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Posted March 8, 2018, 8 a.m. by Suzanne Shaffer | View Comments
Why College Scholarships Should be A Top Priority for High School Students

Many parents believe scholarships are a scam. Their high school students work hard, apply and never win anything. They are frustrated, discouraged and feel the promise of scholarships is a pipe-dream. You may have been there yourself, asking the same question: Are scholarships worth the effort? With all the tasks related to college admissions, why devote valuable time to scholarship searching, especially when it appears the odds are stacked against winning? Here’s why: There are thousands of unclaimed scholarships every year. Did you know that there are thousands of dollars of unclaimed scholarship money every year? Why? Because students don’t ...

Posted Jan. 28, 2016, 9 a.m. by Suzanne Shaffer | View Comments
Hurry! Check these 10 STEM Scholarships with February Deadlines

STEM majors (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) are hot college degrees and students who pursue these careers have lots of scholarship help available. These are just 10 scholarships with February deadlines specifically for students pursuing those majors: Scholarship for Woodworking Manufacturing Students Amount: Up to $5,000 This scholarship is open to students planning to enroll in a wood science or wood technology program at an accredited two-year or four-year technical school, college or university. Deadline: Feb. 3, 2016 Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars Program Amount: $2,500 The applicant must be a graduating senior of a high school from one of the sponsoring ...

Posted Dec. 11, 2015, 9 a.m. by Suzanne Shaffer | View Comments
Five Steps to a Winning Scholarship Application

Every student - and parent - dreams of winning scholarships for college. We all know, however, that these scholarships don’t just fall into our laps. In order to win scholarships you must search for them; but searching and finding scholarships is only part of the process. If you don’t craft a winning scholarship application, you won’t get that free money. Every winning application requires steps to get to the point when you submit it. That requires a strong method of organization, a little detective work, and a time commitment. Once you have found the scholarships for which you are a ...

Posted Oct. 28, 2015, 8 a.m. by Suzanne Shaffer | View Comments
How to Search for STEM Scholarships

STEM careers have become a national priority and students who aspire to careers in science, technology, engineering, and math will be happy to know that STEM scholarships abound. Often, when you apply for scholarships in a specific area of interest, the competition is much less than if you apply for national scholarships with thousands of applicants. The fact there are fewer applicants improves your odds of being offered the scholarship. STEM scholarships may be plentiful but how do you find them? Search the search engines You can search for “STEM scholarships” or even narrow it down to each specific category: ...