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How to Apply for Scholarships

Dec 7, 2015 | Harrison College

How to Apply for Scholarships

Scholarships are often overlooked tools that can help you achieve academic and personal success. Scholarships give you the opportunity to reduce costs associated with college tuition and other educational expenses, and they are a source of financial aid that you do not have to repay, which may help you alleviate some of the financial stresses of attending college. In addition to many federal scholarships and grants available to you, we offer unique scholarships for students planning to attend Harrison College.

It is important to understand how to apply for scholarships, so we have created a guide to help you along the way. Read the tips below to learn more.

1. Research all scholarships and their eligibility requirements on the Harrison website.

When you are ready to begin your search for scholarships, visit the scholarships page, and click on each scholarship to read the details. You never know how many scholarships you might be eligible for, so it is in your best interest to read about all of them. Plus, certain scholarships have requirements that may affect your eligibility, such as the High School Student Scholarship that is only available to seniors in high school.

2. Make sure you have all necessary materials.

After you read about each scholarship, you will notice that some scholarships ask you to write an essay or submit a letter of recommendation. Be sure to have all of the necessary materials ready so that your application can be submitted successfully. Since these materials may take a few weeks to complete, you should begin your scholarship search as soon as possible. Don’t worry. This is a great learning opportunity for you!

3. Know the deadlines.

Some scholarships have clear deadlines. Make sure you write down important dates so that you can submit everything on time. The first two steps above will prove to be very important in meeting this third step.

4. Fill out the scholarship application(s).

Once you have gathered materials and researched every scholarship, including deadlines, you are ready to apply! On each scholarship page, you will find a short form to fill out (see the image below for reference). Each form is unique to a specific scholarship, so filling out one form means you are only applying to that particular scholarship.

5. Ask for help.

Although this tip is last on our list, it applies to every step of the scholarship application process. Scholarships can be confusing, so you should always ask for help when you need it. Speak with financial aid analysts, our experts in scholarships, if you have any questions or issues. They will be happy to help you!

Receiving a scholarship may greatly change how you feel about attending college. Every bit of additional money will help ease your financial responsibilities, and it will allow you to focus on your educational success.

 

Are you ready to take the next step and apply for scholarships? If so, visit our scholarships page, and remember to contact a financial aid analyst at 888.544.4422.

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