It’s back to school time and we know college is on your mind, as well as how to pay for it! Luckily, the fall is prime time for scholarships. This is when the biggest scholarships out there are opened up and ready for you to

apply

to. When I was back in high school, September gave me a bit of a high. Suddenly, I realized that there was

so

much money out there for me, and I had to find the most efficient way to get it all done and to apply for as many as I could. That being said, here are a few tips to make sure you get to apply for as many scholarships as possible:


  • Recycling scholarship essays

    is a great way to apply for as many scholarships as possible. Most scholarship essay prompts are similar (or sometimes the same) so I suggest reusing essays as much as you can in order to scale your efforts. I personally won 1.3 million dollars in scholarships,  and for a lot of the scholarships I won I recycled my essay

  • Scholarships that have very specific eligibility requirements are usually easier to win

    since there will be fewer applicants. The same goes for smaller scholarships that are around $1000-$5000, since many students don’t apply for them thinking they are not meaningful amounts and won’t move the needle.

    Smaller scholarships can add up and really make a difference.


    our site

    allows our users to sort scholarships by amount and we also have something called the our site Score, which lets our users know how competitive the scholarships are.
  • Lastly, you can also

    reuse the same recommendation letters

    . It’s terrible when you have finished a scholarship application and at the last minute you need to rush and wait on mentors, teachers, your boss, or whoever to write you a solid recommendation letter.

    Find the people to write them now and get it done!

Also,

our site

has some new updates in the coming months that will make the scholarship process even more efficient for students. Stay tuned!  🙂