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4 Reasons Why THIS is Your Year

Sure, the new year technically begins January 1st, but everybody knows that the start of the new school year is what really matters. You’re not making your New Year’s resolutions on December 31st; you’re making them the couple of weeks before school starts. After all, it’s been an entire summer since the majority of your classmates have seen you or heard about your ventures.

So why is THIS year your year?

Well, it mostly has to do with the new pair of awesome boots you bought on sale in August that will undoubtedly catapult you into a higher social status, but it’s also the fact that you’ve been hustling on Cappex to keep up with your college goals.

So here is why THIS is your year:

1. You have your college search under control
This is your year because instead of fretting over how you’re possibly going to find your perfect college match, you’ve already taken the time to find which colleges and universities suit you best. That frees you up for putting your anxiety where it should be: on your social life and/or homework.

2. You have some scholarships under your belt
Thinking about staying in on Friday nights to save mullah? Too bad. You’ve already saved money by applying for scholarships that you’ve been matched to. That means you have to go bowling even if you don’t feel like it because you have the extra cash (bring your own socks…trust me).

3. You’ve visited colleges or have plans to do so
This is your year because now when your buddies go, “Hmm, I wonder what college is like?” You can be all like, “It’s like this: [insert explanation]” because you’ve actually visited colleges and discovered which ones appeal to you.

4. You have your college future on track
This is your year because you are keeping up with your college goals. You have done what it takes to research which schools you want to apply to, you’ve worked on your essays over the summer, you’ve asked for a teacher recommendation, and you’ve scored well on the ACT or SAT. You have your college future in your hands, and you’re doing well.

Not feeling that this year is yours yet? Grab the reigns of your college search. The more control you have over your future, the better you will feel in general.

 

Scholarship Alert! 7 Scholarships to Apply for Today

scholarshipsIllustrationIconLooking for scholarships can be a tedious process (especially if you– cough, cough– haven’t made a Cappex.com profile that will literally match you to scholarships that are in your reach). So, from us to you, here is a list of 7 scholarships with approaching deadlines that are all fairly simple to apply to.

See if you’re a match!

1. Womenetics Advancing Aspirations Global Scholarship
Amount-$1,500-$5,000
Deadline-August 12
Quick fact-Don’t be turned away men! This scholarship is open to both men and women enrolled in college.

2. AFSA Second Chance Scholarship
Amount-
$1,000
Deadline-August 24
Quick fact- 5 scholarships will be awarded.

3. “First Kiss” Scholarship
Amount-
$500
Deadline-September 1
Quick fact-Available for high school students to adult college students, all you have to do to apply is write a 250 word story about your, yep, first kiss. Haven’t had one yet? Make it up.

4. Go! Study Abroad Scholarship
Amount-
$1,000
Deadline-September 15
Quick fact- This is for students who are planning on studying abroad.

5. Ayn Rand “Atlas Shrugged” Scholarship
Amount-
$50-$10,000
Deadline-September 17
Quick fact-Yes, a book and an essay are involved, but there will be 84 scholarship winners!

6. Hit the Books Scholarship
Amount- $500
Deadline-September 30
Quick fact- Scholarship award must be used for educational books and materials.

7. Just Poetry Scholarship
Amount-
$100-$500
Deadline-September 30
Quick fact-9 scholarships will be awarded to applicants who submit their original poetry.

Looking for more scholarships? Check out www.cappex.com/scholarships.

7 Scholarships to Apply for Over the Summer

scholarshipsIllustrationIconOver the last couple of weeks we’ve posted a lot about different things about college tuition–the most expensive private schools, the least expensive private schools, etc.  We know your mind will never fully be free from thinking about how much college will cost you, but we can try to help a bit!

Our best advice–start your college scholarship search this summer! Scholarships are one of the best ways to lower the cost of tuition, and these all have simple applications you should be able to do in a short amount of time.

Here are 6 summer scholarships you should apply to now!

See if you’re a match:

1. I Don’t Want to Pay for College
Deadline-June 30
Amount-$1,000
Quick fact-Applying for this scholarship is as simple as making a Cappex profile.

2. A GPA Isn’t Everything
Deadline-July 31
Amount-$1,000
Quick fact- Same as the I Don’t Want to Pay scholarship, just make an account to apply!  

3. OP Loftbed $500 Scholarship Award
Deadline-July 31
Amount-$500
Quick fact-High school seniors through doctoral-level students are eligible to apply to this scholarship.

4. Lincoln Forum Scholarship
Deadline-July 31
Amount-$250-$1,000
Quick fact-3 awards will be given away.

5. Family Travel Forum Teen Travel Scholarship
Deadline-August 1
Amount-$200-$1,000
Quick fact-All years of high school students are eligible.

6. Shut Up & Sweat Athletic Gear Student Athlete Scholarship
Deadline-August 1
Amount-$2,000
Quick fact-This scholarship will be awarded to 3 different high school student athletes.

7. AFSA Second Chance Scholarship
Deadline-August 24
Amount-$1,000
Quick fact-You must be enrolled in college to apply for this scholarship.

Did you apply to any? Any tips to other students? Leave a comment!