Proper funding of an education with scholarships ensures you’ll reach academic goals.
But, many applicants don’t file properly, make mistakes, and don’t follow directions, all of which can exclude you from funding.
The Today Show, has a special section, “Education Nation”, on their website worth browsing. Expert Pat Koen, gives valuable tips on how to do scholarships right–the first time–see it at http://www.today.com
You’ll find tips such as:
- Make zero mistakes on applications
- Follow all directions carefully
- Don’t forget to sign where indicated
- Understand the criteria for each scholarship–one size does not fit all
- See the college or university website for helpful information
- Don’t forget to apply for local, smaller scholarships with smaller applicant pools
- Beware of scams–they charge for scholarship information
- If you don’t fill out applications correctly, you’ll have to reapply
These three sites are also very helpful: http://www.fastweb.com, http://www.collegeboard.com and http://www.scholarship.com. Also parents may want to see http://www.savingforcollege.com which explains the 529 advantage.