In a very sarcastic tone, this article taught me that some people are more likely to recieve scholarships than others. Is it right? Personally, I think certain groups are "gypped", as the article puts it, when it comes to getting scholarships. As unfortunate as that is, I believe that shouldn't be a problem, and there are plenty of scholarships (like the Online Games Schoalrship!) that I can still apply for.
I originally saw this website when I was filling out my FAFSA, and completely forgot about it until now! The Federal Student Aid website reccommends filling out as many scholarships as possibly. For my project, I am only filling out three, but in the long run I will probably fill out many more. This webpage is very informative and makes sure to bring to your attention that all scholarships are different, and to watch out for scams. I am glad that the federal government is helping out in more ways than just the FAFSA, which is already a huge help.
University of Missouri-Kansas City offers Pride Scholarships to gay students LGBTQ Nation KANSAS CITY, Mo.
Michelle F's insight:
40% of the homeless population is LGBT youth. I think it is great that colleges take into consideration personal circumstances when awarding scholarships and not just academics. I know that my grades and overall GPA are not the greatest. However, given the events that have occured my Freshman year, I know I am a great canidate for many colleges and many scholarships if they take my history into consideration. There are many non-academic scholarships like what the University of Missouri-Kansas City offers that I could qualify for. There is also a possibility I could qualify for LGBT scholarships as I was a member of GSA and my dad is gay. This article has encouraged me to look and see if there are scholarships for LGBT family members that I could qualify for.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the primary application for need-based financial aid.
WHAT IS FAFSA - FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID?
After the college applications go out, it is time to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the primary application for need-based financial aid. Colleges use your FAFSA results to allocate the majority of their financial aid.
The FAFSA website provides a list of documents you should have on hand when you fill out the FAFSA. Most important, you will need yours and your parents’ income tax information from the previous two years. If you file online and your tax returns are submitted, you will have the option to transfer your IRS tax information into your FAFSA.
After filling out the FAFSA, you will be notified of your 'Expected Family Contribution' towards your college education, or the amount of money to be considered your family's responsibility to pay towards your college education.
My thoughts: The FAFSA is very important for students who need scholarships to attend college. Many colleges have scholarships that they will not even consider students for if they have not filled out the FAFSA. The FAFSA and scholarships go hand in hand. Many students who apply for scholarships will also need loans. The loans that the FAFSA offer students are much better than private loans, which have high interest rates and hard to tell apart from a scam.
Turkey simplifies scholarship application procedures, attracts students from ...
Michelle F's insight:
What Turkey is offering sounds very similar to the FAFSA. Turkey is offering an easy online scholarship application in order to attract more students from the Balkan Peninsula region. Scholarships are important not only for students, but for the college itself. With more applicants, the college can be more selective with whom they admit and therfore increase their standards. I also appreciate how these Turkish colleges will be offering courses in the Turkish language, students who wish to apply may be intimidated by not speaking the native tongue fluently, however this should tackle the issue. The entire Balkan region will benefit from Turkey's generous scholarships.
This article really helped me understand the different kinds of scholarships out there. When applying for scholarships, I became overwhelmed with the mass amount of new jargon I was exposed to. "A Pell-Grant? What's that?" I'm thankful that there are many differnt kinds of scholarships, as not everyone is athletic or gets good grades, but that doesn't make them any less worth of a scholarship. Not to toot my own horn, but I'm a pretty outstanding writer and that's what I will rely on for schoalrships.
List of scholarships for college students! (Second List of Updated Scholarships for College! http://t.co/4MkiBMqbeH)
Michelle F's insight:
My thoughts: Wow! This is a huge list of scholarships and is really beneficial towards my project. I had no idea that there were so many scholarships. This list is a bit overwhelming because it's exactly that, a giant list. I think I would prefer using a website such as Fastweb to find scholarships than this. Visually, this website is very unappealing and is a strain on my eyes. It would take me forever to find what scholarships I qualify for! I was excited when I saw "Scholarships for Short People" as I am only 5'2" and three quarters, but the title was misleading and it is a scholarship for people with dwarfism. Beggars can't be choosers, but I think I'll find my scholarships elsewhere.
"Search for scholarships with our free scholarship matching service, get student financial aid and find money to pay for college at Fastweb." This website matched me with tons of scholarships after filling out a bio about me and my achievements in highschool. THis website specifically matched me up to the following scholarships I actually applied for: Alert Scholarship, Prowler No Essay Scholarship, and the Burger King Scholarship. This website helped alot.
My thoughts: With a name like "Fastweb" I automatically assumed this website was a scam. It turns out it's not! The only downside to Fastweb is that you have to make an account. By giving Fastweb information that follows internet safety guidlines, it will match you up with scholarships that you already qualify for. Fastweb is a definite time saver.
My thoughts: Community college is a great way to save money, especially if you are given financial aid to attend these instiutions. I didn't know community colleges offered scholarships, but I learned from this website that most should even have a financial aid website. I am considering going to community college to save money, which is also why I am applying for three scholarships for my project. I'm considering attending community college to save money, and if I do I should also see what financial aid and scholarships they could offer me. Unfortunately, many people look down upon people who go to community college because anyone can get in. I don't agree with that stigma, some people just need to save money. I think the only downsides to going to a community college would be the stigma, and the fact that you are missing out on two years of the typical college experience.
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