I've been applying to a lot of scholarships but most seem to send my uni money rather than me. I kinda need money to use for transportation, clothes, and college essentials but I'm not sure how to get it (besides getting a job of course).
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Look into smaller scholarships, and ask your guidance counselor if they know of any that give you the money directly. Try searching for scholarships that label themselves as "stipends" instead, or look into fellowships that pay way more than your typical summer job. You can also see if your university will give you a refund for excess scholarships that you receive. If you're low-income, you can see if your university has any resources for you to help you pay for college essentials. I'm totally in the same boat as you, and I wish you luck!
Clarification on the smaller scholarships: a lot of them don't really know how to give the money to the university directly, and it's just easier for them to give it to the student. Make sure to double check and reach out to them first! You can also try asking if they're willing to give the money to directly to you and explain your situation. Smaller scholarship providers tend to be easier to work with in this regard!
There are a lot of ways to earn money. You could do a work-study program. Some local scholarships accept applications constantly.
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