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Winning College Scholarships with Scholarship Points
Is it really possible to win college scholarship money by saving up “scholarship points”?
I’m talking about ScholarshipPoints.com, the website that entices students to click their way into earning points and saving them up for scholarship drawings. I have two definite thoughts about the Scholarship Points program.
- Someone has to win and the scholarship winners are clearly and frequently posted on the site each month.
- Doing surveys and signing up for websites is very time-consuming and may lead to NO scholarship money at all.
Because of #1, students (or parents for their students) should spend a few minutes a day earning Scholarship Points, but because of #2, Scholarship Points should NEVER be the ONLY method of trying to win money for college.
I’ve read about students who save up thousands of points for a certain drawing, only to be bitterly disappointed when they didn’t win.
Winning college scholarships takes more work than entering scholarship drawings and contests!
Visit the Scholarship Points Facebook page and read posts from students (especially international students hoping to study in the U.S.) who are desperate for college scholarship money and see Scholarship Points as their means of getting it.
The bottom line here is, spend a few (A FEW!) minutes a day checking out the latest offers from Scholarship Points and earning points to put into the scholarship drawings.
Be sure to read: How to Win the College Scholarship Game
There are LOTS of drawings to choose from, ranging from $1000 seasonal or holiday-based drawings (Turkey Dinero Scholarship, Green Bean Casherole Scholarship, anyone?) to big awards ($10,000) given a few times a year.
Winning Tips: In addition to the advice above, make it a habit every Tuesday to grab some easy scholarship points with codes shared via social media.100 point codes are given on Twitter and Facebook. Also, students earn 50 points a day just by logging in (new for 2021).
By doing almost nothing, a student can earn 450 points a week to use for the scholarship drawings of their choice. Students who are winning college scholarships make this a daily habit!
In addition, the “Refer a Friend” program nets students 200 points for every friend who joins Scholarship Points with their special referral code and 25 points when someone clicks on a link shared with Twitter, Facebook, or email.
(UPDATE: The “Refer a Friend” program is no longer active as of 2019)
Scholarship Points periodically sends out emails to students with special codes for bonus points, so students need to check their inboxes daily.
To avoid emails cluttering up their inbox, students need to set up a special email address just for programs like Scholarship Points, making sure this email is checked regularly, as this is how students are contacted if they win a scholarship.
If the student does not respond to the email within 3 days, the scholarship is forfeited and another winner is chosen.
No personal information, such as a student’s social security number, should ever be shared when completing the online surveys or activities for points.
Yes, students actually are winning college scholarships from sites such as ScholarshipPoints, but “applying” is more like buying lottery tickets and the chances of winning are very slim.
2022 UPDATE: My youngest son also won a $1000 scholarship from Scholarship points!!!
Check out and sign-up for Scholarship Points here:
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.