Scholarship Basics. Your Search Can Begin Here.

Scholarship opportunities are many and scattered.

1) The organizations that give the money have differing goals and different target groups..
2) Each scholarship has different requirements, and time-lines.

Here are some categories and examples to think about as you begin your search;

A) What is my future career?
Professional and trade organizations like nurses and electricians unions often offer scholarships.
B) What organizations am I or is a member of my family, involved with?
Pheasants Forever, Daughters of the American Revolution, or the national office of my church denomination or faith based organization often offer scholarships.
C) What businesses do I patronize?
I drive a certain brand of vehicle, I often eat this type of fast food, I frequent this chain store, I have a policy with this agency, each may offer scholarships.
D) What characteristics do I possess?
I have held leadership positions with certain groups, I have volunteered at the nursing home highlighting compassion, I show dependability by delivering newspapers for 7 years, I started my own business demonstrating technology.
E)What Specific College am I going to attend?
My school has certain scholarships available only to those who graduate from my program. This type of scholarship is often a gift from alumni.
F) What is my highest academic accomplishment and overall level of achievement?
I scored in the 98th% on my admissions test. My GPA is above 3.6. I was the nominated to the very prestigious panel by my HS Principal.


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