Posts Tagged ‘tips for scholarships’

“A GPA Isn’t Everything” Scholarship Winner: Kaileigh K. Prescott, Ariz.

Recent winner of the $1,000 “A GPA Isn’t Everything” Scholarship,  Kaileigh K. took some time aside to share with her peers (you guys!) her experience in the college and scholarship search, plus some extra tidbits about herself. Hopefully you’ll find some very useful tips!

Here’s what Kaileigh had to share:

What is your secret to finding and applying for scholarships?

My mom is my secret weapon when it comes to scholarships. She helps me out so much by doing research on scholarships I’m eligible for. She always encourages me to apply because she wants me to have a wonderful college experience without having to worry about being in debt. I am very blessed to have such wonderful parents.

Why are you going to college?

I am going to college because I know I cannot pursue my dream of becoming a speech pathologist without a degree. I want to be able to independently support myself financially and help others at the same time.

Favorite movie and why?

I love the movie “A Walk to Remember”! It is such a wonderful movie. It shows that being a good person is what matters most. It’s important to surround yourself with people that you love and that love you. Popularity doesn’t matter when you look at the big picture.

If you could offer a younger student one piece of advice for the college search, what would you say?

I would say focus on your grades all four years [of high school] and when you’re ready to start applying for colleges, visit the campus and see if you like the city it’s in because that’s where you’ll be living for the next four or more years.

You can discover more scholarships from Cappex and beyond. Simply visit Cappex.com. And thanks again to Kaileigh for sharing her college and scholarship tips!

Comments: No Comments »

“I Don’t Want to Pay For College” Scholarship Winner: Afsana Q. Richardson, Texas

Recent scholarship winner, Afsana Q. from Richardson, Texas knows a thing or two about researching and applying for scholarships. After all, as the winner of the “I Don’t Want to Pay for College” December scholarship, she’s taking home $1,000 to help pay for college.

So, we asked her some questions about herself and her college and scholarship search experience

What is your secret to finding and applying for scholarships?

I use a bunch of websites like Fastweb, Cappex, and Zinch to get email updates about scholarships and I just apply to as many of them as I can.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to work for United States government. I don’t exactly know the specific job, but something in foreign relations or foreign policy sounds really exciting!

Name three things you just cannot live without.

I cannot live without my mom, who is my biggest supporter and has given me so much. I cannot live without the Internet, which helps me with school as well as providing me with entertainment. And lastly, I cannot live without chocolate, which makes me happy when I stress out or when I am upset.

If you could offer a younger student one piece of advice for the college search, what would you say?

When you search for colleges, look for those that have great programs to support your career goals. I know that my school has tons of student forums and gives students the chance to meet with ambassadors and other high officials from all over the world! Even if you don’t have a set career goal in mind, choose a college that will provide you with tons of resources to get you involved in helping you to find out what you might be interested in doing after college.

You can discover more scholarships from Cappex and beyond. Simply visit Cappex.com. And thanks again to Afsana for sharing her college and scholarship tips!

Comments: No Comments »