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why is it so hard to get scholars?

what is the best way to get a scholarship for colleges.

Thank you comment icon I don't think it's difficult as you think, just that standards has been set and in as much as standards are set, it gets really competitive. Always go through the instructions carefully, keep improving anytime you fail to scale through and don't give up on applying. One will surely favour you. Success Isaac

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Michelle’s Answer

Hello, Klhkgy !

It takes a lot of research and application submission in order to possibly get a scholarship. If you've been applying and not getting any scholarships you are probably seeing the result of how competitive it is as well as maybe not applying for a good number of them. The more you apply for, the better your chances are in being chosen for one.

It's difficult because you never know how many people are applying and you need to get your applications in early and follow the application directions 100%, answering all questions completely. How are your writing skills ? Think about skills you may have that you excel in. You must saturate the scholarship pool and apply to every single one that you qualify for to increase your chances of being chosen. But first, you need to know where to look for the scholarships.

To begin with, there are scholarships you could find out about at the college you attend which are given to only students who attend that college. That would be a good place to start. Visit the Financial Aid office or the department of your major and ask for a list of scholarships. There is also a wealth of information about scholarships on line. Many categories. I have left links below for websites that you will need to read so you can find the most scholarships to apply to. Quantity increases your chances. You also have to have the writing skills and application completion that will be outstanding and before the deadlines.

I found one of the tips on the website Going Merry to be something that may be important. They suggest that you check your social media for anything that may reflect you as unprofessional. I think this is a good idea. It says that you should get rid of any posts that may make you look negative to the people who are reviewing your scholarship application. I think this is a good idea, too and would suggest that you create a Linked In profile on which everything is about your professional life and interests.

Well, I know this sounds like a lot of work, it is and you must put in the time and energy it takes to apply to as many scholarships as possible, than relax and it will all be worth it when you are notified that you have been selected for some scholarships. Don't be discouraged. I had no issues with finding many on line resources for you but I bet there are many more and that is your first step. Use the resources that are at your fingertips.

Best wishes to you !

Michelle recommends the following next steps:

SCHOLARSHIP AMERICA https://scholarshipamerica.org/students/browse-scholarships/
SCHOLARSHIPS IN INDIANA https://www.collegescholarships.org/states/indiana.htm
SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH ENGINE https://www.collegescholarships.org/financial-aid/
TIPS FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION https://www.goingmerry.com/blog/how-to-get-scholarships/
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER FORT WAYNE - SCHOLARSHIPS https://cfgfw.org/scholarships/
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Michael’s Answer

Hi Klhkgy,

Scholarship applications can start to be submitted during your Junior year and will continue throughout your Senior year in high school. It is best to ask your Academic Advisor/School Counselor on the timeline process as well. Scholarship applications will have specific deadlines and requirements to meet in order to be submitted for review and consideration.

You may want to start to compile your resume/portfolio since a majority of scholarship applications will require academic grade point average (GPA), academic accomplishments, school activities (clubs, sports, etc.), community involvement (volunteer, church, etc.), academic and personal recommendations, etc. There may be essay requirements on why you are a qualified candidate to receive the scholarship, what your future goals are academically and professionally and other questions centering around who you are, your beliefs, etc.

The scholarship application is very detailed and can be a long process. The Scholarship Committee is looking at well rounded students who are deserving of the scholarship funds. They are seeing how well one can communicate, organization skills, financial need (in some cases) and accomplishments at school, at home and within the community.

Here are a couple of links for College Scholarships:

https://www.mometrix.com/blog/scholarships-for-college/

https://www.nchchonors.org/students/awards-scholarships/national-scholarships

Also, it will be best to check with the colleges and universities that you will be applying to. You can check with the School/Department of your desired major, the Campus Career Center and the Register's Office for additional information for college scholarships and grants and specific requirements for qualifications.

Best wishes on your scholarship applications and for your college education!
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Marcus’s Answer

The best way to get scholarships is to speak to your school guidance counselor and apply for the ones that are available. Most scholarships you have to write an essay for so make sure you have someone to proofread and make sure you submit the best version of your paper. You can also see if the university you want to attend offer certain scholarships as well. Reach out to the resource officers and counselors for assistance. There are so many ways you just have to research and use your resources.
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