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Top 3 FAFSA FAQs | ED.gov Blog

Top 3 FAFSA FAQs | ED.gov Blog | After High School | Scoop.it

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in accessing the more than $150 billion available in federal student aid. Since the 2013-14 FAFSA launched, there are a few questions we’ve seen popping up more than any others. Let’s go through them.


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How to Find a College Scholarship

Watch more How to Get Scholarships & Financial Aid videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/154663-How-to-Get-an-Athletic-Scholarship Free money for tuition is ...
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How To Win College Scholarships: Advice from My College Options

Proven tips on how to win college scholarships. There are more scholarships available than students enrolling in college! Expert advice on locating scholarsh...
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This interview shows some of the best tactics and techniques for applying and winning scholarships for college. These are great tips to give applicants!

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Pen an Application to Scholarships for Poets, Writers - US News

Pen an Application to Scholarships for Poets, Writers - US News | After High School | Scoop.it
Don't be shy – submitting your poems or creative writing samples can earn you money for college. (Don't be shy – submitting your poems or creative writing samples can earn you money for college.
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How to Complete Scholarship Applications: Use the Scholarship Application Log

http://www.Edudaris.com What is a scholarship application? How do you complete a scholarship application successfully? How do you keep track of completed sch...
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This shows a great method of recording your activities and involvement in order to be ready and organized when you begin to apply for admissions and scholarships.

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40 Tips to Boost Your Writing Skills to Master Level

40 Tips to Boost Your Writing Skills to Master Level | After High School | Scoop.it

Everyone IS a writer. Only a few people actually realize that they do writing for living. In every workday, we spend hours in front of the computer writing emails, sending requests, summarizing projects, analyzing performances, proposing ideas, asking questions, so on and so forth. Whether you like writing or not, you have to admit the fact that others DO evaluate your performance based on your writing skills. Being a master of writing not only helps you do tasks faster, it indeeds catapults your career! If you hate writing, it is time for you to learn from the ground up. If you are good at it, there are still a lot of ways to improve your writing efficiency. Here are 40 tips that could boost your writing skills:

 

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  When it comes to scholarship applications, the applicants should be able to proceed college level writing in their essays. Having good grammar and well formulated essay structures always increase the chance of being selected to accept the scholarships. Most of the scholarships i will be  applying include listing of extracurricular activities. When we are to list events in an essay, the risk of having inconcise sentences and incorrect syntax become higher. It is important to 

have teachers and peers to edit the essay. Being a non-native English speaker, i always need to revise my essays around three times, then pass it down to someone else to revise it again. Some of the helpful information presented in the website, http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/40-tips-to-boost-your-writing-skills-to-master-level.html, can be use as a source for improving college level writing skill.  

 

  Reading though articles on writing tips is part of my assignment when applying for scholarships. The article, “40 Tips to Boost Your Writing Skills to a Master Level” is a great source to look at when I am writing official essay. Some topics that are discussed in the article include, how to generate ideas, how to effectively brainstorm ideas, how to research to complement ideas and so on. What I found most helpful is the links for articles about proper essay structures. I am not good at academic writing and my weakness is mostly on sentence structure. However, this website introduced the fundamental method of academic knowledge sharing as well as the tips on planning out a good essay structure and how to use transitions to build up strong arguments. This is a recommendable source for me to write effective scholarship essays.


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This has many extremely useful and helpful tips on how to improve your writing and create a stronger essay for your college and scholarship applications.

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Finding Scholarships How And Where To Look - Scholarship Application Strategies - College Scholarships - Financial Aid - Scholarships.com

Finding Scholarships How And Where To Look - Scholarship Application Strategies - College Scholarships - Financial Aid - Scholarships.com | After High School | Scoop.it

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There Are Many Ways to Look for Scholarships

Naturally, the most efficient way is to have somebody tell you which ones are not only available but available to you specifically based on your background, interests, abilities, financial situation, etc. That is what Scholarships.com does - free of charge! Another way to find out how you will be able to fund your college education is to search colleges, which can also be done at Scholarships.com's College Search. You can look up, among other things, the cost of attendance and room and board and then perhaps contact the college directly to find out what kind of scholarships/other financial aid they would offer you.

There Are Many Types of Scholarships

Some of you might still be under the mistaken impression you can't win a scholarship unless you play sports or have an I.Q. over 130 or a GPA over 3.5. The simple fact is that, yes, you probably stand a better chance with a 4.0 GPA or play quarterback for the varsity squad, but those are only a few kinds of scholarships a student will find if they do a thorough search. This is why we advocate conducting a search at Scholarships.com. We match you to any scholarships in our database you might be able to win, regardless of why. We'll let you decide whether you want to apply for the scholarship after you have read more about it.

