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There are millions of scholarships out in the world, but how do you get your hands on one? Here are three tips to help you get scholarships and pay for college.

1. Do your research

There are millions of scholarships out there, so apply to as many as you can. Research different scholarships or use resources such as Unigo to navigate the world of scholarships. Don’t be overwhelmed by the amount of applications you may have to fill out, as information and essays you write can be used for multiple applications. You will be surprised how many scholarships you are eligible for. Go out and do your research!

2. Read Directions
Scholarship applications usually have a lot of specific requirements and directions, make sure you read through them carefully. You don’t want to fill out an entire application and realize you are not eligible. Also, make sure you include all necessary parts of the application. Don’t accidentally leave out an essay or recommendation letter that you must have. Scholarship judges look for easy reasons to weed people out (such as a missing section.)

3. Start Early
Scholarship deadlines will sneak up on you so make sure you start early and have a good idea when all deadlines are. If you start early, you can ensure that you will turn everything in on time and allow time for teachers and mentors to write recommendation letters. It is never too early to start researching about scholarships! Take advantage of all the scholarship opportunities available, you could save thousands of dollars.

 

 

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