“Christmas times a’coming, Christmas times a’coming, Christmas times a’coming and I know I will be staying home!” It is almost here and only a few short weeks away! Christmas and WINTER BREAK! This is a time to relax and to spend quality time with family. A time to catch up on sleep and prepare for the upcoming school semester. This also would be a Merry and bRIGHT time to apply for scholarships! Sure, scholarships do take some time and it is your Christmas Break after all but would you rather spend hours applying for scholarships or years paying off student loan debt?
So how do I find these scholarships? The World Wide Web is a great place to begin your search for scholarships, www.fastweb.com and www.unigo.com are two great websites for your scholarship searches. When looking online, search for scholarships with smaller awards. Many students look for scholarships that offer a significant amount, but these are the scholarships that are very competitive. Scholarships with smaller awards usually have fewer applicants, so your chances of winning can become higher. Also, scholarships that involve more work usually steer most students away which results in a greater chance of winning. In fact, scholarships with essays over 1,000 words often have fewer than 500 applications.