Don't Give Up

New scholarships are created all the time and finding scholarships is as simple as knowing how to conduct your search and following up periodically. Your credentials change over the course of a year. These are a few reasons why you shouldn't give up looking for scholarships. If your GPA goes up by .3 points, come back to Scholarships.com and edit your profile to reflect this improvement and check your search results to see if this has qualified you for additional scholarships. If you have changed your mind about what you would like to major in or which college you would like to attend, come back to Scholarships.com and make these changes in your profile. You never know when one or two seemingly minor changes in your life, academic or personal, might be worth thousands in financial aid.


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This is an awesome resource for learning about how to find scholarships and realizing that scholarships are not only for 4.0 students and that anyone can get scholarships if they work for it.

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College debt trap or Investment in the future (New Documentary)

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This video shows some of the things involved in deciding whether to go to a college that forces you to take out loans. It shows the long term benefit of paying this steep upfront cost.

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Top Colleges in North Carolina and their Distinct Features

North Carolina boasts of a strong education system and most of the colleges are known to be the best in the US. Here are some of them. Colleges in North Carolina are known to be great for higher ed...

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This article shows some of distinguishing factors between colleges that could be used to determine what college you want to go to.

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What Makes a Positive College Experience? - New York Times

What Makes a Positive College Experience? - New York Times | After High School | Scoop.it
What Makes a Positive College Experience?
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After a decade of research, Daniel F. Chambliss, an organizational sociologist at Hamilton College, believes he knows what most determines how students feel about their time at college.
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This shows many of the things that are important in order to have a positive college experience and therefore things that should be searched for when selecting and applying to a college.

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Applying for Scholarships, College Tips, ACT/SAT, and High School

Just some things that I have learned that are good to know when applying for scholarships and some tips that would've been helpful for me to have known. Also...
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This video goes beyond just talking about applying for scholarships. It discusses details of SAT/ACT testing and other important areas when looking at colleges.

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How To Apply For Grants and Scholarships?

http://www.CollegeFinancialCoach.com- "How To Apply For Grants and Scholarships?" is another question parents of college-bound high school students often ask.
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This video answers many common questions regarding how to begin looking for and applying for scholarships.

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The application process

The process of applying to Cambridge starts a bit earlier than for some other universities, and there are a few extra steps, but it isn't complicated, and yo...
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This shows a great example of a procedure for how to apply to college along with all the steps and timelines necessary to get everything done on time.

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College Scholarship Scams You Can't Afford To Ignore - Huffington Post

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College Scholarship Scams You Can't Afford To Ignore
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Scholarship deadlines for the 2014-15 school year are quickly approaching, and college-bound students across the nation are scrambling to finish their applications.
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Here are some invaluable tips on how to avoid scholarship scams that I will certainly put in my project assuring that students don't fall victim to these scams.

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What to Bring to College

Watch my dorm room tour here!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjMSWHFLHNA For business inquiries please contact: Business@melroseandpark.com with "glamouris...
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This is a useful resource for how to pack and prepare for your journey to college and your transition to living in a dorm.

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How to Complete the Résumé and Scholarship Application

http://www.Edudaris.com What is résumé? How do you complete a résumé? What information is included in a résumé? What is a Résumé and Scholarship Application ...
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This is a great walk-through of how to complete a excellent scholarship application. It also shows how to create a resume, something that many scholarships require you to submit.

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Shine Up College Scholarship Applications!

Shine Up College Scholarship Applications! | After High School | Scoop.it
Discuss scholarships, financial aid, college, and anything else that is on your mind. Win scholarship money find out how from Monica L. Matthews

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This shows a lot of great information on how to find and apply for scholarships as you approach college. There are many great pieces of advice here to give to anyone applying for scholarships.

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Treat college scholarship apps like royalty!

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Here's What College Admissions Counselors WISH They Could Say

College admissions counselors are supposed to be professional and provide good advice - but they don't always say exactly what they're thinking. Find out wha...
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This gives some great insider information from admissions counselors that could be invaluable to someone in the college decision process.

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What Colleges DON'T Want You to Know About Admissions

http://www.BeYourOwnTutor.com for more dirty college secrets, plus THE SAT self-study program you need to get on their radar!
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How to Apply to University Using the 101 Online Application (OUAC)

Instructions on how to apply online using the 101 online application (for current Ontario secondary school students). If you are not a current Ontario second...
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This is a great example of how to apply to college using a specific type of application. This serves a great model to follow when writing my own procedure.

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