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How to Win Scholarships and Grants – State of Colorado

Do you know that the oldest college in Colorado is the University of Denver? It was founded in 1864. Since then, dozens of postsecondary institutions have opened, making Colorado a great place to get an education. If you plan to attend a Colorado college or...

How to Win Scholarships & Grants – State of California

Here’s an interesting historical note about universities in California: two colleges claim to be the first institutions of higher learning in the state. California Wesleyan College and Santa Clara College (now Santa Clara University) were both founded in 1851, but...

How to Win Scholarships and Grants from the State of Arkansas

The State of Arkansas has a number of scholarships and grants available to help students pay for their education. These scholarship programs are designed to help students cover a variety of education-related costs, including tuition, room and board, books, and more....

10 Scholarship Picks Due Immediately: August 2022

It’s the middle of the summer, but we’re already thinking ahead to the start of the academic year. Along with the excitement of a new college semester comes the stress of paying for it. Educational costs are constantly on the rise and this leaves you with an added...

How to Win Scholarships and Grants from the State of Arizona

The State of Arizona does not offer any scholarships, but there are some grant programs. While the State provides some financial support for qualifying students, the aid from Arizona is not as plentiful as other state governments. In fact, Arizona ranks near the...

How to Win Scholarships and Grants from the State of Alaska

In the State of Alaska, there are several scholarship and grant programs you can use to lower the cost of your education. Grants and scholarships are a way for students to receive financial aid without having to pay it back. Awards offered by the State are typically...

How to Win Scholarships and Grants from the State of Alabama

The State of Alabama offers several different types of scholarships, grants, and other financial aid. The first step to receiving government financial aid for your education is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can find more...

How to Address Scholarship Application Weaknesses

When you're applying for scholarships, it's tempting to try and present yourself as perfect. After all, won’t other students have flawless applications? The truth is: there are strong applicants, but never perfect ones.  Strong and successful scholarship candidates...

How to Create a Great Scholarship Video Submission

You’ve decided to apply for a scholarship that requires a video submission. Great! You’re taking advantage of creative scholarships, which is one resource that can help you pay for college tuition. Given that creative scholarships are less typical than prizes...

How to Write a Scholarship Thank You Letter

If you're reading this, you've likely been awarded a scholarship. Congratulations! Now comes an important part of the scholarship process: writing a thank you letter. Writing a thank you letter is the best way to show your scholarship provider that you appreciate...

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