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Our Best Advice on Finding and Applying for Scholarships

If you're looking for advice on scholarships, look no further. We have everything you need to know about applying to and winning scholarships right here!

Searching for scholarships is a crucial part of the college search, admission process, and beyond—because you should really be searching for scholarships all throughout college. The more scholarships you apply for, the more chances you have to win, and the smaller your student debt burden will be. This can all seem intimidating and like an arduous process, but with this treasure trove of advice, you’ll be finding, applying to, and winning more scholarships in no time. (You’ll be thanking yourself later since scholarships don’t have to be paid back like loans!)

What to know about scholarships

Starting your scholarship search

Finding and organizing scholarships you’re eligible for

Writing scholarship application essays

Completing and submitting scholarship applications 

How to win more scholarships

Scholarship opportunities and resources you should know about

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Lu Diehl

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