26 days ago
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Good Scholarship Sites

I’m currently a sophomore in high-school but I’m already trying to apply for scholarships to save for college. I understand that a good portion are going to be directed towards juniors and seniors anyways but is there a site for scholarships that I could maybe filter a bit more directly than just high-school education? Thanks :)


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26 days ago

My personal favorites are Raiseme and Fastweb. Fastweb has all kinds of scholarships for all grades, ethnicities, & where you live, as well as internships. You can set up email to have them email scholarships you're eligible for to you. As for Raiseme, it partners with colleges to give mini-scholarships based on minor things (i.e., visit once, get perfect attendance, get a B+ in Honors Geometry.) They start small and are dependent on certain colleges but can stack up quickly & are great if you have a certain college in mind.

25 days ago

First, if you are low-income, you will likely qualify for some financial aid (you will fill out the FASFA in senior year).

Check out Fastweb (minimum age allowed is 16, so check out this one later), Scholarships.com, ScholarshipOwl, Scholarships360, Collegexpress, and other scholarship websites. My two tips: 1) Choose scholarships that require some work on your part. The one-click wonder no-essay scholarships are entered by everyone. You have a better chance of winning if you enter ones requiring essays, projects, pictures, even GPAs or transcripts. 2) Choose scholarships that fit your interest, talent, etc. There are specific scholarships for students interested in that field or a hobby. Some of the websites I just recommended (like Fastweb) take all your preferences, interests, and goals and then suggests related scholarships. Other times you have to search for them yourself. But it is worth it. Entering scholarships that are related to your interests/hobbies/majors/talents gives you an advantage. AND it becomes fun, not a burden! Just share your passion and it will go places.

Many colleges offer merit scholarships. Based on your GPA, EC's, and transcript, they may offer you a larger merit scholarship. This is where applying to colleges that may be target or safety schools is a great idea. If your stats are above the school's average, they will offer you more money to attend their school (it raises their stats and looks great for the college). Also, don't give up on scholarships. Even after you graduate high school. All of the websites I suggested have scholarships for college students, and colleges have small scholarships you can enter during your time there. Just keep at it and you will see results!

Hope this helps and lmk if you have any questions!

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