Where Do I Inquire About Scholarships?

Where Do I Inquire About Scholarships?

by Sadie Osborne
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A scholarship is a financial award that is given to a student in order to help them continue their education. There are different kinds of scholarships and they will all have different criteria to be eligible and to of course, be awarded the scholarship. It is often believed that you need to either achieve excellent grades or be a superstar at sports to receive a scholarship, but that is not the case. While some students get scholarships due to their academic or sports abilities, there are still other ways to receive scholarships.

When looking for scholarships to apply for there are plenty of resources for finding ones that are a good fit for you. Talking to staff at your school is a good start, they might have information about scholarships you can apply for or other places you can find some.

You can also look online, in fact, the site you are reading this on right now (jobspeopledo.com) has lists of scholarships posted each month, with information about deadlines, how much the awards are and where to apply for them. Other websites that have information about scholarships are scholarshipscanada.com and studentawards.com. Studentawards.com will send emails to you with information about scholarships you can apply for.

If you have already been accepted and chosen the school you want to attend, another good place to find out about scholarships is at colleges and universities, often post-secondary schools have scholarships specifically for their students and students planning to attend there to apply for.

You may also be able to get information about scholarships through your bank, setting up a meeting with someone from your bank to ask about it is smart. And if you have a job you might be able to talk to your employer, there is a possibility that the company gives out scholarships. If not you can also ask other businesses in your area if they offer scholarships.

If you know what you are going to school for, look for scholarships in that field of study. It will make it easier for you to know which ones you should be applying for.

Applying for scholarships is a good idea because post-secondary education is expensive and although being awarded a scholarship will not make the expense completely disappear, it can definitely help cut it down. A lot of scholarship application deadlines end in May, while some end before or after that, it is smart to always be on the lookout, and keep track of the deadlines. Each year so many scholarships are not given out because students do not bother to apply for them, which is even more reason to apply.

As you can tell there are a lot of ways to find scholarships you may want to apply for, and there are lots of scholarships to find. So, get looking and get your post-secondary education at a price that will result in slightly less student debt in the future, because your education is important!

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