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12 Tips on Winning a Scholarship

12 Tips on Winning a Scholarship | CE Project | Scoop.it
What if you had all the secrets to winning a scholarship? Would you tell the world -- or keep them for yourself? Fastweb's publisher, Mark Kantrowitz, does have all the secrets, and fortunately, he's spilling everything he knows.
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This article, giving 12 tips on how to increase your chance of winning a scholarship, helped point out some obvious tips and tricks that seem obvious but that I didn't think of until reading this article. Things such as googling yourself to ensure only professional items show up help you realize these people are looking at all aspects of you and you need to be careful. It further makes a good point of applying for as many scholarships you can, and less competitive ones , because it is easier to earn those and small sums of money can quickly add up to make a significant contribution to paying for college. Furthermore, advising to find local scholarships because there will be less applicants and personalizing your essay because it helps them connect better is advice that is easily applicable, yet can drastically improve my chances of getting a scholarship. Ultimately, this article gave me some very easy to apply tips that in the end could all add up  to make a big impact and help me earn many more scholarships, the goal of my project.  

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They Give You Money For What? 10 College Scholarships You Never Knew ... - Forbes

They Give You Money For What? 10 College Scholarships You Never Knew ... - Forbes | CE Project | Scoop.it
Bet you didn’t know that there are scholarships for duck callers and harness track racers. The fact is, scholarship money is as varied and unique as the students seeking it – you just have to know where to look.
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The article, detailing how scholarships can often be for unconventional things, really impacted me in that it showed that you truly can get a scholarship for anything, for a wide variety of interest and skills. As pertaining to my project, I am searching for as many scholarships as possible. This article helps illustrate that  many of the scholarships out there don't require a 4.0 GPA or being a star athlete; they can be for something as simple as chess or your height. The most important thing I learned as that while I'm searching for scholarships, I shouldn't pigeonhole myself when looking for them. There is plenty of money out there, and it could be in narrow enough a field that I could win many awards, just off of my interest.   

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How to win a Scholarship

How to win a Scholarship | CE Project | Scoop.it
Some advice on winning a scholarship

Via Brett Hereth
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I have been rolling along in the process of applying for scholarships, but I have always felt a little on edge; like things might come apart due to my scattered paperwork and application process. I was also a little confused on where exactly to start for some of them. This website helped get me organized, so my scholarship application can roll along a lot faster now, and feels more put together and relaxed. It advised me to get a binder, so that all my various paperwork can be filed together and will not be lost, requiring me to do it again and slowing down my project.It also advised to make a chart, with dates, emails, numbers and all the other things related to submission, so that I know exactly when to turn things and can eliminate the stress of not knowing when to turn what in. Overall, it just shared some great tips for getting organized, what to do and how to prepare for scholarship applications, and, once you get there, how to stay organized and effective so that the scholarship application process for my project runs smooth and quickly.   

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Brett Hereth's curator insight, November 24, 2014 2:19 PM

Although I have applied for many scholarships, I haven't been organized. I now know that I need to organize myself better so I am not overwhelmed with the abundance of activities that I have participated in. I will create a binder with many different sections such as work, community services, band, clubs, etc. So I have all the information about myself I could possibly need for filling out college scholarships already written down in case I were to accidentally leave something out. Having this organization will allow me to keep track of my information as well as a folder for all scholarships I will be applying for in the future and have won.