Find Scholarships Fast

Everyone wants to find scholarships that fit their needs. The problem is, there is so much information out there, and if you do not know how to search properly, then you will just end up finding the same information over and over again. Here are some tips to help you find scholarships fast.

  1. Make a list of your unique qualities. Are you a good writer? What television shows do you like? Do you have any special talents? Do you speak any interesting languages? What is your volunteer experience? What clubs have you been in? This list will be the foundation for the rest of your search, so make it as long as you like. If you are doing an online search and you just type in the term ‘easy scholarships’ you will get the same results over and over. Your list of qualities will help you narrow your search. You can search for ‘football manager scholarships’ and get a really narrow search that will be much easier to find scholarships than if you just typed in ‘football scholarships.’
  2. Get a giant calendar. This will help you keep track of deadlines and much more. There are scholarships that are run every month, and some that are annual. The trouble is, they all have different deadlines. If you have a huge calendar you can find scholarships, and then put their deadlines on your calendar. This will help you stay organized as you apply. If you are really detailed with your calendar, you can even lay out more time for the more detailed applications that need samples or essays, and less time for those that are just online applications.
  3. Start your search. Taking your list of traits, you can begin to search online for different scholarships. Our site has over 100 of the easiest scholarships to apply for. If you search for ‘scholarships for women’ or ‘scholarships for left-handed people’ you will have a much narrower search and are more apt to find results that you can actually apply for. If you simply type ‘scholarships’ into a search engine, then good luck. It will be really hard to find a good list of narrow topics you can apply for. You can also head over to your school’s guidance counselor or the human resources department where your parents work for even more ways to find scholarships.
  4. Enlist the help of family and friends. Tell everyone you are going to college and you want to find free money to pay for it. They can start looking around for you and you will be amazed at what others can find that you did not. It is hard to find scholarships that do not have a ton of applicants but if you have more minds involved to help you think outside the box, you will do well. Your parents may also have friends who have had children go off to college and they might have even more information about how to get money for college.
  5. Get our e-book. Now this is our time for shameless self-promotion. My mom was a huge help in the scholarship searching process back when I was in high school entering college. However, her ability to search on the Internet even today is not that great. She would do much better with a book that she could print off and thumb through, or look through to find scholarships I could apply for.  In our book, you will find not only specific scholarship information, but also other tips and tricks along with financial aid help that you will so desperately need when you are heading to college.

You can find scholarships fast if you follow our simple tips. Just figure out who you are and what scholarships may be available for you, then you can start on your search. If you stay organized from the beginning, you will have a much easier time keeping track of what you need to do and when, so you do not miss out on golden scholarship opportunities. If you enlist the help of your family and friends, you will have more brains and more resources to help you in your search. Happy hunting!

 

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