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When Do College Scholarships Come Out?

Scholarships are a great way to help students pay for higher education, but they can be hard to find. One major item that can help is knowing when they come out. This is useful knowledge for nearly all students, from high school juniors right up to graduate students....

10 Scholarship Picks Due Immediately: July 2022

If you're looking for a way to pay for college, we've got some good news: we have a HUGE list of college scholarships for you. To make it easier for you to find a prize, we've curated 10 scholarships due this month that are worth applying to. If you're thinking about...

How to Win College Scholarships by Major

Do you know that your college major can qualify you for certain scholarship opportunities? Majoring in what you love is a great way to ensure a fulfilling career, but it can also help you win college scholarships. Whether you're planning to major in English, finance,...

How to Find College Scholarships by Major

Winning scholarships is one of the best ways for you to pay for your education, but a lot of students miss out on money every year because they don't know where to look or how to win scholarship prizes. There are literally hundreds of thousands of scholarships out...

Crushing the Prompt: Scholarship Essays on Social Issues

When applying for college scholarships, a great number of awards require you to write an essay. On many occasions, those scholarship statements are about you. They focus on something you did or a career goal you have. In addition to these typical types of statements,...

How to Ask for a Scholarship Recommendation Letter

So, you’ve written a thoughtful personal statement for your scholarship. Your GPA is strong. Your extracurricular activities are even stronger. You’ve got this scholarship for college locked up, right? Not so fast. Have you been asked to submit a scholarship reference...

Hit the “Write” Tone in Scholarship Recommendation Letters

Writing a scholarship recommendation letter for students is a big responsibility. Scholarship selection committees typically weigh them heavily. In fact, what you say about a student can be a difference maker, especially when there are multiple strong candidates. I...

10 Scholarship Picks Due Immediately: June 2022

College scholarships aren't handed out like candy. Scholarship opportunities can be hard to find, and let’s be honest, the application process can be tedious and time consuming. Well, we do everything we can to break down these barriers for high school and college...

The Most Important Trait to Win a Scholarship: Tenacity

It’s a widespread myth that grades, and grades alone, is what wins you a college scholarship. Of course, good grades will always help an application. However, it’s not the most important trait you need to win a scholarship. Scholarship opportunities are everywhere....

Top Five Reasons to Apply for Multiple Scholarships

College scholarships offer a great opportunity to help you pay for school … and avoid student loans or financial aid that you have to pay back later! However, not all scholarships offer the same amount of money. The range can be large. Some scholarship opportunities...

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Christopher Grafos, Ph.D.
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