Need-based aid is addressed through the FAFSA. Merit aid is usually determined by grades and standardized test scores. And scholarships can focus on anything – from the parent’s employer, to community service or leadership experiences, to hobbies and talents. There are thousands of scholarships. The strategy is to find ones that cater to your student’s strengths.
In my role as a college admissions consultant, I know the financial piece of college exploration is critical. Focusing on scholarships is a large part of that. Identifying the ideal scholarships and exploring eligibility requirements early in the college admissions process leads to better chances of being a competitive applicant. As with all aspects of the admissions process, no two students are alike. In turn, the scholarship list for each student differs. And my approach to college admissions reflects that. I am definitely here to help your student pursue scholarships tailored to his/her résumé. Defining those scholarships for each student takes time and experience. And that is just one of the reasons I am committed to sharing with you each week through my newsletter. Here you’ll find the latest news from colleges, a resource you may have missed, and a glimpse at what I’m doing at SCOUT to help students find and fund their ideal college experiences. Thanks for joining me!
The federal government is always a great place to start when looking for scholarship information. The website is the same one you accessed for the FAFSA, and it provides a solid overview. You can find it HERE.
A RESOURCE YOU MAY HAVE MISSED
The Oklahoma City Community Foundation awards millions of dollars in scholarships to hundreds of Oklahoma students each year. In fact, there are more than 200 scholarship opportunities available this year. And the application process is free. The application portal is open. Deadlines vary so it’s best to get started now. You can find the website HERE.
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JUNIORS: Wondering how to best prepare for those highly coveted scholarships? Now is actually the perfect time to start making some key decisions about your college future. I would love to help you focus on the things that matter. Let’s ensure that you take advantage of the opportunities that will enable you to shine next fall. Use the button below to connect with me and let’s make a plan together!
SENIORS: Done with the Common App? Need help identifying scholarships? I am here to help with both! My goal is to help you find and fund the ideal college experience! And my approach is individualized for you – so it’s designed to keep you focused on the aspects that matter to your specific situation. Just click the button below to connect with me and let’s get started today!
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