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Scholarships.com: Free College Scholarship Search | College Recruiting | Financial Aid Information

Conduct a college scholarship & financial aid search at Scholarships.com. Free scholarship search and college search for students of all ages.

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This site allows a broad search on scholarships that are available and a variety of scholarships that you can apply for. It is a great way to find large and small scholarships because after all, a little will add up to a lot in the end.

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College Education Value Rankings - PayScale 2013 College ROI Report

College Education Value Rankings - PayScale 2013 College ROI Report | Scholarships to Apply for and College Tips | Scoop.it
Think you know what college you want to attend? Review your investment, first. Check PayScale's college education value rankings by tuition ROI.

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This article is useful in seeing which colleges will make your education worth the investment. I applied to one school in the top 200 of Return of Investment, The University of Washington (In-State) ranked at 115. It is nice to see that the investment and the sacrifice that we are making is worth it in the future to get a head and in becoming a success.

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Lauren Stiger's curator insight, January 12, 2014 3:03 PM

This article lists colleges based off of return of investment. When looking into colleges to attend it is important to consider the value of the education you are getting as compared to the cost of attending. Of the schools I applied to these made the list: Washington State-In State(235),Oregon State- Out of State(264), Central Washington-In State (352). This article gives the 2012 cost, 30 year net ROI, and the annual ROI. The ranking is done by PayScale of over 1,000 U.S. colleges and universities, including private, public and for-profit schools.  To determine the potential financial return of attending each school  the cost of tuition and the payoff in median lifetime earnings associated with each school is considered.

Campbell Barnhart's curator insight, January 13, 2014 10:50 AM

This article is esentually a list of the schools that are most worth investing your money in via tuition. This can be helpful if paying back your college debts is something of importance to you. Seeing as the schools listed are the one's people pay off debt fastest.

Emily Kapus's curator insight, December 2, 2014 12:08 PM

This cite provides national rankings for universitities: to see if the school is as good as you think it is.

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5 Tips For Dealing With Last-Minute College App Stress

5 Tips For Dealing With Last-Minute College App Stress | Scholarships to Apply for and College Tips | Scoop.it
By Lily Herman In high school, the first semester of senior year is a college pamphlet-filled, application-loaded blur.

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These tips were extremely helpful in prioritizing what I need to get done and finding out what things were really important in applying. It was hard to stay organized in everything I do but organization was the key to completion.

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Lauren Stiger's curator insight, January 6, 2014 11:06 AM

These 5 tips are great when applying to colleges. It tells you what you need to include in your applictions and what you need to prioritize when aplpying. Following these steps is a great way to aviod stress, and anyone who has applied to college knows how stressful it can be. 

Dominique I's curator insight, December 2, 2014 3:37 PM

Its good to stay ahead and on top of the college deadlines and when they are make sure that you remember when they are due it's not good to wait until the last minute to do college applications because  trust me it can be really be stressfull to do espicially when you have to check make sure you did everything right and so for, so its good to be on top of it even write it on your calendar when the deadline is due which can help you on keeping track of how many days you have towards completing the application on time and correctly.  

Sabrina M's curator insight, December 4, 2014 4:26 PM

I thought the article was very helpful because would help me organize and narrow down the colleges I wanted to go to. It also help relived some stress because the completing the college application is very stressful for me at least. It also helped me finish essential parts of the college application that is required.  It helped calm down the craziness of completing the college application.

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Home - WSOS

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This site is exceptionally useful resource for students in Washington who are interested in math and science related careers. It is also helpful when you know you have a better chance at receiving a scholarship when it is narrowed down to within your own state.

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Lauren Stiger's curator insight, January 1, 2014 3:05 PM

This is a great website for a scholarship for anyone who is planning on going into science, engineering, mathematics, or health care. However this scholarship only applies to people who are residents of the state of washington. Not only does this site have possible scholarships for people in washington it also has great resources about colleges and other things as well.

Campbell Barnhart's curator insight, January 14, 2014 7:21 PM

This is a great website for a scholarship for anyone who is planning on going into science, engineering, mathematics, or health care. However this scholarship only applies to people who are residents of the state of washington. Not only does this site have possible scholarships for people in washington it also has great resources about colleges and other things as well.

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FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Apply now! Federal Student Aid has more than $150 billion available to help you pay for school.

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The FAFSA is a way to get free money. All you have to do is apply and you will get some money for college. It is a great resources to fund college and make dreams come true. People who can't usually fund college can get a break from all the loans though the FAFSA.

