Attention Seniors! March of your Senior year is absolutely the worst time of year to start your scholarship search. My heart goes out to students who have great potential for getting scholarships but miss out on opportunities because they waited too late to begin their search. It’s amazing the number of calls I get from parents when they get their financial aid award letter and see how much loan they are being assessed, the cry goes out to the student to start looking for scholarships. As was previously discussed in my blog, the best time to begin your search is in your freshman year. If you don’t start then, certainly you should begin your search no later than your junior year. Continue reading
Scholarship applications are available for submission year-round. The hot season however is September-May. To make the process go smoothly, you need a plan. There are specific “tools of the trade” you will need. The tools are resume of awards, honors and accomplishments, letters of recommendation, transcripts, and personal statement. Continue reading
The following is a guest post from JLV College Counseling. Thanks Jessica!
Scholarships can be a great help when it comes to paying for college. However, many students become frustrated when they do not win. While we cannot know exactly what scholarship committees are looking for in their applicants, there are some things that can help you when they are making their decisions. Below are 15 ways that can increase your odds of winning a scholarship. Continue reading
This is a repost of one of my most often asked questions.
Scholarship applications are available in the fall through the end of summer. The hot season for scholarships is December-April. To make the scholarship application process as smooth as possible you need to plan in advance. There are specific “tools of the trade” you will need. The tools are Resume of Accomplishments, Letters of Recommendation, Transcripts, and Personal Statement. Continue reading
It’s March Madness. Are you still in need of scholarships? Sixty percent of scholarship deadlines fall between February and April, so you are still in luck but the cycle is quickly winding down. Also, you should continue to look for deadlines that occur over the summer. Check out the following tips to save you time: Continue reading