The truth is that you need to actively search for college scholarships unless you have been offered a scholarship to cover all of your tuition and fees. The other truth is that there are so many sources of information, website, apps, and books promising to be the one-stop shop for scholarship opportunities.
Discover what it really takes to find more scholarships that actually apply to you!
Can you imagine knowing what you are looking for but have no clue of where to find it? It’s beyond frustrating because you not only want to find it, but don’t want to spend anymore time than necessary to find it. This is exactly how the scholarship searching process is for many students and their families. But, the great news is that it doesn’t have to be this way.
You need a scholarship search road map because no two students nor academic abilities are the same. In other words, following generic scholarship advice will only take you so far. To go all the way (and save time and frustration), you need to create a method that consistently gets results.
Get the step-by-step method to learn how to find more scholarships tailored to you!
First, you need to create a personalized scholarship resume. A scholarship resume contains all of your qualities, special talents, volunteer experience, and leadership experience. This resume represents the endless possibilities of scholarship opportunities available to you.
The best way to create a scholarship resume is to get your CV (resume) and write your volunteer or leadership experience. Don’t forget to include your industry or association memberships, and local organizations.
The next step is to organize the information by categories (talents, association memberships, etc).
The final step is to take your scholarship resume and search for scholarships that pertain to the specific talent, skill, or association.