Put your mind at ease by organizing your scholarships.
The scholarship process can be complex and overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. You can make smart decisions on a daily basis to reduce your stress and increase your success.
This blog post addresses the “Organize” portion of our weekly scholarship schedule. You can download a copy at http://tinyurl.com/zo92se8.
So, how do you organize your scholarships? It’s simple. Use the tools around you. Read the bullets below for more information:
Use your phone: Add all upcoming scholarship deadlines to your calendar with reminders. You usually have your phone with you at all times anyway. This will help you complete all supplemental materials before the deadline.
Create a spreadsheet: Use Google Sheets or Excel to see all of your scholarships. Make sure you include pertinent information such as, deadlines and links to the application.
We hope this week’s post helps you in your scholarship journey. Return next week for details about the “Research” phase.
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Last week we shared our weekly scholarship schedule with you to help you structure the time you devote to scholarships. View a downloadable copy of our weekly scholarship schedule at: http://tinyurl.com/zo92se8.
For the next six weeks we will teach you how to use each “Task” to your advantage. The focus of this week’s blog is “Plan.”
The plan stage is all about selecting the resources that will help you earn the funds you need.
Resources are everywhere. Your local guidance counselor is a resource. Your parents/guardians are a resource. Your network is a resource. And of course, the internet is a resource.
Click the links below for a few national resources:
Our last blog post should have inspired you to prepare for the success you will have in 2017! This post includes one of the many tools we will give you to succeed in your scholarship journey.
We created a weekly scholarship schedule to help you plan and monitor the time you devote to scholarships. Incorporating scholarships into your busy schedule will bring you one step closer to achieving your goal of graduating debt-free.
Welcome to your year of excellence! 2017 will be the year you build another ladder to success.
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Our goal at Dough 4 Degrees has always been to teach students how to earn scholarships to enable them to graduate debt-free; which is why we have developed #DebtFree2017. The content we share using this hashtag throughout the year will advance you to a new level, making the process easier and more enjoyable for everyone!
Scholarships can open a door to financial freedom, provide opportunities to explore life, and change the trajectory of your future.
You’re probably aware of the rising costs of a college education and the consequent average debt of a college graduate, but that doesn’t have to be your story. Loans are an option, but they aren’t the only option.
Imagine working a minimum wage job for a couple of hours and earning $15.00. That’s ok. But imagine devoting a couple of hours to a scholarship and earning $1,000. The latter sounds better, doesn’t it?
Of course it does, especially with a return on investment (ROI) of $1,000. That’s $500 per hour! Guess what…scholarships aren’t taxable. That means you can put all of the money you earn towards your education instead of a portion of it (after you pay Uncle Sam).