Parents and Their Students Can Find More College Scholarships by Creating a List and Asking the Right Questions
How to find more college scholarships is a common question in the quest to win money for school!
College is increasingly so expensive that parents and their students are desperate to find ways to help pay for it. I helped my son win over $100,000 in college scholarships and want to help you too. How did I do it? Read my story here.
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In order to help students find more college scholarships, it is very helpful to sit down with them and begin making lists of their interests, hobbies, strengths, community service experience and possible career paths. What this does is allow them to see themselves from an outsider’s point of view and narrow down the scholarship search using their own specific traits and background.
If the complied lists reveal that the student has had many leadership positions, they can do a Google search for “scholarships for leaders 2017 2018″. (Adding the year helps cut down on being led to sites with outdated scholarship information)
The lists should not be created in one day, rather they should be added to over a period of weeks as students think about and remember what they like to do and what they have already accomplished. Finding scholarships to apply for can be very time-consuming, but using this method will save time and allow parents and their students to find as many scholarships as possible.
Another great way to find more college scholarships that a student qualifies for is looking closely at the club memberships and affiliations of the family.
Many churches offer scholarships to their members. If you are not aware of a scholarship offered by your place of worship, just ask! This happened to me with my own son. I asked our pastor if our church offered a scholarship and he reached into his desk, pulled out an application, and handed it to me. WOW! I had carefully read the church bulletin for months hoping such an award would be offered, but it was never mentioned there.
Clubs such as the Lions, Elks, and Masons also have scholarships for students. Some require membership to apply and some don’t like I share in this post. It pays to ask before assuming that no scholarship is offered.