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 Disclaimer:  The author and publisher make no representation or warranties to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this offer.  Furthermore, the author and publisher make no representation or warranties that the applicant will obtain financial assistance.  Please view the offer’s offsite homepage for full details.
Certain portions of the Edudaris® content may indicate to you your likelihood of winning a scholarship, gaining admission to a particular college or university, and/or gaining another opportunity posted by the offers. Such services are intended to be for directional purposes only and should not be relied upon exclusively in your college, scholarships, and opportunity search process of the offers on Edudaris®. No representation or warranties are given that the user will obtain financial assistance or be admitted to the college/university/school of their choice. Any advice, methods, recommendations, and tools given verbally, through the videos, and assignments on the Path to Scholarships® courses are solely the opinion of the authors and should not be interpreted as exhaustive.  
Our listing of scholarships is not exhaustive. We encourage students to also look for scholarships at their high school, colleges, community, churches, clubs, scholarship books, Internet search engines, and other scholarship websites. We never promise that a student will win a scholarship, but if they follow the five steps by completing the FREE online Five-Step e-Course they can build a strong foundation to highly increase their chances of winning scholarships. 

Won Multiple Scholarships? How to Keep ALL Your Award Money!

Using Path to Scholarships and Edudaris.com has paid off for many students and as a result numerous students have been over-awarded. Often students receive more money than is needed to cover tuition and expenses for a year of college. Then they learn they could have used it for following years, to cover other eligible expenses, or even for graduate school in the future.

Over-Awarded 

Over-awarded is a term that means that the student has won more money than is required to cover tuition and expenses (Cost of Attendance) for a year of college.

Colleges and scholarships have different over-awarded policie86dreamstime_4541159MoneyWinner 72 dpis. Students should ask their college financial aid office and each of the scholarships they were awarded about their over-awarded policy click here to investigate.

Some college and scholarship over-awarded policies may lower or keep the award they originally offered because other scholarships or resources were received. Some college policies will decrease a student’s loan(s) while others may decrease their own institutional scholarships they initially offered the student. 

Students who are awarded a Pell Grant and/or FSEOG grant will keep these grants since they are considered federal entitlements. These two grants cannot be reduced because students have been over-awarded.

Once the college makes an initial offer of financial aid, students need to report any additional outside scholarships won. Income and other resources will not be taken into account because that would impact the next year’s FAFSA. 

Keeping track of all scholarships won is key!

Students should maintain a scholarship log that has all the important information documented in one place to include:  

  • Name of the scholarship
  • Award amount
  • Contact person with email and phone number
  • Instructions for receiving the award
  • Over-awarded policy
  • Paperwork that must be submitted with due date
  • Date thank you note or letter sent

Plan for Keeping Over-Awarded Money

  1. Document all scholarships won on a scholarship log.
  2. Review the financial need and costs to attend the college for the year.
  3. Contact the college Financial Aid Office immediately, if over-awarded.
    1. What is their over-awarded policy?
    2. What will the college do with the extra money?
  4. Contact scholarships before they send money to the college, if over-awarded. 
    1. What is their over-awarded policy?
    2. Can the scholarship be deferred? Deferred means held for a period of time. If it is deferred, it is not counted as income for the current year.

To keep money students may request the following, but the policy for each college and scholarship will determine how the over-awarded money is allocated.

  1. To have funds applied to future tuition
  2. To cover childcare expenses when applicable
  3. To cover the cost of health insurance or other medical expenses when a student and/or parent pays out of pocket
  4. To have a one-time computer and printer purchase
  5. To have scholarship providers defer/hold the award for a year or longer

Scholarship Application Tips

Tip #1 

Apply to local scholarships first! Start with your local high school or college, community centers, churches, organizations, non-profits, foundations, and businesses.

Submit to all local scholarships for which you are eligible, even if you THINK there will be too much competition! Many times students win simply because they were the only one to submit an application.

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National scholarships require more preparation and requirements, so give yourself time to apply successfully! Do NOT wait until the week or day before it’s due!

If a national scholarship has a deadline between January-March then START the application NOW! The applications are available NOW for a reason, to give you the time you need to successfully apply. 

Tip #3

Mark your calendar with all the major national scholarship deadlines, to plan your time to adequately prepare your application and all needed documentation. Mark your calendar with all local scholarship deadlines, so you do not miss any opportunities! 

When submitting applications through the mail, give yourself extra time for the applications to arrive on time. Submit applications early or by the deadline; late applications will not be considered. 

Tip #4

Make sure you meet ALL the eligibility requirements BEFORE completing an application. Always type your applications and follow the directions EXACTLY to avoid your application being disqualified.

Tip #5

Include all requested documents (such as community service documentation, résumé, essay, letters of recommendation, and transcript, or any other requested paperwork) with the application and verify that the scholarship application and documents are in the correct order requested by the scholarship committee. Your application should include only the items requested, not more, and not less.

Tip #6

Always send a thank you note to the scholarship committee to thank them for their consideration of your application. A little gratitude can go a long way!

