Blackman High School Students it is never too early to start looking at scholarship opportunities that can help you attend college.
What is a scholarship?
A scholarship is a financial award given to a student on the basis of academic achievement and promise. Many scholarships are awarded based on merit. However, some also take into account financial need. Scholarships typically do not have to be repaid.
Applying for scholarships is a numbers game, and the more scholarships you apply to, the better your chances of actually winning. The key to a great scholarship search is to start applying as soon as possible.
REMEMBER: Some scholarships require letters of recommendation, essays, transcripts or other supplemental materials. It takes time to gather these materials!
Please investigate what is required of each scholarship well in advance of the deadline. Don't procrastinate!
- Search early, apply early.
- Check eligibility requirements, apply to all for which you qualify.
- Never pay money to apply for a scholarship.
- Check your application for mistakes before you submit it.
- Have someone proofread any required essays.
- Ask for letters of recommendation early, at least a month before the due date.
- Research and know something about the organization that is offering the scholarship.
- Don’t miss deadlines. Use a calendar and checklist to get organized.
- Apply for scholarships in different categories.
- Don’t count out scholarships with lower award amounts
For a List of Scholarships please click here