"The myth is that you have to have an amazing GPA or SAT score to win a merit-based scholarship," says Ben Kaplan, founder of
http://scholarshipcoach.com/ and author of "How to Go to College Almost for Free." "That thinking takes people out of the running."Students who are otherwise gifted can win money from nonacademic scholarships, such as essay contests, community service scholarships and awards based on artistic or athletic skill.
To find these smaller scholarships, which often offer better odds to entrants, tap your local resources.
Tips for applying for scholarships
Multi-apply. "One mistake people make is that they apply for one or two scholarships and stop," says Kaplan, who applied for three dozen scholarships and won around two dozen for his Harvard education. "Once you've applied to one or two, 60 percent of the work has already been done to apply for 10."
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*there is a list of scholarships on my blog below