Common Scholarship Mistakes

Just Winging It: It is important that as you apply for scholarships do your research. Understand the meaning of the organization, why the scholarship was created and what qualities they are looking for in their applicants. Through conducting thorough research you will save yourself time and heartache from unnecessary noes. Letting Others Do Your Work:  Although,…

Scholarship Alert: Grad School Funding

Selected Professions Fellowship was created in 1970 to support women in graduate and professional degree programs in fields where female are underrepresented. Award: $5,000-$18,000 Funds may be used for: Educational expenses Living expenses Dependent child care Travel to professional meetings, conferences, or seminars, as long as it does not exceed 10 percent of the fellowship…

A Step by Step Guide to Completing FAFSA

Time: 15 minutes What’s FAFSA and why do I need it? Every year the federal government awards 125 Billion in grants, loans, and work-study. Through completing the FAFSA form you are able to secure a portion of that for you. Even if you are worried your parents may make too much you can still qualify…

Scholarship Alert: The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults assists those 15-39 years who have been impacted by cancer either through diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one. The fund includes multiple scholarships but requires only one application Award: $2500 award to be paid directly to your school over the course of two semesters If awarded you…

The Scholarship For You: Scholarship Types

There are four primary scholarship types: financial need, academic, background, and uniqueness. Financial Need: Family Income Parent’s Education Financial Aid Eligibility These scholarships are often provided by your school or state and awarded automatically. An example would be the South Carolina Need-Based Grant in which if you are a South Carolina Resident you are eligible for up…