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How to Find a Scholarship Online By Shannon R. Turlington
You may be eligible for scholarships you didn't know existed!
It's no secret that tuition costs are skyrocketing higher and higher each year. Financial assistance is often a key factor in acquiring a higher education today. The Internet can put information on thousands of scholarships right at your fingertips, but it may take many hours of research to find that information. How to Find a Scholarship Online comes to the rescue with a time-saving, practical directory of thousands of web sites for private, federal, and state scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.
Conveniently categorized by fields of study, affiliations, special needs, and special interests, this one-of-a-kind resource makes it easy for you to pinpoint the scholarships for which you are most qualified. Plus, the book provides a helpful overview of financial aid, with clear explanations and practical advice on assessing your eligibility.
Step-by-step, How to Find a Scholarship Online guides you through the process of locating, applying for, and winning scholarships. Here you will learn how to prepare and submit a winning application package that stands out from the crowd.
How to Find a Scholarship Online reveals:
*Over 3,500 web site addresses for private, state and federal scholarships
*How to put your best skills forward and impress the judges
*Tips on avoiding scholarship scams and common pitfalls
*How to submit electronic applications
*Important information on eligibility requirements and lesser-known scholarships
*Details on deadlines, award amounts, sponsoring organizations, and much more.
When itcomes to your education, time means money. Don't waste time on fruitless research. Discover How to Find a Scholarship Online today.
Tuition costs across the country are rising at an alarming rateand financial aid is harder to get than ever. Parents and students alike are worrying about how to pay for education without skimping on quality. Now, thanks to the Internet, more and more students are applying for scholarships online with just the click of their mouse. However, finding just the right sites can take hours of Web research. And too much time spent on research can result in lost opportunities, missed deadlines, and changes in eligibility requirements.
How to Find a Scholarship Online makes the search easier by providing a directory of Web sites with scholarships available for a wide variety of fields of study, ethnic and religious backgrounds, military activities, athletic abilities, and more. Each entry details all the important facts students need, including:
- Eligibility requirements
- Tips for avoiding scams, finding the best options, and applying online
- Expert advice on submitting a winning application that stands out from the crowd
About the Author
Shannon R. Turlington is the author of a dozen Internet and college-related books including The Unofficial Guide to College Financing, The Unofficial Guide to College Admissions, The Unauthorized Guide to the Internet, Sams Teach Yourself Netscape Communicator 4.5 in 24 Hours, and the bestseller Walking the World Wide Web. She also writes tutorials on college planning and financial aid for the web site content provider, Learnlots.com.
Table of Contents
Part One: Finding and Winning Scholarships.
Using the Internet to Find Scholarships.
Turning in a Winning Scholarship Application.
Avoiding Scholarship Scams.
Part Two: Online Scholarships.
Academic and Career Interest Scholarships.
Graduate School Scholarships.
Extracurricular Activity Scholarships.
Scholarships for Members of Minority and Ethnic Groups.
Scholarships for Students with Disabilities and Medical Conditions.
Religious Affiliation Scholarships.
Military Service Scholarships.
Family Affiliation Scholarships.