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National Siblings Day – 3 Ways Sibs Can Help Each Other Win College Scholarships
Happy National Siblings Day!
Because it is National Siblings Day, naturally my scholarship-loving mind thought about how siblings can help each other win college scholarships.
Same Parents – Same Club Affiliations: The club scholarships that one student qualified to apply for should be the same for all the children in the family. This also goes for religious affiliations and church scholarship opportunities.
Learn how to find and win more club scholarships here.
Same Family – Same Income Level: Unless something has drastically changed in the years between siblings attending college, parents’ income levels should be similar and income-based scholarships that one student qualified for should qualify all siblings in the same family. Also, if one sibling qualifies for first-generation scholarships, then all kids in the family also qualify. Find out more about first-gen scholarships here.
Same Location – Same Local Scholarships: The local general (not based on college major) scholarships that one student in the family applied for should also be put on the list for the rest of the siblings to apply for when it comes time to find the money for college.
Learn how to find more local scholarships here.
Make sure to make and keep copies of all scholarships that each sibling applied for, as this will be a starting point for all students in the family. Keep adding to the list for each student and save a ton of time in the scholarship searching process.
Use the Scholarship Toolkit Organizer and have lists growing that all siblings can use.
Can you feel the sibling scholarship love? I can!
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Monica Matthews is the author of How to Win College Scholarships. She helped her own son win over $100,000 in college scholarships and now shares her expertise with other parents and their students. She truly has “been there, done that” in regards to helping parents and students navigate the scholarship process.
Her method of helping students in finding college scholarships, writing unique and compelling scholarship essays, creating amazing scholarship application packets and more, have taught desperate parents to help their own students win thousands of scholarship dollars.
Monica’s scholarship tips have been featured on many prominent websites and she has been dubbed the “Go-To” expert on college scholarships.