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When Should I Apply for Scholarships?

When Should I Apply for Scholarships?

College scholarship applications and deadlines come and go all year long. However, the question of when you should apply for scholarships is a little more complex than simply knowing the right month to submit an application. Should you apply for scholarship prizes as...

What Qualifies You for a Scholarship?

What Qualifies You for a Scholarship?

You’ve decided to start investigating how to apply for scholarships to pay for college. This is a great plan because college costs are soaring! But, it becomes very clear that there are many scholarship lists out there. Scholarship databases, scholarship tools, and...

What Are the Easiest Scholarships to Get?

What Are the Easiest Scholarships to Get?

All college scholarships are not created equal. Some scholarship prizes are competitive while others are less so. Setting yourself up for success on your scholarship journey starts with your research process. The scholarships you find will have an impact on the...

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How to Win Scholarships and Grants – State of Delaware

Post-secondary education has early roots in Delaware. In the early 1830s the University of Delaware was designated as the first degree-granting institution in the state. It’s now Delaware’s largest university based on enrollment. The State of Delaware has a generous...

How to Win Scholarships and Grants – State of Connecticut

Connecticut is home to one of the most prestigious schools in the world. Yale University was founded in 1701 and it is the United States’ third-oldest higher learning institution. While the oldest in the state, it’s not the biggest. That honor goes to the University...

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...

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Christopher Grafos, Ph.D.
Scholarship Coach & Mentor