Scholarship Mom Tip #50: Busting the Scores Myth

Test Scores Myth

From the editor, November 21, 2013: Today marks the publication of Scholarship Mom Monica Matthews’ 50th tip for college-bound teens and parents seeking scholarships to help cover the cost of a college education. 

Scholarship Mom — Scholarships Mythbuster!

One of the biggest myths about college scholarships is that students with high ACT and/or SAT scores will automatically win them.

While it is true that some colleges and universities award scholarships to students with high test scores, most do not, and if they do, the awards are for a fraction of the total cost the student needs to attend the school.High scoring students need to volunteer in their communities, earn high grades, and apply for each and every scholarship that they possibly can!

Author: Monica Matthews

Monica Matthews is our favorite scholarship mom! After helping her son win $100,000 in scholarships for his college education, she founded How2WinScholarships.com to share what she learned along the way and now she's sharing her tips with Smart College Visit!

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