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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!
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 compiled lists reveal that the student has had many leadership positions, they can do a Google search for “scholarships for leaders 2022 2023″.
(You can also find a scholarship list for student leaders and volunteers right here.)
Adding the current and next year helps cut down on being led to sites with outdated scholarship information and reduces the frustration of clicking to nowhere when searching for scholarships.
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 by 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, as I share in this post. It pays to ask before assuming that no scholarship is offered.
College is expensive and feels so out of reach for so many families. I know because I’ve been there.
Scholarships can be found and won if you take the time to learn how to apply using SMART strategies.
This is exactly how I helped all three of my boys win so many scholarships and my husband and I were able to avoid taking out any parent loans for their higher education. You can do this and I can help. ♥
SMART scholarship tips like this (and so much more) are shared in my How to Win College Scholarships ebooks.
Take it from this parent:
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.