//HAVE SOMEONE ELSE PAY FOR COLLEGE: THREE TIPS FOR SCORING A SCHOLARSHIP
We probably don’t need to remind you that college is expensive. Many students rely on financial aid and student loans for higher education. Those help, but don’t forget scholarships.
Unlike loans, scholarships don’t have to be paid back. They require an application (and probably include an essay), but are otherwise free money for your future.
Here are three tips to get the scholarship you need for college:
- Play the odds
If you think that you qualify for a national scholarship, apply. However, don’t forget to search local awards. Your odds of winning are better since they’re open to a smaller group of students.
To find these lesser-known awards, ask around. Your guidance counselor or parents’ friends may be a good resource.
- Show Your Personality
Remember, the people reviewing your scholarship application have to read dozens, hundreds or even thousands of essays. Make yours stand out, and tailor it to the specific essay topic.
- Double-check the requirements
You don’t want to be disqualified because you simply forgot to include part of the application. Before you submit, review the instructions.
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