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What are some of the best ways to get scholarships?

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I need money for college and scholarships are overwhelming!!! #finance #money #scholarships

This is only one perspective...I found the most success on local scholarships via Going Merry. I won a few scholarships, and my personal essays got me accepted in some neat schools! Writing is a powerful tool to open opportunities. You can check out https://www.goingmerry.com/c/caitlinp-l0dy (refer for free swag!) and it can help give you interesting prompts. They mostly look for personal growth, authenticity, and passion! Do not cram your life story in 500 words! instead pick a moment where you really felt like you learned a lesson or discovered something about. A great way is pick something you are passionate about ex. sports, clubs, extracurriculars! Just find something you love and tell your story! Caitlin P. Translate
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Ro’s Answer

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https://www.goingmerry.com/blog/scholarships-in-texas-tx/

A basic online search came up with more than a few cites for scholarships in Texas (although I'm not certain which school locations you're applying to). As the prior posters have stated, it's up to you to be proactive. Remember- you're not the only one seeking scholarships, so it's important that you are active and find scholarships that you qualify for. If necessary, I'd also inquire about scholarships from my high school counselor. I've known students that have actually hired a "Personal College Advisor" to assist with locating scholarships and filling out applications - handy but unnecessary if you stay active. College apps and finances can feel overwhelming , but take the opportunities one at a time. Often the scholarship applications ask for the same information, so you'll slowly become more comfortable providing answers. Good luck!
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Danish’s Answer

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10 ways to get best scholarships.




  1. Give the scholarship sponsor what it wants.
    A scholarship application often contains the sponsor's scholarship selection criteria, but dig deeper. Research the scholarship sponsor on the web. Look for the organization's mission statement, which you'll often find in the "About Us" section of its website.




  2. Get involved with your community.
    Students who volunteer enjoy a huge advantage with scholarship sponsors, says Marianne Ragins, who was featured on the cover of Parade Magazine in 1991, one of the most popular issues in the magazine's history, after winning more than $400,000 in college scholarships. Ragins, who conducts presentations on winning scholarships, says scholarship sponsors are looking for a long-time commitment to volunteering. This bias towards volunteering makes sense since many scholarship providers are nonprofits committed to helping others.




  3. Look professional.
    Google your name to make sure that you have a professional online presence, advises Mark Kantrowitz, the publisher of FastWeb and the author of the new book Secrets to Winning a Scholarship. Remove any inappropriate material from Facebook. And don't use a risqué email account. Keep it boring.




  4. Use a scholarship search engine.
    Using scholarship search engines will make your job easier.




  5. Don't ignore the optional questions.
    When supplying your background on scholarship search engines, answer the optional questions. Addressing these questions can generate about twice as many scholarship matches, Kantrowitz says.




  6. Apply to every eligible scholarship.
    It's a numbers game and even among the most accomplished students, luck is a factor. Don't ignore the small stuff. Some scholarships worth $1,000 or less may only have 15 or 20 students applying, Ragins says.




  7. Look for essay contests.
    Students can be lazy and many will skip scholarship contests that require an essay. Applying for these scholarships could increase your odds of success.




  8. Be passionate.
    When you're writing a scholarship essay let your personal voice come through. Include lots of details in your essay that helps reveal who you are. It's usually a good idea to focus on a problem and how you solved it or overcame adversity.




  9. Think local.
    Ask your high school guidance counselors about local scholarships. Also check bulletin boards at libraries and outside financial aid offices. Local scholarships are going to be easier to win than regional and national ones.



Danish has a great explanation. To expand on what he said, applying for scholarships Mark Horsfield Translate
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Jacinta’s Answer

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Usually all larger educational institutions would have their own website and network that you can research on the scholarships you are qualified for. If you are unsure, reaching out to a career advisor may be beneficial so that they can direct you to the right resources. Those scholarships are usually funded by the government or alumni.

If you are not in direct contact with an education institution, but you know which career field you are headed into, check if larger companies or government entities that operate within that field may provide scholarships. Of course, in return, those programs usually require you to either do an internship with them or sign some sort of contract.

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