The application and college selection process is extremely time-consuming, yet without the appropriate financial aid package, this could very well be time wasted. Therefore, it is important to have an idea of the best scholarship sites in order to find that critical component. So, without further adieu, let me show you the money!
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- Fastweb.com — Fastweb is one of the most well-known/recognized sites for scholarship information and applications, and rightfully so. It is easy to use, offers an array of scholarship opportunities and continues to attract wonderful scholarship-giving organizations.
- Scholarships.com — Another easy-to-navigate tool which allows students so much freedom in their scholarship search process
- Collegenet.com — This site is not as easy to navigate but once you find the “college scholarship” link on the right, the process becomes a bit easier.
- Collegeboard.com — Better known for its other identity as the ‘mothership’ for standardized testing, collegeboard allows students to fill out a survey which then allows a more narrowed/focused scholarship search process.
Aside from these reliable sites, the very best scholarship site for domestic students and residents is simply Fafsa.ed.gov where the majority of every student’s financial aid package will come from.
Granted, these sites are centralized and extremely helpful, but if there is one other bit of advice that I may offer to students working hard to earn some college money: Check with your local service organizations (i.e. Rotary International, Lions, Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus, etc …), go to any local businesses that might be well-established within your community, and check with businesses/offices where your parents or other family members may work. Often, corporations and businesses offer small scholarships for outstanding local students who are pursuing their college dreams. And don’t forget, myUsearch.com dedicates at least 10% of profits to scholarships as well.
With that in mind, keep on top of your pursuits and stay focused on the end-goal. You will make it happen!
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