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Rachel Detroit's curator insight, February 22, 2013 1:10 PM

My thoughts: This website is a very helpful source for getting money for college. FAFSA stands for FREE application for student aid, yes i said FREE. There is no cost to this application so everyone should do it! All you have to do is answer the questions and then you be gettin' paidddddd <3

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But dont be fooled people ! you can be tricked so make sure you go to FAFSA.GOV NOT FAFSA.COM!!!!!!!!!!
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Scholarships.com

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Scholarships.com - College Scholarships

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On this website there are a ton of scholarships that are available to me this year, which is a huge time saving resource. Another awesome resource is that the scholarships are narrowed down based on which state you live in and scholarships that will directly apply to me.

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Katie Gwyn's curator insight, December 19, 2013 11:19 AM

This website is a great resource to find scholarships! Overall, it is a huge list of scholarships offered this year. Through this webiste you can search for scholarships by location, doing scholarships by state. Also by filling out a profile on this website you can be matched to scholarshipd just for you!

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Community Scholarship Program

Award: $2,000 - multiple awarded up to 12

 

Demonstrate outstanding achievement academically, in their school, in their community or in their workplace.


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This scholarship is just one step towards funding the future. Every little bit helps to pay for college. Being able to view what other people I know have viewed, especially ones I am in classes with and have similar values as  All of which help me find more compatible scholarships for me. 

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So many scholarships for so many people can be found on this website. All you need is an email. It's almost like free money! $$$


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It is important to find a variety of websites like this one, where I can find websites to help fund college. I want to be able to help fund my college as much as possible and new resources and sites outside of school are a great way to help my parents.

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Taylor Anne Teachworth's curator insight, November 19, 2013 10:56 AM

This is a great website that connects students to the scholarships that are right for them.

Katie Gwyn's curator insight, November 19, 2013 11:02 AM

This website is run by the Washington Scholarship Coalition. It provides access to scholarships for Washington students by connecting with nonprofit organizations, private foundations, and state agencies. Through this resource, I plan on applying to multiple scholarships.

Lauren Stiger's curator insight, November 19, 2013 11:06 AM

This site allows you access to many different scholarships to apply for. It is a free site that you can sign up for to look for any scholarship that is out there. This would be a great site to find scholarships that you wouldnt even know existed.

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Time to Apply for Scholarships

Time to Apply for Scholarships | Scholarships to Apply for and College Tips | Scoop.it

Completing those college applications is a huge relief and definitely a time to pat yourself on the back and take a breather. - See more at: http://blogs.southcoasttoday.com/collegetalk/2013/11/16/time-to-apply-for-scholarships/#sthash.h5HFvd6W.dpuf


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Not only is senior year a time to worry about applying to college, you also have to think about applying for scholarships. This websited applying for at least 20 different scholarships, no matter the amount every little bit helps so it is good to apply for large and small amounts of money. By the end of Senior year 20 scholarship applications can be completed by using online resources as well as your high school counselor.

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CSINowedu's curator insight, November 18, 2013 2:36 PM

Finally, it’s important to know what happens if you are awarded outside scholarships and you also receive need-based or merit-based aid from your college.  If you receive an outside scholarship, you must notify the financial aid office at your college.  The college will then very likely reduce the amount of your financial aid package.  This could come from any grants you were awarded or it could come from your loans.  It depends on the college’s policy.  So depending on your financial aid package, your outside scholarships may not reduce your total Cost of Attendance at all. - See more at: http://blogs.southcoasttoday.com/collegetalk/2013/11/16/time-to-apply-for-scholarships/#sthash.h5HFvd6W.dpuf

Megan's curator insight, November 21, 2013 2:54 PM

I feel this is valuable to my project because it informs you on where to look for scholarships and the process it takes to apply for scholarships. In the article it stated that it is good to talk with your counselor about local scholarships because those won’t be as competitive and you will have a better chance of actually receiving the scholarship. Also, the scholarships with the lower dollar amount like $500 or $1000 are less competitive and if you apply for several you will have a better chance of accumulating more money than going for the big scholarship which will have a lot more competition. It also stated that scholarship websites are helpful because they match scholarships with your personal interests, family, and academics. This article taught me to not waste my time applying for scholarships that charge you a fee because they are no better than the scholarships that are free. This article helped me determine the scholarships I should apply for and spend most of my time on.  It also helped me on where to find scholarships and which ones are beneficial to me.

Katie Gwyn's curator insight, December 13, 2013 11:10 AM

This article gives you an overview of scholarship process. It focuses on outside scholarships, not those given by the college you apply to. The best references to find these, according to the article are your school counselors and online resources. It also encourages you to apply for a lot of little scholarships rather than just a few large ones. The suggested number of scholarships to apply to is 20.

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College Application Checklist

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Get a list of everything you need to do to apply to college.

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When I was applying for college everything started getting confused, but this Checklist helped me to keep thing in order. With these tips I got what I wanted to done and was able to determine how to be successful in completion and to help me make sure that I got everything I needed to done and complete to the best of my ablility on time. 

