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Why Students Should Use Scholarship Websites

July 15, 2015
by Genevieve Grant
Why Students Should Use Scholarship Websites

Why should you use scholarship websites? How should you use them? And what are the chances of you actually getting scholarships off of these sites? I had the opportunity to interview Scholarships.com VP Kevin Ladd and here's what I found.

Scholarships.com is a space for scholarship providers to manage their own submissions, so what you see is what you get. The scholarships offered on this site are then more up to date than some of the other sites out there. Some tips for using this site included using it frequently, constantly looking for new postings and maintaining your profile so your information is current. Also a pro tip from Kevin: "If you can use a single essay for more than one scholarship application, DO IT. Just make sure that you are still following the instructions and not cutting corners."

Timing and organization are also important. Sort your scholarship results based on the time of year with larger dollar amounts at the top of the list in the fall and by deadline date in the spring so you don't miss applying for anything. Though this is not to say that there is any one "good" time to apply for scholarships; rather, you should continuously apply for as many as you can throughout the year, regardless if you're in your junior year of high school or your senior year of college.

I also asked about the kinks. What are people put off by when using the site? The two biggest drawbacks are users having too many results and not knowing where to start, and also the profile to some, is asking for too much detail. In response to that, Kevin stated that users "will get even better results by spending a bit more time and providing a bit more information." That being said, it's okay to brag about what you do! Give them the entire list of all the activities, sports and clubs you participate in, all the details about awards you've received, internships, research you've done, even where you've worked. It'll pay off!

If it isn't easy enough, I'll make it easier. You're already at the leading site for scholarships so just click Scholarhips.com to fill out your free profile now. Don't waste another second and let someone take away the money you deserve.

Getting more college financial aid doesn’t have to be a relentless search. Scholarships.com is totally free. Connect with our massive database of millions of college scholarships at any time by searching for awards in a variety of ways. Scholarships.com offers the quickest and easiest way to search for, apply to, and win college scholarships. Start making your college education affordable or perhaps even free, by conducting a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

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12 Comment(s)

Amir  on  9/27/2017 10:43:09 AM

The first time in the UK and Ireland destinations only a few days

sylvester E  on  6/6/2016 3:19:49 PM

dont worry of what you lost coz some time future may give you what you loss now

Christina H  on  4/23/2016 6:44:43 PM

As a parent, want to thank you for being a great resource. Much appreciated.

Alma Lambeth acl  on  4/13/2016 6:37:53 PM

Given a chance to deserving student is also helping society as a whole. Knowledge is power and Power is Knowledge. What can be better than that?

fredrick lumbete kisanya  on  1/31/2016 5:57:56 AM

It good for support learning.

Teresa c  on  9/10/2015 8:53:30 PM

how do I sort and keep track of which ones we have applied to and want to apply for and get rid of the ones were not interested in?

What do I have to do to get a scholarship ?  on  9/8/2015 6:48:45 PM

Do I have to write an essay?

krushna dayma  on  7/20/2015 8:21:09 AM

i want to see my results

SACHIN  on  7/18/2015 12:37:37 AM

KUMAR

Michelle g  on  7/17/2015 7:18:51 PM

I wish i could have had this information years ago! As a single parent, ive struggled to work 2 jobs while being enroleed full time and raise a child all by myself. These tips and blogs give me the knowlage and confidence to work smart, not hard. God bless you guys here at scholarships.com!

Michelle g  on  7/17/2015 7:17:46 PM

I wish i could have had this information years ago! As a single parent, ive struggled to work 2 jobs while being enroleed full time and raise a child all by myself. These tips and blogs give me the knowlage and confidence to work smart, not hard. God bless you guys here at scholarships.com!

David C.  on  7/16/2015 5:31:40 PM

Thank you Kevin for these great tips. What you've layed out supports the approach I was thinking of going down throughout my University endeavors.

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