Preparing for college can be an exciting and overwhelming time. High schoolers are often very busy balancing school, work, friends, and extracurricular activities. Luckily, there are many things any student can do to feel ready for college without losing any free time. Participate in Activities Colleges like to see students who are well-rounded and unique, […]
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Paying your way through higher education can be extremely expensive. Many people end up taking out loans but are then left with a large amount of debt. A scholarship is, therefore, an option to consider as its money granted to you that you don’t have to pay back. When trying to acquire a scholarship, however, […]
Scholarships are an ideal way to help you pay for college, but you’re probably going to have to write an essay to earn your reward money. In our guide below, we will be going through our step-by-step process for writing your scholarship essay. Read the Essay Prompt Most scholarships require applications to write and submit […]
With the cost of college constantly on the rise, seeking out a scholarship is a no-brainer for the qualified candidate. But with the application pool ever growing and the competition always intensifying, how can you set yourself apart? Here are four ways to get ahead in the race for college scholarships and grants. Diversify Your […]
Are you a future MBA student who is trying to figure out how to pay for college? Get tips from this sponsored post from Southern Cross University. There are many early and mid-career professionals that contemplate studying a Master of Business Administration (MBA), but get put off by the costs. ‘How would I pay for […]
Welcome to Scholarship Chat featuring resources from Sallie Mae to help you and your teen pay less for college! Visit this resource page often for tools, tips, and resources that you can use to help your teen prepare and pay for college featuring content from Sallie Mae! (Disclaimer: Please note that College Prep Ready is […]
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Learn how to find scholarships for adult students in my free scholarship class. Register here: http://bit.ly/adultscholarships Whether you are changing careers or want to get your college degree to get a better job, you need to have a plan in place to pay for college. Your plan may include filing for the FAFSA and it should definitely […]
I created the Scholarship Analyzer series featuring top scholarship opportunities to show you exactly what you should be looking for in scholarship opportunities to ensure that you are only focusing on scholarships that fit you! If you miss the following items, you could dismiss a scholarship opportunity and leave thousands of dollars on the table. […]
Please note that College Prep Ready was compensated by Sallie Mae for the content in this post. Scholarships: Free Money for College Enter to win $1,000 in the Plan for College Sweepstakes According to How America Pays for College 2015, the national study by Sallie Mae® and Ipsos, 17% of college costs were covered by […]
Learn how you can win $5,000 from Sallie Mae from guest post writer, Temeka Easter, Director of Social Media at Sallie Mae. Please note that College Prep Ready was compensated by Sallie Mae for the content in this post. November is National Scholarship Month. To celebrate, Sallie Mae is giving away $5,000 in its $5,000 Plan […]
You see that funny video and decide to share it with your friends on Facebook or post your pictures from your party on Instagram almost without thinking about it, but that could cost you a scholarship. Do scholarship judges care about what you post on social media? The short answer is absolutely. However, you won’t […]
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One of the best ways to save time searching for scholarships is to use a variety of tools – online and offline. In fact, I highly recommend that you should add tools to your scholarship search strategy. Diversity truly is the key to finding all scholarship opportunities available to you. I have seen too many students go to one website or app and get frustrated with it for a variety of reasons, but never explore other options. So, I want to encourage you to have a toolbox of scholarship resources.
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Before I share the best tools to find scholarships, I am going to discuss the main 3 questions you should ask when looking at one of the most common types of tools – scholarship databases or scholarship search websites.
With the rising costs of higher education, your child can’t afford to wait until the final years of high school to apply for college scholarships. The competition for college scholarship dollars are at stake the longer your child delays taking an active role in finding scholarships as well as creating competitive scholarship application packages.
How do you help your child to get motivated to go out there and win scholarship dollars?
Keep reading for the top 3 reasons affecting your child’s motivation to find and apply for scholarships.
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