It was National Siblings Day the other day and naturally my scholarship loving mind thought about how siblings can help each other in the quest to win scholarship money.
Parents, if you have more than one child, here are 3 ways in which the first scholarship searching student can help his or her siblings:
1. Same parents – same club affiliations: The club scholarships that one student qualified to apply for should be the same for all the children in the family. This also goes for religious affiliations and church scholarship opportunities.
2. Same family – same income level: Unless something has drastically changed in the years between siblings attending college, parents’ income level should be similar and income based scholarships that one student qualified for should qualify all siblings in the same family.
3. Same location – same local scholarships: The local general (not based on major) scholarships that one student in the family applied for should also be put on the list for the rest of the siblings to apply for when it comes time to find money for college.
Make sure to make and keep copies of all scholarships that each sibling applied for, as this will be a starting point for all students in the family. Keep adding to the list for each student and save a ton of time in the scholarship searching process. Can you feel the sibling scholarship love? I can!
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