Applying for College Scholarships

By: Carline Dumerlin-Folkes
Co-Author of Miss University 
Scholarships are a great way to earn money for college. While college can be expensive (tuition, books, etc.) don't let the cost deter you from attending. Keep in mind that even if you are not an "A" student, you may still be eligible for scholarships based on need, athletic ability, various talents, or if you plan to pursue a particular field of study.

3 Easy Tips for Applying to Scholarships

Just Do It!
Apply to as many scholarships as you can because you have nothing to lose, and a lot to gain. Many scholarships offer the convenience of applying online.

Be mindful of deadlines because you don't want to miss out on an opportunity of a lifetime. Aim to submit your applications at least 2-3 weeks before the deadline.

Ask Around
If you are unsure of how to search for scholarships, ask for help. Guidance counselors usually have tons of resources that can help you. You can also check your local library and websites like, or for scholarship opportunities.

3 Scholarships You Can Apply To RIGHT NOW!! 
(Click on link for eligibility and official rules)
Deadline 10/31/12
Deadline 11/25/12
Deadline 12/7/12

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