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Finding Scholarships on the Internet
The Internet is an excellent tool to expedite your scholarship search process.
But, of the many scholarship search services, which should you use? What qualities and features should you seek and avoid? Should you use a free service or a fee-based service? And how do you avoid getting spammed or scammed while looking for awards?
The following tips can help you find the best scholarship search services for your needs.
Look for Profile Matching Capability
While many students seek scholarships, most scholarships are suited for a very limited number of students. Finding suitable scholarships for which you are eligible is key. A good scholarship search service will match your personal information (which you provide) with scholarship opportunities that you are eligible to apply for. This will make your search more efficient and give you more time to focus on applications and other activities. Look for reputable services with a solid profile matching engine. Let the service narrow down the results to ones that are truly suitable for you.
Up-to-Date Scholarship Information Is Essential
Scholarship programs and opportunities change on a regular basis. Information about last year's opportunity may be completely out of date. It is important to consider services that devote resources to finding current scholarship opportunities and keeping their databases up-to-date.
Register For a Disposable Email Address
Providing a disposable email address is a good idea when you think there is a chance you'll be receiving unwanted email from signing up on line.
Scholarship Search Sites
There are a number of scholarship search services. To get started, you may mant to check out these popular and free sites:
- Fast Web
- Scholarship Experts