My College Options has put together some practice advice on how to apply for and secure scholarships for college. There are three practical skills: establish a routine, create an essay bank, and pay close attention to the rules. [watch video]
Financial Aid priority deadlines are fast-approaching at many colleges and universities across the country. Frank Palmasani, writing for College Countdown, posted a useful article detailing the seven most common mistakes people make when filing the FAFSA form. The most common mistakes include listing income in the wrong area, double listing income, listing non-required assets, waiting until the income tax forms have been filed, and not listing all dependents. If you need help with the form, be sure to watch the video at the end of the article. [read more]
- Scholarship America
- Scholarship Experts
- Student Scholarship Search
- Comprehensive list of scholarship databases
The Vegetarian Resource Group – 2 $5000 scholarships – must be vegetarian – deadline Feb. 20.
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program – 1100 scholarships – long list of majors – deadline Feb. 28.
Lowe’s Scholarship Program – $600,000 in awards – community service – deadline Feb. 28.
Blue Wolf Technology Scholarship – multiple awards – technology – deadline March 1.
Spirit of Anne Frank Award – $10,000 – essay and letters of recommendation – community service – deadline March 1.
Visine Students with Vision – 10 $5000 awards – essay or video – leadership and vision – deadline March 1.
Religious Liberty Essay Competition – 3 awards $250-$2000 – essay – deadline March 1.
Life Lessons Scholarship – 24 awards $2000-15,000 – essay or video – loss of a parent – March 31.
Dixie Baseball Scholarship – several awards $1250 each – played Dixie Baseball – deadline April 1.
Vera Yip Memorial Scholarship – Cancer – loss of parent at young age or has fought cancer as a student – Deadline April 1.
Cappex is offering a $1,000 scholarship for students involved in extracurricular, leadership, and volunteer activities. The “A GPA Isn’t Everything Scholarship” simply requires the applicant to create a profile on Cappex’s website, and list his or her activities. It is a very quick and simple way to apply for $1,000 in scholarship money!
The deadline is February 28, 2013.
It doesn’t get much easier that this to apply for a scholarship. College Prowler’s “No Essay” Scholarship awards $2,000 to one lucky applicant, and it only requires the creation of a profile on College Prowler’s website and the completion of a basic information form.
The deadline is February 28, 2013 at 11:00 pm EST.