STARTING THE SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH
If you’re a Junior or even an underclassman embarking on the college search, you’re likely considering the big picture: what school will be the best fit for you? While this is undoubtedly an important question, don’t forget about the equally important yet less glamorous topic of how you and your family will pay for your dream school. Scholarships are a great way for you to put a dent in the often sizable university price tag. Keep reading to learn about how you should approach the scholarship search.
FOCUS ON YOUR STRENGTHS
There are so many scholarships out there waiting for you! However, this doesn’t mean that you should apply to every single scholarship (no one has the bandwidth for that). Take some time and figure out what your strengths are. Maybe you’re a math whiz, a gifted writer, a fabulous dancer, or possess some other wonderful talent. There are organizations out there that want to reward you for your unique skills! However, don’t just apply to one or two. Make sure you’re applying to several to increase your chances.
RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH
Now that you’ve determined how best to stand out, it’s time to park yourself in front of your laptop and do some research. Luckily, all of this information is easily accessible on the web. There are several search engines that will allow you to specify certain parameters or allow you to simply browse. Check out Fastweb, Cappex, and Unigo as a start.
CRAFT A COMPELLING APPLICATION
This may seem obvious, but take time with your submission. Remember, these foundations receive many applications, so you have to stand out from the crowd. Get second opinions! Show your applications to family members and trusted friends. For professional advice, enlist the help of our Education Specialists!
Don’t go it alone! We’ve been in the education business for years and know the ins and outs of the test prep and college admissions process. From gearing up for college entrance exams to crafting a dynamic personal statement, our Education Specialists will provide you with the best guidance possible. Contact us today to learn more!