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  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017

  • 5 Best Ways for an International Student To Find College Scholarships

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Are you an international student looking for a way to pay for your school fees without incurring a whole lot of debt? If your answer is yes, college scholarships are the solution to your problem. Many scholarships are now available to cater for all types of educational programs. All you need as an international student is to look for the right one that will suit your requirements. Nevertheless, this article will proffer 5 ways of getting college scholarships as well as how to apply successfully.

You can find scholarships by making use of a free personalized Database Search from a website that is of good reputation like the scholarships.com, FastWeb, Scholarship Experts, Petersons and the College Board. This method is one of the best ways to search for college scholarships. All you need to do is to enter your personal details into the database, and your information will be compared with all the scholarship awards available. The result will only give you scholarships that match your personalized profile.

Since there are many scholarships databases on the internet, the secret is to use free sites and keep away from anything too good to be true information for a small amount of money. They are scams.

You can as well visit the library to search for college scholarships. When you get to your public library, remember to check for notices that are announcing various scholarship opportunities being posted on bulletin boards at your library. You can also go to the database of the library and make your searches for college scholarships.

Another method that can be used by any international student to find college scholarships is by visiting the Local College Aid Offices for extensive resources. There are specific resources available for each college that includes private scholarships that is exclusively for their school. These college scholarships may apply to students from specific regions, ethnic or religious backgrounds or students who are interested in some particular subjects.

Also, checking available college scholarships with High School Guidance Counselors is equally good. Make inquiries about college scholarships that have been offered in the past. Since schools keep a record, they will be able to offer you necessary details on how the college scholarships were won in the past years

Finally, search for college scholarships locally by getting in touch with local community service organizations, Chamber of Commerce, religious groups, family and friends, your place of work and your church among others.
However, you have better odds with the privately sponsored scholarships than the national scholarships as these scholarships do not usually offer huge sums of money.

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