Amount of money, work/essays to apply, requirements like family income or FAFSA, if they're for certain programs or colleges only, etc.
Hope that helps!
Definitely see if the scholarship you are applying to is:
1. Need based or
2. Merit based
Need based scholarships depend entirely on your family's financial ability and you will usually use the CSS profile or the FAFSA to apply.
Merit based scholarships on the other hand depend on your grades, test scores, ECs, and other academic factors. Each university has their own set of scholarships so you should definitely check on their website to see if your eligible and what requirements are needed.
I wish you the best if luck in your application!
I got some good advice to Google "scholarships for (your state)" because there will be specific scholarships for where you live. I also Googled scholarships for my major. My plan is to be a teacher and there were all kinds of scholarships for rising teachers. If you belong to a club at school, they may have scholarships attached. I belong to Educators Rising and they have scholarships. You will be surprised where a scholarship may be 'lurking' and don't be turned off if it appears small ($500). They mount up. One last thing; go on YouTube and search for 'how to get scholarships for college'. There are several students on there who went above and beyond and have great tips. Good luck.
The best thing to do when applying for scholarships is to play to your strengths! If you're a musician, look for musical-based scholarships. If you're a female going into a STEM field, look for scholarships that fit those requirements. This will increase your chances of getting chosen for the scholarship. It's also important to apply for essay-based scholarships if you consider yourself to be a talented writer!
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