What is the Timeline for Preparing for Scholarships?

Everyone wants quick fixes and instant results. The Path of Hard Work is one of the major keys to obtaining scholarship money. The path starts in the 9th grade when a student’s grade point average (GPA) begins to count toward the student’s future success in the pursuit of a scholarship. A student should maintain a minimum of a 3 important site.0 cumulative GPA or higher from 9th through 12th grade and in college.Roblox Free Unlimited Robux and Tix

A student with a 2.5–2.9 GPA will have access to a limited number of merit-based scholarships. The majority of scholarships are highly competitive. The higher the GPA and SAT (the Scholastic Aptitude Test)/ACT (the American College Testing Program), the greater the chance for a student to win a scholarship. Students do not be discouraged! There are many different types of scholarships, which are not merit-based. These include scholarships for:  Community Service, Leadership, Talent/Abilities, Financial-Need, Ethnicity, Family Heritage, Faith-Based, and Military, and/or a combination of two or more of these listed.  This list is not exhaustive!As soon as students complete the five steps to build the winning portfolio for scholarship applications, the time to start applying is immediately. The fall is the best time to get started. Scholarships are available now for students starting at five years of age!

It’s Time to Request Recommendation Letters!

What is the Timeline to Request Winning Recommendation Letters?

 
Almost every scholarship and college requires a recommendation letter. This is at times a stumbling block for many students! Often students wait until the last minute to request these needed recommendation letters. The best time for students to request recommendation letters is around September. Very few students ask for recommendation letters at this time.
 
Around the holidays, and from January through March, it seems like every student is asking for a recommendation letter for any number of reasons. They ask for them when the teachers and/or professors are the busiest. The turnaround time could be two or three weeks, or never! Meanwhile, the application has a due date and there is not a recommendation letter available.
 
A student should make a request for a recommendation letter at least 2-3 weeks before it is needed because teachers are very busy and need time to write a quality recommendation letter. A student should make a request before the completion of a class, while the teacher or professor still has the student fresh in his mind. Too many times student request recommendation letters from instructors they have had two or three years earlier.

 

Tips to Receiving Winning Recommendation Letters

  1. The student needs to plan to whom they are going to request a recommendation letter. Make a list with the correct spelling of each person’s name.
  2. Three types of recommendation letters are needed depending on the college and/or scholarship application: teacher or professor, counselor or advisor, and community leader.
  3. No recommendation letter should be from a family member.
  4. Request as many letters as possible.
  5. Make an appointment to make the request for a recommendation letter.
  6. Information documents should be submitted with the request so the person has enough information to write the winning recommendation letter:  a cover letter, personal statement, resume, and a thank you note.

Don’t Be Another Statistic with Student Loan Debt!

 

According to Susannah Snider, an education reporter at U.S. News, Americans have borrowed and accrued over $1.2 trillion in outstanding federal student debt based on information from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.What does $1.2 trillion look like? $1,200,000,000,000.00 That is a huge amount of outstanding, un-repaid loan debt! It surpasses the national credit card debt, at $8.7 billion as seen as the National Debt Clock. The National Association of Colleges and Employers validates that the average salary of the class of 2013 was $45,327.  How can students hope to escape the loan burden with the average salary?Based on an annual U.S. News survey, currently, only 41 percent of students graduate in four years, so the interest continues to increase as does the loan amount taken. The three-year student loan default rate is approximately 15 percent for recent graduates, meaning they defaulted within the first three years of attempting to repay their loan. This default cripples a person’s credit score and the opportunities to purchase cars and homes. The government may decide to seize your tax refund or wages in an attempt to be repaid.Truly scary is that borrowers older than sixty years of age, comprised of parents who cosigned and older students, owe $43 billion in student loan debt. Say goodbye to social security benefits as they are garnished to pay off the outstanding student loan and filing bankruptcy is not an option.

As the economy continues to struggle, Alan Pyke of ThinkProgress states that half a million more Americans are in default on their student loans than just a year ago, according to the Department of Education. Do not allow yourself to become another loan debt statistic! Path to Scholarships® is the solution!

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Help! How am I Going to Pay for College?

Help! How am I Going to Pay for College? Options Are Available!

Feeling anxious? Are college, financial need, loan decisions, and stress blocking your path? Fall is underway, now is the time to make decisions and apply. National scholarships begin at the end of September.

Keep in mind that a majority of scholarship applications are due before or on March 15th!     

Students can apply for scholarships now and continue applying until they accumulate the amount they need. Students can choose to live at home and attend a local community college or university for a year. 

If a student has received admission to a college, they can request deferral enrollment for up to one year. Contact the college admission office directly.

During that time, students should apply to as many scholarships as possible, so that they may transfer to the college of their choice the following semester or year. Resources:  http://bit.ly/2eEkVVk and http://bit.ly/1FFjlYo

Students can apply for loans. Please note that student subsidized loan interest rates doubled on Monday, July 8, 2013 from 3.4 to 6.8 percent!