Got the Scholarshop Blues?

.Having trouble jump-starting your scholarship search?  If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may have the scholarshop blues.

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  • Don’t know how to begin your search.
  • Approaching the end of your first semester as a high school senior and you have not registered on a scholarship search engine.
  • Keep telling your parents you will “get around too it” or “I’m working on it” when asked if you are applying for scholarships.
  • Experiencing feelings of insecurity.  “Am I’m really good enough to apply for this scholarship?
  • Feeling anxious about having to write an essay.
  • Keep telling yourself you will begin your search the second semester of your senior year or after football, volleyball and marching band seasons are over.
  • Laziness.
  • Senoritas.
  • Don’t have time.  Too busy with extracurricular activities.
  • Having difficulty writing a goals statement because you haven’t clarified your career goals.
  • Completed all your college applications and just don’t have the energy to research and complete scholarship applications.

 

Prescriptions for the Scholarship Blues

 

  • Register on a scholarship search engine such as Fastweb, Scholarships.com or Zinch.                                             blues image
  • Follow Scholarshopmom on Facebook and Twitter.  I post scholarships daily.
  • Set aside at least an hour a day to research scholarships.
  • Focus on completing one scholarship application. Scholarship organizations will ask for similar information.
  • Follow your favorite scholarship search engines on Facebook and Twitter.
  • If you don’t like to write, research no essay scholarships.
  • Keep your scholarship search engine profiles updated with accurate information.
  • Apply for scholarships you feel you have a 90% chance of obtaining.
  • Follow Scholarshopmom’s tips on how to research scholarships at scholarshopmom.org

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