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How to Find More Local College Scholarships
To find more local college scholarships, students need to use these SMART tips!
Local scholarships have much less competition for students and should be at the top of the list when trying to win money for school.
Here is a GREAT tip to help you find more local college scholarships, the awards that are offered in the area where YOU live:
Did you know you can look at OTHER area high school websites for local college scholarships? Many (if not all these days) list the local scholarships that their students can apply for.
What they don’t say, though, is that ANY area students can apply for SEVERAL of these scholarships, and you DON’T have to be a student at that particular high school to apply. Not every local college scholarship is for that high school’s students ONLY.
Many require students to live in a certain county, school district, or part of the state. Don’t bother applying if you do not meet every single requirement, but go ahead and fill out that application and write the essay if you DO qualify.
Local scholarships have much less competition than national scholarships, so GO FOR IT!!!
HOT TIP: Community foundations are another way to find local scholarships. Go HERE as a first step if you can’t find your local community foundation.
Find more ideas on how to locate local scholarships in this short video:
Good luck, and let me know when you win a scholarship!
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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.