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Campbell Barnhart's curator insight, January 14, 2014 7:19 PM

This article is a checklist on the best way to get through the college application process. It breaks it down into small steps that make the whole process seem not so bad. Really helpful when you actually need to use it.

 

Emily Kapus's curator insight, December 2, 2014 11:48 AM

A checklist to keep applying for college from becoming confusing.

Dominique I's curator insight, December 2, 2014 3:16 PM

I learn that it's good to to have a checklist because when applying to college it can get a little confusing at times but with the help of a checklist it make the doing the application process more easier on yourself to know what is require and whats not required, also getting you ahead so when your applying you'll be ready and have everything you need in the right place.

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Counseling / Scholarships

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This is my high schools resource to finding scholarships that I can apply for. It is a resource that is designed to be applicable to me and the other Students at Everett, which saves time and narrows y search for Scholarships that apply to me. 

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Campbell Barnhart's curator insight, January 13, 2014 11:13 AM

This is my school's website for finding scholarships which is helpful, but not many scholarships apply to me personally, and there isn't as big of a selection as other websites. So this is helpful, but not as useful as others.

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The Common Application

The Common Application is a not-for-profit membership organization that, since its founding over 35 years ago, has been committed to providing reliable services that promote equity, access, and integrity in the college application process.

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The common application is not only a great resource for finding different colleges and there deadlines but also an amazing way to save time. Senior year is a crazy time for young people and anything that saves time is extremely helpful and helps to get more done in a shorter amount of time.

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Lauren Stiger's curator insight, January 1, 2014 7:12 PM

When applying to college the Common Appliction is the place to start. Most small schools (and some big ones) use the Common App during their application process. This may take some time to finish but the nice thing is that you only have to do it once, and it's free! So when planning to go to college start with the Common App.

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HowStuffWorks "10 Tips for Saving Money in College"

HowStuffWorks "10 Tips for Saving Money in College" | Scholarships to Apply for and College Tips | Scoop.it
College can be an expensive endeavor, even with scholarships and other kinds of financial aid. However, there are ways to save.

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This is a great resource to help me save money in college. I will be living on my own and need tips on ways I can save money. One of the best tips is buying used text books. There is always a place here or there that you can save a couple dollars and it is good to be aware of when these oppurtunities occur.

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Rachel Detroit's curator insight, May 24, 2013 1:13 PM

This website gives students tips about saving money in college. This will help me because im going to need to save money when i am in college. This site gives you tips like buying textbooks from used book stores, which is like the best idea ever!!!! THIS HELPS YOU SAVE MONEY SO HOLLLLLERRRRR FO A DOLLARRRRRRR $$$$

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Writing the Successful College Application Essay

Writing the Successful College Application Essay | Scholarships to Apply for and College Tips | Scoop.it

Tips for writting a good application essay


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Applying for colleges is a stressful time and full of answering questions and writing essays. Finding a website that can give tips and guidance on writing essays was essential. One thing that was extremely helpful was writing a good enough essay that it could be used multiple times as a true description of myself. 

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Campbell Barnhart's curator insight, January 13, 2014 10:58 AM

This article breaks down a task like writing a college essay into several small steps that help make the process easier for students to wrap their head around. Because we all know college essays can be a daunting task, but after reading this article I feel more comfortable about the process.

Taylor Anne Teachworth's curator insight, January 15, 2014 2:21 AM

This is a FANTASTIC resource. I am the kind of person that likes to see what other people have done so I have kind of a mental outline of what people are looking for. This website gives you sample essays from some Ivy League schools, as well as others. It was a HUGE help!

Lars A's curator insight, November 17, 2014 3:34 PM

Since Elementary School we've been practicing how to write essays-and now it matters more than ever! College application essays are tricky-you have to stand out from the crowd and be unique, but make sure your essay is well-formatted and sticks to what you've learned in school. The basics are still very important: you need a intro the grabs attention, a body of work that well supports your claim, and a conclusion that effectively summarizes the paper. When writing, it's paramount to consider your audience? Who is going to read your writing, and what are they looking for when they read it? Your essay has to display to the college why you think they are a good fit for you, and why you think you're a good fit for them. 

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Find scholarships to help you pay for school. - Fastweb

Find scholarships to help you pay for school. - Fastweb | Scholarships to Apply for and College Tips | Scoop.it
At Fastweb, we will take the work out of your scholarship search and match you to opportunities that you qualify for from our database of 1.5 million scholarships totaling over $3.4 billion.

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This website as and endless amount of opportunities to apply for scholarships. I want to find scholarships that I can apply for and receive and fastweb is a great place to do this. There are so many scholarships that go unnoticed and unused and I don't want to miss these opportunities. 

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Lauren Stiger's curator insight, December 29, 2013 1:49 PM

Fastweb is a great site that allows anyone to join. This is a fast way to find different scholarships that are based on your interest and other information. This is a great place to go to for looking for schoalrships that would apply to you.