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Monthly Archives: August 2014

How to Protect Your Child From Scholarship Scams


This advice can prevent you and your child from being the victims of a scholarship scam. Basic Signs of Scholarship Scams 1. It asks you to pay money in order to receive money- you should NEVER have to pay anything.

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How You Can Help Your Kids Find Scholarships


If you are wondering where parents can help their kids find scholarships, there may be more avenues open to you than you think. Every organization or association that you or your child belongs to could be a potential source of

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Can I Motivate my Child to Apply for Scholarships?​


Every parent knows that trying to force their child to see the big picture can be difficult at best and migraine-inducing at worst. When it comes to searching for colleges and the final payoff of a degree, that picture is

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The Truth about Scholarships That Don’t Require Essays


While the scholarship application is long and arduous, and wanting to avoid writing yet another in a long line of essays is understandable, hoping that high GPAs and strong SAT/ACT scores will land you a scholarship is nothing but a

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Writing an Autobiographical Essay


Along with the majority of college applications, a lot of scholarship applications now require you to write an autobiographical essay, which conveys something about who you are or how you think. While this can seem like an inconvenience, or yet

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Common Essay Questions


Scholarships are an organization’s financial investment in students. Ideally, they want someone who excels academically, behaves positively and gives back to the community. It can seem as though with so many qualified applicants, it would be very difficult to pick

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Are You Ready For Your Scholarship Interview?


Nowadays, there are a lot of scholarships that might require you to come in for a face-to-face interview. Believe it or not, these interviews can be a great way to introduce yourself beyond simply what you’ve written on the application.

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The Recommendation Letter


Most scholarships will ask you for at least one, if not more recommendation letters. You’ve spent so much time meticulously picking and choosing which information to include in your application, so be just as particular about who you ask to

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