Your Scholarship Application Guide


Scholarship Application Guide
1Why You Should Apply
2The Scholarship Cycle
3Explore Your Strengths
4Find Scholarships
5Create Your Application
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6Wait for It.... You Won!
7Get Ready for Next Year

We've heard from students over and over again that they are interested in applying for scholarships, but don't know where to start. This is understandable - it can be confusing to know what to do and when, especially when juggling classes, a job, a home life and a social life. That is why we made this guide. It breaks down the process of applying for scholarships into small, achievable steps and tells you when you need to do each step. 

First of all - what is a scholarship? 

A scholarship is free aid given to a student to strengthen their ability to pay tuition and complete their educational goals. It is often based on academic merit, financial need, or other personal attributes.

Where do scholarships come from?

Scholarships come from donors. Donors come from different backgrounds, so they give money for different reasons. They are looking to help students just like you reach your academic goals. The stories below are examples that explain how donors typically choose their scholarship recipients.