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#CampusChat – College Scholarship FAQs
How do I find scholarships?
When is the best time to start applying?
How can I make my scholarship applications stand out and get noticed by the judges?
These are all frequently asked questions by parents and students as they start the college scholarship process.
Join me and other experts in the college industry for the May 4th #CampusChat Twitter chat, and get your questions answered.
Here are the details about the chat:
- What: #CampusChat Twitter Chat
- When: Wednesday, May 4 (Did you miss it? No worries. The script is below!)
- Time: 1:00-2:00pm, EST
- Topic: College Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions
- Host: Monica Matthews @AidScholarship
- Sponsor: Smart College Visit
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Q1 When should students start the scholarship application process? #CampusChat
A1 The earlier the better! There are scholarships available for all levels of students. # CampusChat
Use the Scholarship Toolkit Organizer!
A1 Start scholarship searching is very early in high school. Don’t wait until spring of senior year! #CampusChat
A1 Becoming aware of what organizations look for in scholarship winners is a great way to get ahead early. #CampusChat
Q2 What advice do you have for students to get organized for scholarships? #CampusChat
A2 Start as early as possible. Keep track of due dates using organizing apps or other methods #CampusChat
A2 Keep careful track of community service hours & people they meet volunteering
A2 Designate a special place in the home for important documents like awards won, report cards, etc… #CampusChat
Be sure to read: Finding an Advantage for College and Scholarships
Q3 Should students focus on big scholarships or little scholarships? # CampusChat
A3 Students should apply for every single scholarship that they qualify for! #CampusChat
A3 Even little scholarships add up. My son won a few big scholarships and a TON of little ones # CampusChat
A3 Many students only try to win the big ones, leaving less applying for little ones. #CampusChat
Q4 What is a need-based scholarship and how do students apply? #CampusChat
A4 Need-based scholarships look at parents income to determine if a student is qualified to apply #CampusChat
A4 Many parents & students ASSUME they make too much $$ to apply for need-based scholarships #CampusChat
A4 Read the fine print for each scholarship & never assume you don’t qualify #CampusChat
A4 I found scholarships that consider “low income” under $100,000/yr. Eye-opener! #CampusChat
Q5 How can students seek local scholarships in their community? #CampusChat
A5 Seniors ask for a local scholarship list from their guidance counselors #CampusChat
A5 Check your hs website AND those of other schools in your area, plus college websites #CampusChat
A5 Local Scholarships = Less Competition!! Apply for ALL of these!! #CampusChat
A5 Watch my video about finding more local scholarships here #CampusChat
Q6 What are some common red flags students should be aware of when applying to scholarships? #CampusChat
A6 Applying for scholarships is FREE. Never pay to apply for a college scholarship! #CampusChat
A6 Organizations offering scholarships do not need a student’s social security #, don’t share it. #CampusChat
A6 Only verified scholarship winners should be asked for a social security number. #CampusChat
Q7 What advice do you have for students to stay motivated in the scholarship search? #CampusChat
A7 Students need to know how much college costs & how much their family will be able to help w/costs #CampusChat
A7 Parents can play a big role in the scholarship process & help their students find scholarships #CampusChat
A7 Doing it together relieves fears & motivates students to keep applying for scholarships. #CampusChat
Q8 How can students enhance their scholarship application to stand out from other applicants? #CampusChat
A8 Students need to be meticulous about following ALL directions & including all required materials. #CampusChat
A8 Passing the 1st 30 second look by the judges is HUGE. No unfilled boxes, missing documents, only typed apps #CampusChat
A8 I share tons of great scholarship winning secrets in my scholarship guide at how2winscholarships.com! #CampusChat
Q9 Where do students find out which companies and organizations offer scholarships? #CampusChat
A9 Check with churches, employers, local stores, banks, credit unions, hospitals #CampusChat
A9 Sign up for sites like Fastweb.com, ScholarshipExperts.com, Scholarships.com, etc.. #CampusChat
A9 Buy or borrow scholarship listing books like this one #CampusChat
Q10 What are your three best college scholarship tips for parents & students? #CampusChat
A10 It’s never too late to apply for college scholarships! Start NOW & parents team up w/students #CampusChat
A10 Learn how to make scholarship apps stand out and shine to the judges. Market yourself! #CampusChat
A10 Save time by reusing scholarship essays & making copies of all completed apps. Use info again! #CampusChat
If you have any questions about how to participate in a Twitter chat, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone is welcome for College Scholarship Day on #CampusChat, so please join us!
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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 regard 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. She teaches them how to apply S.M.A.R.T. with outstanding results.
Monica’s scholarship tips have been featured on many prominent websites, and she has been dubbed the “Go-To” expert on college scholarships.