Often you hear parents of college-bound teens wondering how their kids can “get scholarships.” Consider the wording for a moment. While some students do indeed get scholarships straight from the organizations awarding them, the vast majority of scholarship money isn’t a result of money that finds the student — it’s money that the student seeks out. Finding scholarships is certainly possible, but it takes information, determination, and organization.
The tips in this Scholarship Mom series on Smart College Visit can help you get started on your own scholarship search. There are many scholarships available, some in surprising places.
For details in 10 easy steps on how I helped my son win more than $100,000 in college scholarships, you can purchase my scholarship guide on Kindle, CD or PDF. This guide details each step I took in easy-to-follow terms and includes suggestions for your own search process.
Parents can play a large and active role in the scholarship process. When students win, so do parents!