Finding scholarships is only one small part of the process, but finding them the right way is HUGE. Winning scholarships does not have to be reserved for the 4.0, student-body president who is also the school's star athlete. YOU can win free money for college and my guide will walk you through the steps it takes to do exactly that.
It is so easy to search for college scholarships on the internet. Type in a few words, click, and BAM, you have an extensive list of scholarships to choose from. Finished searching, right? WRONG! Learn how this is a mistake that every high school student makes and why...
Since the explosion of the internet many years ago, high school students have excelled at using online sources to find college scholarships. This may seem like an easy, wonderful way to find and apply for scholarships, but searching for scholarships this way is only a very small part of how to find and win college scholarships. Students assume that they are finding all the scholarships out there by entering "scholarships" into a search engine and clicking on the links that appear. It is a huge mistake for high school or college students to use only the internet to find scholarships!
There are so many resources in addition to the internet out there for students to tap into when beginning their quest to find and WIN scholarships. There are books that list thousands of scholarships and categorize them by the students' interests, intended college major, race, club affiliation, and so much more. Often times, these scholarship books have scholarship opportunities that are not found online! These books come out with new versions each year, with information that is often times much more up to date than online websites.
How do I know this? I went through the process of finding and applying for college scholarships with my own son. We used the scholarship listing books and he won over $100,000 in college scholarships! We found scholarships that no scholarship searching website ever sent to his email address, even though he signed up for every single one of these "helping" websites.
After my son had so much success and I began to tell people about the methods we came up with to apply for scholarships, I created http://how2winscholarships.com/ . Order your guide today and learn what you need to win college scholarships!
To win college scholarships, you need to realize that the whole process is a lot like playing a game. There are lots of players all trying to win the prize and some might want it even more than you do. Your strategy needs to involve making your scholarship applications shine so bright that the judges stop and take a second, third, or even fourth look at yours, and forget about all the rest.
Picture this. Several scholarship judges are sitting around a big table with tall stacks of scholarship applications directly in front of them. Each application is piled on top of another, with staples or paper clips holding the letters of recommendation, high school transcripts, applications forms, and all the other materials that the directions specified in the scholarship requirements. As each judge takes a scholarship packet and begins to read through them, papers get shuffled. Quite often, as pages are being passed from one judge to another, paper clips slip off of the packets and materials slip to the floor. One judge rescues one such page and looks at it closer. Where is the name? Which scholarship packet did this page fall from? He sees no name, just a typed essay. Into the trash it goes. There are many many more to read.
As one judge is in the middle of skimming an essay, he looks up and throws it into the trash, along with the rest of the scholarship application materials. When the scholarship rules say to write an essay in 650 words or less, they mean it. Essays with 665 words are easy excuses for judges to toss the application and move on to the next one.
Another is reading through an application and has to stop and wipe the ink smudges off so that he can make out the student's information. He tries for a split second, shrugs, and then throws the whole scholarship application and all the materials into the trashcan. Now are you starting to get the picture?
A judge who has been quickly skimming through his pile of application suddenly stops and is compelled to take a close look at the next application packet in the pile. It is completely different than the others. It looks different. It feels different. It STANDS OUT. The judge reads through the application and his eyes light up. It is very obvious that this student took the time and care to show the judges how badly he wants to win the scholarship. His whole application is a joy to read. It is clear, not missing anything, in the correct order, and looks and feels nothing like the rest in the piles.
This judge stops what he is doing, clears his throat loudly, and proudly tells his fellow judges that he has found the scholarship winner.
That could be you or your son or daughter! To be the winner in the scholarship game, what you need to do is learn the method of making your application grasp the attention of the judges. Find out exactly what you need to know to be a scholarship winner! Order your How To Win College Scholarships guide today!