Why should I apply for Scholarships?
With the costs of pursuing a post-secondary education (four-year college or university, two-year community college, technical or trade school, etc.) increasing, scholarships help to drastically reduce the amount in loans you have to take out. No one wants to break the bank!
When should I apply for Scholarships?
It is NEVER too early to start your scholarship search! There are thousands of scholarships available to students and, the sooner you start searching, the more you will find. Some scholarships will require transcripts, essays, and recommendation letters, which is why it is important to start the application process early.
It's important to note that not all scholarships are just for 4.0 GPA students. There are many different qualifications and many students are eligible. If you diligently search you can find qualifications you didn't even know existed like being left-handed!
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