Scholarship Mom Tip #10: Search Smart
Search smart for college scholarships!
This tip from a few years ago is still great advice and will streamline your college scholarship searches.
Searching for scholarships online can be very time consuming and frustrating, unless you know how to search smart.
What does “search smart” mean?
Cut down on the amount of sites that have you “clicking to nowhere” by using very specific search terms.
Instead of searching for “scholarships,” be specific and use the student’s possible major and the current year.
Ex: “engineering scholarships 2013.”
Pro Tip: Take advantage of Google search tools and further narrow your results by choosing the “past
Using the “past year” option eliminates most old scholarships that may be discontinued and, instead, brings up current scholarship applications and guidelines. You can try similar techniques using Bing or Yahoo for scholarship searches.
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