Happy (almost) New Year!
If you’re having some trouble finding scholarships with deadlines in January, you’re not alone. Historically, January is a slow month for scholarship deadlines. However, I’ve done some scouting and found three scholarships that I think just about all of my undergraduate readers can apply.
It feels like just yesterday that we were celebrating the fact that world didn’t end in 2012. And yet, pretty soon, we’ll say goodbye to a year that should never have happened (at least, according to the Mayans).
I know many of you made New Year’s resolutions to apply for scholarships. If you haven’t quite met that goal yet, you still have time! Here are some last-chance scholarships with application deadlines in December to help you start 2014 on the right foot.
I consider myself a life hacker. I take risks and make big plans to achieve a huge payoff. With scholarships, I designed a process for myself that resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in free money.
To kick off my scholarship process, I thought about what goals I wanted to achieve. As an exercise, I decided to do the same thing with a different objective: paying off student loans ASAP.
Looking for ways to bring down the yearly cost of your college education? Well, look no further!
I’ve found three things that almost every college student could potentially do to save tens of thousands of dollars.
This is a basic overview of what community college humanities majors should know before transferring. It’s always best to meet with your counselor one-on-one to discuss your particular situation and goals before committing to a transfer plan.
It’s almost turkey time! I love November because I love Thanksgiving and Black Friday. I also can’t seem to get that Friends episode out of my head. You know, the one where Monica wears a turkey on her head? (Here’s a link, just in case that reference was too much of a throwback for anyone.)
Before you carve the turkey or fight a few old ladies for a toaster oven at Walmart, make some time in your schedule to apply for these scholarships.
I receive many emails from SALT™ Blog readers and have read a lot of your stories. I chose this award as the scholarship of the month because it seems to work well for a lot of our non-traditional readers.
Are you a community college student who hasn’t declared a major yet (or you’ve declared a general major such as liberal arts or general studies)? Well, if you’re thinking of transferring as an undecided or general major, think again.
Not only will transferring with no major or a general major hurt your chances of admission into certain schools, but it can also cost you more money. Here are four reasons why transferring as an undecided major is a bad idea.
For whatever reason, applying for scholarships is a terrifying process for a lot of students.
I used to imagine that scholarship judges sat around a dark wood table in a dimly lit room (wearing suits and smoking cigars, of course) just laughing at the essays that came across their desks. Luckily, the world isn’t a scene from the movie Boiler Room, and scholarship providers tend to be pretty nice folks.
Applying for a scholarship is a pretty harmless endeavor, and you shouldn’t be afraid to jump right in! Here are three reasons why you should cast your fears aside and push yourself to apply for a scholarship (with some matching GIFs to illustrate each point).
Even though the fall semester just began, you may already be thinking about applying for transfer admission.
Anyone who has ever gone through the college admissions process knows that it can be an expensive endeavor. College application fees can range from $35 to $90, taking the SAT/ACT is going to run you a good $50/test, and random other costs (postage, CSS Profile fees, etc.) will cost you even more.
Multiplied by the six or seven schools that the average student applies to, and it adds up to a lot of dough! Luckily, this process doesn’t have to be a burden for students who qualify as low income because fee waivers can help you to avoid most of these costs.