress!

Thank you always Ken! Karen P. Translate
Here are a few other ideas: your religious organization, if any; your school counselor; any professional organization that represents your career area of interest which the reference librarian at your local library can help you locate - and this person also might have some more information about scholarships, internships, etc. Best of luck. Please let me know what works for you!!! Ken Simmons Translate
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Loida’s Answer

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Hello Karen P.,


I answered your previous questions on how many colleges to apply to, I have included multiple links that will deem very useful in explaining the process, where to go to find scholarships and how to apply for them. Check them out, they are absolutely packed with very good information.


Good luck!

Thank you Loida! Karen P. Translate
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Kaylee’s Answer

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hey the best way is to look some up and see if you qualify.
Hey Kaylee, do you have any suggestions on where to look? Any addition information you can provide on finding scholarships would make your answer more helpful. Gurpreet Lally Translate
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Kevin’s Answer

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Hey Karen,

I definitely recommend checking this platform out:

https://www.raise.me/

I would give them a call and see how they can help. They are extremely mission driven and wish I was aware of this when I was in college as I just finished paying off my debt.

Best,
Kevin Tang
Hey Kevin! Thanks for your response. As this question was posted over a year ago, I am now a senior, making your answer extremely relevant. What's interesting is that I actually downloaded the Raise Me app just a few days ago and am planning to use it as one of my scholarship sources. Although I haven't gotten into the full depth of the app yet, I can tell it has a lot of potential. Karen P. Translate
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