Getting an education and a college degree is necessary for the majority of careers out there. Getting an education gets expensive. There are tons of scholarships available to help soften the financial burden. There are so many different kinds of scholarships and applying for them all is tedious and time consuming. Luckily, someone has figured out a great way to mull through, organize, and apply for scholarships using one site. Scholarship Owl helps people applying for scholarships by making the application process easier. This is the easy way to apply for scholarships and increase the chances of winning the financial aid you need to continue your education.
When I was in high school and was planning my next steps towards college, I was a bit blind. I started applying to schools and quickly realized how much it was going to cost. I obviously was going to need some help to get to college and stay there. I went through scholarships, one after another, filled them out and submitted them. I was awarded some, but many I missed out on because of mistakes or incomplete applications. There were so many of them, I began to lose track. I also missed out on numerous scholarships because I didn’t even know they existed. Scholarship Owl takes all that uncertainty, tediousness, and confusion out of the scholarship application process.
The site offers a free membership with access to millions of scholarships that are available. All it takes for membership is to set up your profile by entering all your information. The site then searches through over 3.5 million scholarships and matches you to the ones that fit your profile and eligibility. The more information you provide in your profile leads to even more matches.
Scholarship Owl has all the information required for each scholarship and whatever additional information, like an essay, can be added quickly and easily. The site is connected to all the scholarship providers, so once the application is completed, you can complete it through Scholarship Owl and they submit it to the provider.
A lot like my story, many students miss out on tons of scholarships because they don’t know they are available or they don’t have the time to fill them out. Also, many submitted applications get passed up by providers because they are incomplete or insufficient. That’s because many people applying for aid are applying for dozens, sometimes, hundreds of scholarships and don’t have the time to make them remarkable, but “bare minimum” instead.
I can best compare it to an educational resume. And like a resume, it’s purpose is to make you look good on paper and improve your chances of winning any scholarship. It’s your chance to really shine and remember, don’t be too modest. Take these chances to really “toot your own horn.” With the application process being made easier, it gives you the chance to focus on making your application stand out.
Here are 3 tips to help your application catch the eye of everyone reviewing your scholarship.
- Make a List
Before starting on your applications, make a list of everything. All your accomplishments, programs, credentials, or volunteer work. If something doesn’t seem significant, write it down anyway. The purpose to these scholarship applications is to learn all about you, even the small details. For example, I volunteered at the animal shelter in my home town for a couple of summers and I didn’t think it was important. I shared it on one of my applications and just that volunteer work helped me win the aid. Don’t sell yourself short and write it all down so you have a tangible list to go to when you are filling out your application.
- Get Busy
Scholarship Owl is a great place to get started because it has tons of scholarships at your fingertips. Start applying as early as you possibly can. Since there are so many out there, that means there are a lot of other applicants too. Get busy early and beat them to the punch. Also, apply frequently. There is a lot of scholarships out there, apply for as many as you qualify for to increase your chances of being chosen.
Applying for scholarships used to be time consuming and tedious. It was easy to miss deadlines because the time spent on one application lapsed through the deadline of another. Organizing and prioritizing on Scholarship Owl makes it easier to be sure you are making deadlines. It would be a sad day to miss out on a hefty scholarship because the deadline passed and you missed it. Keep a day planner and check you Scholarship Owl profile continuously to be sure you are on time for all you applications.
Getting an education is super beneficial and though it can be expensive, scholarships are abundantly available to help ease that financial stress. Scholarship Owl finally made the application process easy and smooth, making your chances of being rewarded the aid more likely. The membership is free and the site is super user-friendly. There aren’t any reasons I can think of to not get on there and get started. Like I said earlier, start applying as early as possible. “The early bird gets the worm,” in this case the early Owl gets the Scholarship! Good luck, everyone!
Applying for scholarships and colleges is the first step in choosing a career. The next step is to Practice, Practice, Practice for job and internship interviews. It’s never too early to start applying for colleges and scholarships. So, it’s never to early to start preparing for the working world either. Best to have a leg up on the competition, right?
This post was made possible by Scholarship Owl and written by me. All statements and opinions are 100% my own.