December is definitely the time to get the scholarship search process in gear. Christmas break is a great time to start this process. With so many search engines out there to choose from, how do you find the best match for you? To get the most bang for your buck, I recommend signing up on 3-5 search engines. The key to getting the best matches is to complete as many questions on the profile as you can and continue to update your profile as things change. This is especially important as you progress through your college years. Continue reading
In a earlier post I gave tips on how to spot scholarship scams. In this post I want you to be aware that there are businesses out there waiting to take advantage of students who wait until the last-minute to conduct their scholarship search or lack the motivation and the desire to do their own search. The businesses are legitimate but the key thing to look for is exorbitant fees.
September, the beginning of a new school year and the beginning of the scholarship season. If you missed applying for scholarships over the summer now is the time to get it in gear. The following list of September deadlines are provided by College Greenlight. Good luck!
Are you ready for the 21st Century workforce? Technological advances and global competition have transformed the nature of work. Tomorrow’s jobs will need more knowledge, better skills, and more flexible workers than ever before. They must be prepared to change jobs and careers several times, continually updating their knowledge and skills. In order to compete for 21st century careers you will need to have the following skills: Continue reading
If you haven’t taken advantage of the opportunity to apply for a scholarship over the summer you still have time. If you receive a scholarship from an outside organization, apply it to your loan balance. All students including continuing college students should strive to find at least $5,000. I also post scholarships on my Facebook “Scholarshopmom” fan page for students in middle school to graduate school . Check it out. The following list of scholarships are provided courtesy of CollegeGreenlight. Good luck. Continue reading
Is your student ready for college? My experience has taught me that college isn’t for everyone. I’m sure we’ve known students who returned home from college after the first semester. What happened? It’s perplexing to me the number of students who want to go to college but are not really ready to succeed in college.
You are not ready for college if you: Continue reading
I’m amazed at the number of students who want to apply for a scholarship but have not prepared or positioned themselves to get a scholarship. If you don’t know what a scholarship organization is asking for, how can you prepare yourself to obtain the scholarship? Too many students are missing out on scholarship opportunities because they haven’t prepared themselves. In order to get in the best position to obtain scholarships you need to know what scholarship organizations are looking for and get an early start. Continue reading