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Best List of College Scholarships - Paying for and Financing College -- DiscusAwards.com

Best List of College Scholarships - Paying for and Financing College -- DiscusAwards.com | Scholarship Information | Scoop.it
To help make finding money for college a little easier, the Discus Awards has compiled a list of available scholarships. Browse through, find scholarships, and apply today.
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This source provides a simple list of availabe scholarships and the eligibility requirements for each scholarship as well as the deadlines.

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Scholarship Help

Our scholarship guide can show you how to apply for & win college scholarships. Free; no registration. Start applying today!

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This article provides a vast amount of information on scholarships and the different types of them and what skills are necessary to earn scholarships.

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Caleb 's curator insight, March 21, 2013 2:57 PM

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I think that this article is interesting because it gives great information on how to apply and what to do for a scholarship. I feel that this would help many people greatly on doing scholarships.

Michelle F's curator insight, April 29, 2013 2:02 AM

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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.

Sumanpreet Kaur's curator insight, August 8, 2013 2:40 AM

I scooped this article because it helped me break down the basics of a scholarship.

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Balancing School and Your Scholarship Search

Balancing School and Your Scholarship Search | Scholarship Information | Scoop.it

by Kathryn Knight RandolphIt’s obvious to any student in the 21st century that school demands a lot. On top of the eight or so hours a day of class time, students are pushed to engage in extracurricular activities, encouraged to volunteer on the weekends and required to complete anywhere from three to five hours of homework each night. And did we mention that students are also supposed to get at least eight hours of sleep each night?

It’s easy to see why students put the scholarship search last, oftentimes waiting until the second semester of their senior year in high school to start. Well, as they say, “the early bird gets the worm.” And early birds should not wait until the last minute to apply for scholarships.

So how does a 21st century student balance it all?

Starting the Search

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Spend a half hour one weekday evening at the beginning of every month reading through all of the scholarship matches on your list. Are there any that you really want to apply for? Ideally, you would apply for all of them because the more scholarships you apply for, the better your chances.

However, if there are only a few that particular evening that you want to apply for, add it to your list of “Favorites” on Fastweb.

Depending on Organizational Skills

By now, it’s been drilled into you that success stems from organization, and in the scholarship search, it’s no different. Once you have your list of “Favorites,” visit each scholarship’s website and mark all of the deadlines in your school planner or calendar. From there, back track through the month and mark the significant dates for that particular scholarship application.

For instance, if the scholarship is due on September 30, make a note in you school planner or calendar to have a first draft of the scholarship application essay completed and reviewed by a parent or teacher on September 9. Make edits by September 16 and complete the form for the application by September 23. That way, the scholarship application isn’t rushed through at the last minute and it’s turned in ahead of the deadline.

Also, buy a bunch of file folders and write the name of each scholarship you apply to on a file folder. Keep all of the contents regarding that application (a copy of the required materials, the application form and your essay edits) in its own folder. This prevents it from getting mixed up with another.

Finally, mark each folder somehow with a check mark or a star that indicates you have applied for that scholarship.

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Keeping Your Commitment

There is no better time to renew your commitment to your scholarship search than at the start of the school year. And depending on the type of person you are, your commitment times will vary.

Maybe you’re the type of person that wants to spread the work out a little. If that’s the case, devote a half hour to an hour every single week to your scholarship search and applications. Ideally, you’ll want to pick the day of the week that you have less going on after school. Avoid the night before a big exam or an essay or project is due.

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it's very important to balance school and scholarship reasearch among the other things we must do. this relates to my research  by telling us how to balance it all.


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This article is extremely helpful in providing tips and advice on how to balance the scholarship application process with extracurriculars, clubs, and a rigorous school schedule. As someone who is very busy, I will find this very useful.

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