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Is it worth it to apply to specific scholarships for schools?

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My top school is too expensive for me, and I don't think I will receive any financial aid. I want to apply to a scholarship within the school, but it seems like it would be a lot of work...and I don't want to have to do secondary scholarship applications for all of my schools. In general, do the scholarships seem to be worthwhile? Or just take the merit aid I get from my regular application?

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So if you need aid always apply as at least you have a chance and not applying means no possible aid. If the application and or essay takes 5 hours and you get the scholarship for 2.5k/year that’s 2k/per hour. A minimum wage worker earns 7.25/hour at the low end and on the high end 15. So it is worth it.

Also this is the top school and the only thing holding you back is financial in nature you should apply. As this is an institutional scholarship it’s not a waste of time like most private ones are.

Hope this helps and please comment if you need clarification as I’d be happy to help clarify!