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7 months ago
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How am i able to get a full ride scholarship?

I come from a family where our income is very low, and I'm worried that they won't be able to pay for my college. I really want to get into Kean University, and I'm currently an incoming junior. My grades are not the best for my sophomore year, but I'm determined to raise them onto the honor roll by the end of my junior and senior year. I'm wondering if it's still possible for me to apply and obtain a full-ride scholarship.

Also, Im still new to this college process and i want to start keeping my options open early. So if anyone has any tips for me, please let me know. Have a great day, afternoon, or night!

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7 months ago

I would suggest to use websites like bold.org or niche.com to discover any kind of scholarship, but what would really help is to research specific scholarships that cater to you! For example, I'm Hispanic, so I look for opportunities available from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (hsf.net). Another instance would be to look up your state's name followed by "scholarships." I have found a ton just by googling that.

I say all of this because there would be less competition for scholarships if they are limited in certain ways; you'd be more likely to win!

Just remember that there's always someone willing to help. Never give up with your research, I'm sure you'll find something out there. Don't forget either, a few thousand may not be exactly what you wanted, but getting a little bit is better than getting nothing at all :)

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7 months ago

Hey there @bellam12!

Getting a full-ride scholarship from a school itself can be difficult, but if you start now, it's possible for you to amass a large amount of money from various scholarships. Below are some links to scholarships you can apply for:

new.cappex.com/register/quiz/explorescholarships1/name?utmsource=google&utmmedium=paid-social&utmcampaign=FTFGSearchNBGenericQualified&utmcontent=123017545621&utmterm=scholarship%20which&gclid=Cj0KCQjw8NilBhDOARIsAHzpbLCORc349rIiPxCzGke6M3dVPQpBtsNgvFVFXkFM1LH26LM-EVTabp0aAp9ZEALwwcB

niche.com/colleges/scholarships/?utmsource=google&utmmedium=cpc&utmid=gocmp-19542846460adg-148640280881ad-665875165813kwd-297129251459dev-cext-prd-mca-sig-Cj0KCQjw8NilBhDOARIsAHzpbLAEJfFEG6fM3vKPyZmJLxH8JqFAvU-SPWnI9p5fAJOz-iYqC1u0AaAsNdEALwwcB&kcca=PleaseAssignDimCat&gclid=Cj0KCQjw8NilBhDOARIsAHzpbLAEJfFEG6fM3vKPyZmJLxH8JqFAvU-SPWnI9p5fAJOz-iYqC1u0AaAsNdEALwwcB

scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-grade-level/high-school-scholarships/scholarships-for-high-school-juniors/

Furthermore, Kean University has merit-based scholarships available for students. You can visit their page here for more information: kean.edu/offices/financial-aid/scholarship-services.

Lastly, certain colleges (unfortunately, Kean is not one of them) have partnered with the QuestBridge organization which provides scholarships to students with families making less than $65,000 per year. You can read more here: questbridge.org/high-school-students/national-college-match/who-should-apply.

I hope this helps & I wish you the best of luck!

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🎤7 months ago

This was extremely helpful, i appreciate this so much!

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7 months ago

You're welcome! I just looked up 'scholarships for juniors and seniors' on Google, so if need any more resources you may be able to find them there.

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