Scholarships 101

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To some students and parents, the word “scholarship” is just another one of those confusing college terms: student loans, FAFSA, tuition and fees, EFC, grants, and work study. Little do they realize that knowing more about the scholarship process could save them thousands of dollars when trying to cover the cost of their education.

What are scholarships?

Scholarships come in a variety of forms, but are generally considered to be “free money” ...

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Winning the Scholarship Award

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Searching for and finding scholarships is only the first half of the process. You still need to apply for each scholarship you are trying to win. Applying for scholarships can be time consuming and takes dedication and motivation. But the thousands of dollars you could receive makes the effort worthwhile. Below are some hints to help you apply for and win scholarships.

Be proactive
No one is going to track you down ...

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The Scholarship Hunt

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— by Tavia Evans

As the cost of a college education rises, students are finding ways to foot the bill. Across the country, students have won scholarships to pay their way through expensive Ivy League and state schools. What’s their secret?

They knew where to find scholarships, when to look for them and how to write for them. And while there’s no guarantee you’ll win a scholarship, there are ways to ...

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Making Sense of Scholarships

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— by Roxana Hadad

Thanks to the various kinds of scholarships available, asking for a 70-year advance on your weekly allowance isn’t your only option for paying for college. But don’t be confused by the many kinds of “free money” out there. A closer look at the types of scholarships available will help you figure out how to pay your way.

College-based Scholarships

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