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Top 10 Search Tips

  1. Treat looking for scholarships as if it were your job. Put in the time and you will get paid!

  2. Do as many scholarship searches as you can. Finding them is half the battle.

  3. Being involved in school, church and community activities are the best ways to make an application stand out.

  4. Study hard and get good grades. ACT Scores count significantly so prepare well for the test to maximize your scores.

  5. Treat every scholarship application like a jewel. Make the application perfect.

  6. Do some volunteer work. This is not just for scholarships, but because it's a good thing to do.

  7. Check all of the local chapters of national organizations. Rotary, Lions, Elks, etc. Ask them if they offer any scholarships to local students, a lot do.

  8. Pick the right people to write your recommendations.

  9. Don't shy away from scholarships based on difficult essays. If everyone is afraid of them, less people apply.

  10. Above all, BE HONEST. Don't lie about finances, grades, work experience, or anything!