Scholarship Saturday – December 21, 2019

There are thousands of scholarships out there. Below you will find many scholarships, most with general eligibility requirements. My goal is to share some lesser-known scholarships with my readers every Saturday.

Don’t wait. Apply for these great scholarships today! And, if you missed the last Scholarship Saturday, check it out. There are scholarships there that are still open! You can also find scholarships on my other scholarship lists, such as scholarships with requirements based on your statemajorgrade levelethnicity, or religion. And, lastly, check out my list of scholarships with December, January and February deadlines.

Only brief information about each scholarship is listed. Therefore, you are encouraged to visit the scholarship websites to get further details about eligibility and requirements.

Here are 48 scholarships for Saturday, December 21, 2019. Read More

13 Scholarship Scams to Avoid

There are thousands of scholarships available to help students pay for college. However, how do you know if a scholarship is legitimate? Large and well-known companies and organizations are usually safe, but what about smaller, lesser-known names? There are many smaller organizations and people who want to help students! However, there are also scammers who prey on students who need financial help. Many of us worry about identity theft and we want to make sure our information is safe. We also don’t want to waste our time on something that is not real. Before applying for a scholarship that you are not sure about, learn about these 13 common scholarship scams. If a scholarship has any of the 13 red flags below, skip it and move to a legitimate opportunity. Read More

11 Winter Break Tasks for College Bound Students

Winter break is a great time of year. In addition to being able to sleep in, many of us get the opportunity to spend time with family and friends. Winter break is also a great time to catch up on the things you have been too busy to complete while in school. If you are a college bound student who wants to have a productive winter break, check out these 11 tasks you might want to consider doing during your time off.

1. Rest

The school year can take a lot out of you. Classes, studying, extracurricular activities, part-time jobs, etc. There is a lot going on when you’re in school, and unfortunately, many students do not get enough rest. Take some time during your time off from school to relax and get the must needed rest you need.

2. Scholarships

No matter what grade you are in, there are scholarships out there for you. It’s never too early or late to start searching for and applying for scholarships. Start organizing your scholarship search by prioritizing scholarships by due dates. Save time applying for scholarships by looking through essays you have already written for past scholarships or schoolwork and see if there are any you can recycle. Just make sure to edit the essays to work for each particular scholarship.

3. Read

There are so many benefits to reading, including mental stimulation, stress reduction, gaining knowledge, and improving memory. The school year does not always allow for reading outside of required textbooks, but winter break might give you a chance for a little extra reading.

4. Volunteer

Spending your time helping others makes you feel good and can help with college applications. Find something you are passionate about and see if you can lend an extra hand during your time off from school. Many charities would be happy for any help you can provide.

5. Research colleges

No matter if you are a freshman in high school or a high school senior who has already sent in your applications, you can always learn more about the colleges you are considering. Getting as much information as you can about a college can help you to make the best decision for you when the time to choose a college comes.

6. Test Prep

The SAT and ACT are not like the tests you take in school. Learn more about these tests and do some preparation. There are many free test preparation programs online. Or, if you think you might need a little extra help, learn about test prep companies that can help you one-on-one.

7. Clean up social media

Social media has started coming into play in college admission, scholarships, and jobs. Make sure you are presenting yourself in a positive light on social media. Things such as bad language, unprofessional behavior, and constant negativity could hurt your chances. Some colleges, scholarships, and employers will look you up and some will not. To be safe, make sure there is nothing you wouldn’t be proud of online.

8. Catch-up

If you have fallen behind in school work or things on your “to do” list, work to get back on track. It’s never fun to be behind because it typically causes stress that you do not need.

9. Get ahead

Look at your class syllabi to see what is coming up in your classes. If there are a lot of things due at the same time, why not start working on an essay with a future due date? Or, you can read ahead in some of your classes. Don’t procrastinate. Instead, get ahead so you are not stressing to get everything done at the last minute.

10. Finish college applications and essays

If there are still applications that need to be submitted, make sure to complete your applications and submit them before the deadline.

11. Submit the FAFSA

Paying for college is probably the most important factor for many students. Therefore, make sure you submit your FAFSA and any other financial aid documents required by the colleges to be considered for financial aid.

Enjoy your time off from school!

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Scholarship Saturday – December 14, 2019

There are thousands of scholarships out there. Below you will find many scholarships, most with general eligibility requirements. My goal is to share some lesser-known scholarships with my readers every Saturday.

Don’t wait. Apply for these great scholarships today! And, if you missed the last Scholarship Saturday, check it out. There are scholarships there that are still open! You can also find scholarships on my other scholarship lists, such as scholarships with requirements based on your statemajorgrade levelethnicity, or religion. And, lastly, check out my list of scholarships with December, January and February deadlines.

Only brief information about each scholarship is listed. Therefore, you are encouraged to visit the scholarship websites to get further details about eligibility and requirements.

Here are 56 scholarships for Saturday, December 14, 2019. Read More

February 2020 Scholarships

Attending college can be quite expensive for students and their families. Luckily, there are many college scholarships and contests available to help pay for a college education. Students should seek out and apply for scholarships in which they meet the eligibility requirements. Below are a handful of scholarships with February 2020 due dates. Check out the full list of February Scholarships – there are currently over 200 scholarships on the list! More scholarships will be added as they become available.

Only brief information about each scholarship is listed. Therefore, students are encouraged to visit the scholarship websites to get further details about eligibility and requirements. Read More