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It is a well-known fact that studying in a college is expensive. Students have to find money for various things including tuition, housing, transportation, food, clothes, studying stuff, etc. However, there is a way to cut on the cost of education using a scholarship. If you are looking for a guideline to help you apply for a scholarship, here it is.

Different types of scholarships

There are many kinds of scholarships you may apply for. Avoid making your search of a scholarship a demanding process. You just need to decide on your interests. If you like taking care of the elderly and needy, apply for volunteering. You may also consider scholarships for animal rescue, etc. Try to search with the help of specific organizations that offer different types of scholarships.

Finding scholarships

There are various resources that help students in finding scholarships:

  1. Internet sites, for example, collegegreenlight.com and fastweb.com.
  2. The college’s office of financial aid.
  3. Community/religious foundations or organizations and local businesses.
  4. Your high schools’ office of the counselor.
  5. Employers of your parents or your own employer.
  6. Organizations that support your field of interest.

Scholarship application process

Finding scholarships is only the initial step. The long process is ahead, so get it started!

  1. Before you apply, check the scholarship’s eligibility requirements to make sure you qualify.
  2. Apply right now to have enough time to complete all stages of the scholarship application process.
  3. Prepare documentation such as FAFSA information, letters of recommendation, a list of your academic achievements, GPA, latest transcript, and your photo.
  4. Write a well-tailored application essay.
  5. Ask someone to review your application to make sure you did everything correctly.
  6. Submit your scholarship application before the due date.

Now you see that there is almost nothing difficult in applying for scholarships. Use this plan of actions and you will certainly get the desired financial aid.

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