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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Where Form 8453 S Scholarships

Instructions and Help about Where Form 8453 S Scholarships

Here is the corrected and divided text: How to find a college scholarship? Free money for tuition is floating around out there, you just have to know where to look. You will need some determination, a brag sheet, a school counselor, and a computer with internet access. Step 1: Scholarships are usually categorized into one of five groups: academic, athletic, need-based, interest or club-based, and culture-based. Make sure you understand the requirements of any scholarships you're interested in. Step 2: Type up a brag sheet, a page that includes your activities and achievements, which you should give to teachers and other mentors when you ask them to write your scholarship letters of recommendation. Step 3: Make an appointment with a financial or guidance counselor at your high school or college if you're already attending. They can help you get organized and pump up your application, and inform you of scholarships that may fly under the radar. Many scholarships require a personal essay, so to save time, write one essay that you can edit for each application. Step 4: Search online. There are several websites offering free personalized database searches that will match you up with both well-known and obscure scholarships. Be cautious of any scholarship sites requiring a fee for their services. Check out the Federal Trade Commission's website to learn more about scholarship scams and what to watch out for. Step 5: You might be surprised at how many local businesses, churches, and community organizations offer scholarships to graduating seniors. Check with your school to get a list of local organizations that have awarded scholarships in the past. Step 6: Don't be shy about contacting prospective colleges to find out what they offer. Once you narrow down your schools, contact their financial aid offices to inquire about scholarships available to incoming students. Step 7: Start applying. If...