Scholarship

The High Schooler’s Guide to Applying for Scholarships

Today’s article was submitted by David White. Let’s face it: college is expensive. In addition to the tuition costs, which can be quite high, there are books, food, room and board, and the list goes on and on. Given the often staggering cost of higher education, scholarships and grants are some of the best ways to ...

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How Strict is Word Limit on Scholarship Essay?

Question: I am typing a scholarship essay that is supposed to be 500 words long. I was typing and continued to type and type and soon realized I was at 600 words. So I finished up and was about to submit it when I saw in smaller print in the instructions that it is supposed ...

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College Advice for Undocumented Student

Question: I am currently a junior in high school. I was wondering how I can get into college without a SSN or ID. I was brought to the U.S. illegally 11 years ago. I also want to know if I will be able to apply for scholarships. Yes, you can apply to college without a ...

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Honors Program Admission May Not Mean Merit Bucks, Too

Question: I was recently accepted into the “Honors Program” at the college I will attend in the fall, increasing my odds of receiving the “Presidential Scholarship.” My parents appear to make too much money for me to get need-based aid. The school denied me the merit scholarship based on my mid-year GPA. I have since ...

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Choosing National Merit Top-Choice Colleges

Question: How should I decide which school to put down for my National Merit first-choice college? Should I name a school where I am guaranteed admission or a more competitive one that may not accept me? I’ve heard that if you put down a school you’ll get into for sure you will increase your scholarship ...

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Book Review: The Scholarship Advisor

The Scholarship Advisor: Hundreds of Thousands of Scholarships Worth More Than $1 Billion (Scholarship Advisor), by Chris Vuturo Paperback – 933 pages, Princeton Review-Random House People are constantly asking me about how they can locate scholarships for college. They say things like, “I read somewhere that more than $300 billion go unclaimed every year.” Not ...

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