Navigating the College Scholarship Maze


 

  • Individuals with higher education have a lower unemployment rate and higher earnings.

 

  • College costs (tuition and fees) increased an average of: 7.9% at a four–year public institutions and 6% at a four-year private institutions during the 2009-2010 academic year

 

  • According to the U.S. Department of Education, there are literally thousands of scholarships available from a wide variety of sources.

 

Navigating the college maze can seem like a daunting task.  Whether you are beginning your college search or in the middle join us on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 6:30 p.m .for an informative presentation on finding scholarships for college.

Dan Bisig, member of the Kentucky Association for College Counseling National College Advocacy Group (NOAG) and founder of College and Beyond will be at the Amelia Library to talk about getting college scholarships.  He will discuss when to start the process, how to apply, where to look for them and much more.

 

Reserve your seat today by calling the Amelia Library at 513 752-5580.

 

Our presenter, Dan Bisig will discuss these questions and much more at Amelia’s January 17 th Program

 

1. When should I start looking for scholarships?

 

There are scholarships available for students in all grade levels but the vast majority of scholarships are available during the Senior year. Even after a student gets into college they can continue to search and apply for scholarships.
2. Where do I find them?

 

Information about scholarships can be found at colleges, in the Library and by doing research on the Internet.
3. Is the internet the best place to look for scholarships?

 

The Internet is a great place to start looking for data on independent scholarships. However the big money is given out by Colleges directly so do your homework on college websites to find out what it takes to qualify for these  college specific scholarships.
4. Can anyone get scholarships?

 

YES, there are scholarships out there for all kinds of students, not just for academic superstars, BUT students must take action and apply. Do your research and know the facts of what they are looking for in an applicant. It could be something as simple as completing a one page application.
5. What are some good websites to look at?

 

fastweb.com and scholarshipexperts.com are 2 terrific websites.

 

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