Easy Scholarships Make Life Easier

Are you in need of some easy scholarships to help pay for school? Well, they’re out there. First, though, make sure you’re getting all the grant money you can. A grant is a chunk of money from the state or federal government that you don’t have to pay back. To get these you have to apply for financial aid through F.A.F.S.A. Most schools have a financial aid staff who will help you with this. Once you have your F.A.F.S.A turned in they will assure that you are getting the optimum amount of grant money available to you.

Most grants are for those who are in extreme need or are in some other minority group, they’re not merit-based. Grants may cover all or part of tuition but, for those students not able to work while in school, they won’t cover the cost of living. This is where those easy scholarships can bridge the gap.

There are few different ways to find easy scholarships for school. For instance, there are some organizations that can be found online periodically giving away money for college. For these you just fill out a form and you’re entered into a drawing, sometimes for thousands of dollars. There are other easy scholarships for which the only thing you need to do is fill out a form, but you also need to belong to a certain category of student.

Online scholarship databases have you enter information that will place you into categories. Don’t worry, these aren’t the ones based on G.P.A.! Women trying to reenter the workforce and single mothers are two major categories. There are simple fill-in-the-form scholarships for many other groups too like: minorities, athletes, being raised in a farming community, and being the first in your family to go to college are just a few examples.

Some large companies will help pay for school for those who are willing to try or promote a certain product. If it’s a product you already like then why not? You may have to do something like write a few reviews of the product or wear their logo. For some people this is an excellent option.

For those with specific interests there are more easy scholarships. If you belong to any kind of group or organization then ask around, look at the bulletin boards. See if they or one of their affiliates are offering some type of college scholarship. Sometimes the scholarships are for those with very specific interests or attributes, or the scholarship just hasn’t been publicized very widely. There will be fewer applicants for these scholarships so, with less competition, they will be easier to get.

Also, don’t forget to find out about the scholarships available only from your college or university. Most have at least one or two that are not merit-based and are not excruciating to apply for. The financial aid office and/or career center are the usual places for oodles of scholarship information. There will at least be someone in these offices who can tell things that have worked for other students Finally, when in doubt, apply anyway. You can’t get the easy scholarships if you don’t try and, after all, you just may be surprised!