November is National Scholarship Month

November is National Scholarship Month

September 11, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski


College is expensive, but you already
knew that. So let’s dive into what you don’t know. Finding money to help pay for
college is actually easier than you think and it comes from both obvious and
not so obvious places. According to college board.org approximately a hundred and twenty three billion dollars total is awarded to two-thirds of America’s
college students. Only six hundred-thousand college students graduate
without ever having received a scholarship or grant. The best thing you
can do for yourself and your child is to complete your FAFSA form.
According to fast web, a free scholarship search engine, about three billion
dollars and grant funds went unused last year simply because 47% of high school
graduates and their families didn’t submit a FAFSA form. But what about my
child? What about a child who doesn’t qualify for merit, needs, or athletic
based scholarships? Fear not there are actually scholarship options for
everybody. Fastweb.com and scholarships.com both offer free databases of
billions of dollars in scholarship money. There you may find out that your child
is eligible for $1000 scholarship from tall clubs international simply for
meeting the height requirements of 5’11 for females or 6’2 for males. You may be
saying “my son isn’t tall but he loves to knit” A craft company gives out multiple $3,200 scholarships a year to
knitting hobbyists that are headed to college. A scholarship for simply liking
ice cream is a real thing! But my daughter is lactose intolerant… you know
where I’m headed…. the food allergy anaphylaxis network has a scholarship
for her! Web sites like Unigo and Niche actually market essay free scholarships that are awarded every month. A majority of scholarships will have a deadline etween February and April, so now is the perfect time to visit sites like
fast web, scholarships.com, Unigo and niche and dig deep to find some free
money.