Posts Tagged ‘scholarships’

Have you been accepted yet?

After being admitted [or rejected :(] to all the colleges you have applied to, you will need to pick the college you want to go to.  For some it’s a tough decision. You have to narrow it down to just one. I was stuck between two colleges. How did I decide? I visited both the campuses. I found I liked one more than the other after seeing both the campuses. I picked the college with the smaller campus. But maybe you prefer a larger campus.

Visit the campuses!! It’s a VERY GOOD IDEA! You might be living there for a few years, so you better make sure you like it! Usually people walk through a house before they buy it, so shouldn’t it work the same for college?

After picking a college, you will need to accept your admission. You need to tell the college people that you’ll be attending their school! Then you can start getting ready by registering for classes, making housing arrangements and getting any financial aid.

Lately I’ve been working on scholarships and getting my reservations made for a dormroom this fall. There is some really nice off-campus housing by my college, but I am for sure living on-campus for my freshman year.

I’m so excited for college! I can’t wait until I can start registering for classes!!!


Scholarship Books

A while ago I purchased “Scholarships, Grants & Prizes 2010”. That book is huge! It has tons of scholarships! So if you want a huge paperback book filled with millions of chances of free money for college, I recommend it. Buy it on Amazon.

Today, I found out about a book called “The Best Kept Secrets for Winning Scholarships”. Amazon offers a free preview, so I looked at that. It looks like a book worth buying. At the very least, I recommend looking at the free preview. Buy it on Amazon.

Also, the book “Scholarships, Grants & Prizes 2010” is published through the company Peterson’s. I recommend registering for their website StudentEdge because by just logging in daily, you have a chance at winning a $1000 scholarship!


Ugh scholarships. I hope I win some money. Then my efforts won’t be in vain. There’s just always someone better than me that wins. Darn you amazing people. Congratulations, though. I wish you the best.

Here are the websites I use for finding scholarships and college info:
FastWebHighly recommend it. It has so much info about college stuff and tons of scholarships that match up with your interests.– It’s very similar to FastWeb, but I have found that this website has some scholarships that FastWeb does not.

Cappex– Great website for seeing how likely you are to make it into the colleges and universities you are interested in. They offer scholarships too.

ZinchHighly recommend it. This website is awesome! Colleges try to recruit you and get you interested in their school. Zinch tells you about scholarships and offers some of its own. Zinch’s motto is “I am more than a test score” because Zinch is all about colleges picking you for the REAL you and not your score on the SAT or ACT.

32 Weird Scholarships – I don’t qualify for these, but you might!