As a senior in high school I’ve been on the hunt for college scholarships because we all know school doesn’t come cheap. I know there are a lot of scholarships out there, but it’s hard finding those that apply to me.
Most of the scholarships that I’ve found have a lot of requirements to apply and a small amount of return.
After school one day, I learned that my mom had signed me up for a scholarships website. The site was supposed to help me find scholarships that applied to me and that I was eligible for. But after filling out my credentials, I found that a substantial number of the scholarships didn’t list how to apply and the requirements. It was frustrating, to say the least.
When I started my senior year I was introduced to Kuder Navigator®, which actually showed me how to search for scholarships. I was a little apprehensive given my previous experiences, but as I started to set my search criteria, I knew that this website was different. The information they ask is relevant and tailored to you. Each scholarship that I clicked on fit my description, background requirements, desired amount, and contained direct links to the scholarship’s website. I felt hopeful that I would be able to acquire some money to pay for school. In total, I found over 250 scholarships throughout the country that meet my search criteria. Pretty sweet, right?
Here are my tips for finding the scholarships you want:
- Utilize https://navigator.kuder.com.
- Know your qualifications (grades, activities, etc.).
- Check the college you want to go to and see if they have any scholarships.
- Look both locally and nationally.
- Use the Internet and talk to your guidance counselor.
- Don’t get discouraged.
- Apply, apply, apply. Capitalize on any and all opportunities to acquire money for school.
- Keep track of deadlines.
This article first appeared in the Kuder Blog December 16, 2013
- college and career readiness
- financial aid