scholarship search

Easy & Simple Scholarships You Shouldn’t Overlook

Once you’re accepted into college, one
of the most pressing issues is how you’re going to pay for it. Still, after
filling out countless applications, the last thing you want to do is fill out
even more complicated forms and write long essays for scholarships.

While many require you to do exactly
that, some scholarships don’t require much effort to apply. Just remember that
you aren’t the only one taking this approach, so your competition will likely
be plentiful for these scholarships.

Find Local Scholarships in Your State

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Students across the country, and all over North Carolina,
are applying to college. The college application process is exciting,
stressful, and even overwhelming for many students and their parents. Of course,
the process doesn’t end when applications are sent off. After applications are
submitted it’s time for parents and students to start thinking about how
they’re going to pay for school.

Scholarships are easily one of the best ways for students
and families to pay for school.

5 Steps to Prepare for Scholarship Search Season

A frustrated student applying for scholarships.

Listen up, high school juniors! It’s time to start thinking about the important steps to come as you prepare for the next journey in your life: college. For many, one of the more stressful aspects of college preparation is financial planning, which is why College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) encourages all students to seek scholarship opportunities to help cover the cost of higher education expenses; a process that usually commences in the fall semester of your senior year.

How to Begin Your Scholarship Search

There are many different ways to help pay for college savings, current income, part-time work while in college, grants, scholarships and loans. Most people pay for their education using a combination of all of these.

Saving for college as early as possible is always a good idea, but few people can cover the entire cost of college just with savings. That’s why one of the first things to do when seeking money for college is to look for grants and scholarships,