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College Scholarship Tip: Don’t Pay to Apply
Use this college scholarship tip to AVOID scams!
Does this sound at all familiar?
Send us $29.95 and you will be eligible for thousands of college scholarship dollars!
Have you gotten one of these letters in the mail? They give high praise for your stellar student, even if he or she does not have very good grades. Sound fishy? Well, it is and I do not recommend that parents or students pay to join these “honor societies”.
True and valid scholarship opportunities do not require students to pay to apply. The only money that should be involved in applying for college scholarships comes when mailing the envelopes to the organization offering the awards in the form of a regular postage stamp or extra postage for oversized or heavy envelopes.
The impressive envelope is hard for parents to ignore, as so many are desperate to find help for their students in the form of free money for college.
Parents and students need to resist the temptation of the seemingly easy way out and find and apply for scholarships that are legitimate opportunities for a student to impress the judges with grades, community service, leadership, and/or essay writing skills.
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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.