The Best Ways to Find Scholarship Cash

It’s summer and school will be here before you know it.  Now’s the perfect time to start your scholarship search.  Use your free time and devote a few hours a week to search for scholarships. With college tuition rates rising faster than inflation, any scholarships you find will pay off!  

We know exactly how to search for scholarships can seem daunting and time consuming. To make your search easier, we’ve listed our favorite scholarship search sites and a few noteworthy scholarships from each one:

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Zinch and Chegg have partnered together to provide students with scholarships and information on internships, colleges, study advice, and it’s even a database to buy cheap textbooks online; what a great site for everything! Here are a few of their featured scholarships:

Niche is a great website to make a profile where you can look up college reviews, find new colleges, and have a convenient search tool for scholarships. Check out these notable scholarships:

ScholarshipExperts have merged with Unigo to create a place for students, providing help getting to college, discovering ways to pay for it, and help on what to do while in and out of college. Check out some of their scholarships offered:

CKSF is a foundation that gives monthly scholarships to students with interests ranging from biology and chemistry to banking. Their featured scholarships: has a variety of activities that reward students with money for school by completing campaigns around their community such as making a banner for a veteran, baking cookies for the local fire department, or hosting a trash free tailgate to promote reducing waste; all to inspire social change by young people. Check out some of the what they have to offer below:

  • $5,000 Backseat Adivser –  Give your friends some tips on how to combat texting and driving with  this $5,000 scholarship. Deadline: August 31st, 2015. 
  • $10,000 Happy Howlidays – Help spread awareness for people adopting pets from shelters and be entered to win this scholarship. Deadline: December 31st, 2015
  • $10,000 Thumb Wars – Be mindful of your friends and send them some thumb socks to remind them to not text and drive. Deadline: August 31st, 2015

Last but definitely not least, don’t forget about our $500 monthly scholarship sponsored by Upromise!

Yes, the scholarship hunt may seem a little overwhelming and tough to tackle but make sure to spread them out over the course of several weeks. Also, make sure to write down scholarship deadlines by recording them in a calendar app, writing them out in a notebook, or using a planner to keep things organized. Lastly, don’t forget to utilize your resources at school; talk to counselors to get more information on scholarships offered and do some research on your own.

Happy scholarship hunting!

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