Posted on Monday, June 6th, 2011 at 11:28 am under Events

by
Vince, Class of 2013

By now, the majority of high school seniors have made their decision on where to go in the fall of 2011. After the deposit is sent and dorm room assigned, graduating seniors move on to the most liberating summer break they’ll ever have. It’s a transitional period from the humdrum days of high school to the exciting experiences that wait for them in late August. However, the bills will start rolling in soon and these can be a bit discouraging. Never fear though, an experienced college student is here to tell you about easy ways to rack up some scholarship money. While merit awards and other high school honors are being handed out at end of the year convocations, there are a few websites that still have some scholarship money waiting to be given out to some qualified applicants. The online applications and databases should be nothing new to the experienced scholarship hunter. To those unfamiliar with the usual paperwork, it’s a painless process that typically takes under thirty minutes to complete. That short amount of time can score you a few extra dollars for books or dorm furnishings. Here are a few sites to look up during break, check them out and try a few applications:

Over 3 billion dollars given out a year and it’s a great database to search on:
http://www.fastweb.com/login

650,000 available scholarships are cataloged on this website:
https://www.brokescholar.com/

All the how-to’s along with tips and tricks for scholarship applications:
http://www.scholarshiphelp.org/

For Air Force dependents of retired or active duty members:
http://www.afas.org/Education/ArnoldEdGrant.cfm

Banks are useful too, be sure to check with your local bank tellers for
more scholarships.

Remember that after you graduate from high school it doesn’t mean that scholarships are no longer available. You can apply for need or academic based scholarships up until your senior year of college. There’s money just waiting to be awarded from various scholarships, take a chance at finding one that suits you the best.

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