Q&A With Emily: Improving Scholarship Applications

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Question: How do I make myself look better on scholarship applications? read more

How do I find scholarships?

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Set aside a designated time each week to search out and apply for scholarships. Don't limit yourself to just online scholarship websites. Contact local and national businesses, corporations, and organizations directly to inquire about any they may offer. read more

Financial Aid Month 2015: Scholarships, a.k.a. Free Money!

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Scholarships are basically free money for doing what you do best: being you. read more

Develop a Strategic Plan for Winning Scholarships

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Vice President of Programs, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

It's senior year . . . and you're probably exhausted. But it's crucial that you make time to apply for scholarships. And that you do it the right way. read more

The Top Four Objections to Scholarships

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Founder, Thousand Dollar Hour

People freak out when I tell them they should apply for scholarships. Why would you hate on something so awesome--and more accessible than you realize? read more

The Top Three Scholarship Myths

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Founder, Thousand Dollar Hour

There are a lot of myths floating around out there regarding college scholarships. "They're only for high school seniors." "It's hard to get scholarships." "Just go to one website." For every scholarship myth you believe, you're costing yourself money--maybe even tens of thousands of dollars! read more

Financial Aid in a Changing World

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With the economy gaining some steam but still not up to speed, it's no wonder that many high school students and their families are worried about how they are going to pay for college. It's also no secret that the price tag for attendance at most colleges continues to rise. However, while you need to recognize the stark reality, all is not gloom and doom. read more

Creative Ways to Pay for College

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When it comes to financial aid, you've heard it all before: government loans, scholarships, grants, etc. But what happens when you tap all these resources and you still come up short? It's time to get creative. read more

Can I get scholarships or merit awards as a transfer student?

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Merit-based scholarships, including Phi Theta Kappa awards, are sometimes offered to incoming transfer students based on strong academic credentials. Check the websites of the colleges you're considering to see their policies on scholarships. read more