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How can you find the right scholarships for colleges easily?

I am a high schooler who is looking for answers on the college application process. #college #college-major #college-admissions #college-bound #higher-education #undergraduate #college-selection #ivy-league

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Nina’s Answer

You can do a Google search for scholarships or you can have your high school counselor help you find some scholarships.

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Troy’s Answer

Good morning Jennifer,

Wishing you well and a major congrats on starting your search.

By reaching out to:
-Local college scholarship departments
-Your schools college and career center/counseling
-Community newspapers/websites
-Online searches with selective keywords
-Asking friends and family
-Reaching through their network of coworkers
-Keep an open mind on sources and purposes

I believe you will find many and stay hungry and aggressive during your search there are so many individuals, companies, and programs that have them up for grabs!

My best and have an incredible Wednesday. :)


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Jaime’s Answer

Hello Jennifer,

I would start with your local university website Google scholarship in the search bar. I would also recommend you visit the university of your choosing and ask about scholarships. Many universities are too busy to answer any questions over the phone that does not work! I have witnessed many students get the wrong information over the phone.

I believe some universities publish a scholarship book that you sometimes you can find at the registrar's office, financial aid office, graduate office. Sorry about that, I have seen the oddest offices give vital information to students.

The problem you will encounter Jennifer many of the offices at most universities do not talk to each other, so they probably do not have the information you are seeking. You need to be persistent and ask the right question(Open-end question) otherwise you will get a no answer.

Apply to as many of the scholarships that you qualify for because some scholarships get no applicants believe it or not!

Financial aid office has a discretionary fund for mishaps! to put it simply they have an account for mistakes. Just FYI !

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Rachel’s Answer

<span style="background-color: transparent;">Collegeboard.org is a great resource for this! I poured through the pages of universities all over the U.S. when I was a senior in high school. Collegeboard was my go-to site! They put all of the information in one place and it is very easy to use. They even have various filters you can apply to see only colleges that have programs you are interested. To determine academic rigor, look at the admissions requirements, G.P.A. of past admitted applicants, SAT/ACT scores, class rank etc. This will give you an idea of what scores and grades you need to be accepted. However, don't be discouraged your application will be reviewed based on the full picture! College-board will help you get an idea of what is most important to the specific school you are applying to.</span>

This professional recommends the following next steps:

  • <span style="background-color: transparent;">Chat with your Guidance Counselor</span>
  • <span style="background-color: transparent;">Create a Collegeboard.org account</span>
  • <span style="background-color: transparent;">Start using CollegeBoard as a resource to look up schools.</span>