How is summer treating you? Are you gearing up for going to college in the fall? Have you been doing a part time job? Saving some money for books, a computer, parking pass, or coffee during fall semester? Do not forget to apply for scholarships! Every year, thousands of dollars go unawarded/unused because not enough people apply for monies that are ‘out there’ waiting to be awarded.
1. Check your local county scholarship opportunities. Often, your local county or city will have scholarships that are awarded for various reasons, not just grades or merit. Your local library can be a great resource in helping you find these scholarships. Also check local Rotary and/or Lions clubs, as they often fund education.
2. Know your scholarship deadlines. Check out these two different sources for scholarship information: the first one gives examples of scholarship deadlines coming up in August. The second one gives great hints about what to keep in mind when applying for scholarships; it also lists some ones to apply to.
3. Finally, check out these scholarships with fast approaching deadlines. Be sure to look at the one titled “Wholesale Halloween Costumes” – you could be the next recipient!
Be sure to read the rules of the scholarships carefully; abide by the rules (that is half of the battle, trust me); use your best essay skills (have a friend read what you write); and apply, apply, apply. Good luck!