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Quick and Easy College Scholarship Search Tip
This SMART scholarship search tip will save you a TON of time!
Trust me, I’ve been there!
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Stop “clicking to nowhere” when looking for scholarships!
To narrow down an online scholarship search, take advantage of the free search tools from Google.
How is this done?
(Use your pc and not your phone for easier navigation.)
- In your browser, type in the name of a scholarship and hit “enter”.
- Next, click on “tools”, then “anytime”, and finally, “past year”.
This brings up a list of websites with the most current information about that specific scholarship.
- Ignore the first few websites with “Ad”, “Promoted”, or “Sponsored” before the link. (These are usually scholarship contests and not true awards.)
- Look for the website that has the name of the scholarship in it or the name of the business offering the award
- Skip the results that are from scholarship databases or matching websites (like Fastweb, as shown below)
- Click on the websites that will take you directly to the scholarship guidelines and/or applications
By doing this, students and parents can avoid finding old scholarship details with outdated deadlines and changed requirements, as well as spammy or questionable websites.
As a result, relevant and current scholarship details will be found quicker, which frees up more time to fill out applications and write essays.
Remember this though: Students need to apply SMART to impress the judges and win more scholarships. It’s not IF they apply, but HOW they apply that makes the most difference. This scholarship searching tip is just one example of the strategies that can be found in my scholarship guide ebooks that walk parents and their students through the entire scholarship process by applying SMART.
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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.
There is no end to the great tips you have. You are probably the nations’s expert in scholarships!
Wow, thanks Carol! You just made my day. 🙂
What a great service you are providing with a one-stop shop for all there is to know about college scholarships. Australia has a different system and I can imagine how stressful the scholarship process is for students and parents. Great tips!
Great tips – it can be so hard to know how to effectively narrow down search results so they are not overwhelming!
Thanks so much!