The value of a college degree is undisputed. A 2010 report from the College Board estimates that, among full-time workers, high school graduates earned a median annual income of $33,800; workers with an associate’s degree, $42,000; and, workers with a bachelor’s degree, $55,700.

Chapter 5 | Beyond Federal Aid

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Chapter 5, Part 4 | Scholarship Application Tips
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Conducting a comprehensive scholarship search is an important first step to securing additional funding for college; but, writing a solid scholarship application is equally important. The College Board recommends that students keep the following in mind when applying for scholarships:

  • Start the scholarship research early.
  • Don’t miss deadlines.
  • Read eligibility requirements carefully.
  • Use an organized approach.
  • Follow the scholarship application instructions carefully.
  • Review the scholarship application before submitting.
  • Keep copies of everything.
  • Track the scholarship application package.

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