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Find more awards with this SMART college scholarship searching tip!
[Updated for 2021]
Scholarship applications will not print themselves out and come to you, but knowing where to look and how to find them is a HUGE part of the winning process.
Here is a SMART college scholarship searching tip to use right now:
Never assume that a business or organization does NOT offer a college scholarship.
Many will have a link on their website, but if you don’t see one, ASK.
A quick email or phone call often reveals scholarship information that others might not find because they give up too quickly, as it can be frustrating to find awards on some websites.
Be sure to read 7 Unique and Effective Ways to Find Scholarships
This happened with my own son and our church. I never saw scholarship information in our weekly bulletin, but when I asked our pastor about a possible scholarship, he had the applications ready to hand out in his office!
It never hurts to ask, and quite possibly you just may come in contact with a scholarship judge who will remember your name and give your application one more reason to be put in the possible winners’ pile.
This is just ONE of the smart tips found in my scholarship guides.
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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.