August marks the beginning of a new school year—a clean slate. It’s also the time when students receive a fresh, clean tuition bill. While most can’t depend on a few scholarships to cover the entire cost, there are a few simple tips to increase the flow of those free funds.
1. Target scholarships with simple applications. There are countless scholarships that require nothing more than an easy sign-up. While these typically have slightly smaller payouts, the benefits can quickly rack up with little time investment. The trick: These are usually very popular and attract many applicants. Use the law of averages and apply to as many as you can. Counting on just one could really limit your chances.
2. Dedicate at least 30 minutes a day to researching and applying. It’s key to make time for discovering new opportunities and to actually apply to them. The trick: Don’t not burn yourself out. Just devote a small chunk of time each day and before you know it, money will be coming your way!
3. Tap your network. Chances are your friends are in the same boat as you. Talk to them about sharing scholarship resources. In a few minutes you could easily double, triple, or quadruple your list of scholarships. Also, sharing is caring and some good karma is never a bad thing when you’re trying to win some cash. The trick: Trade with friends that have some similar interests and abilities. This way the scholarships you swap will be a little more qualified.
Need a hand at finding some easy-to-apply scholarships? We’ve provided a good start for you below.
Deadline: September 30