How To Find Merit Scholarships Workshop

Next Workshop: Saturday, 9/22 at 1pm EST.

 

How can you target the colleges that will be more generous to your student?

 

To do so, you’ll need to understand how to research a school’s financial aid giving history. How has the school awarded merit scholarships in the past, what’s the average amount of those awards and what percent of students receive these scholarships – these are all important pieces of data to help find more generous schools.

 

In this webinar, we’ll review all this and more, along with resources to help search for merit scholarships your student may be eligible for.

 

$49.99

Next Workshop: Saturday, 9/22 at 1pm EST.

 

How can you target the colleges that will be more generous to your student?

 

To do so, you’ll need to understand how to research a school’s financial aid giving history. How has the school awarded merit scholarships in the past, what’s the average amount of those awards and what percent of students receive these scholarships – these are all important pieces of data to help find more generous schools.

 

In this webinar, we’ll review all this and more, along with resources to help search for merit scholarships your student may be eligible for.

 

Description

 

Families at all socioeconomic levels are struggling to find ways to pay for college. If you’re not eligible for needs based aid, knowing how to find merit scholarships can help fill the gap between your family’s contribution and the full price of tuition. Merit-based scholarships are awarded based on a student’s individual accomplishments, whether they are academic, athletic, or artistic, rather than on their family’s financial need. 

 

The difficulty is finding those colleges where your student is likely to receive the most money in merit scholarships.

 

In this webinar, we’ll show you how to do the research to uncover the colleges that can be more generous to your student. We’ll help you answer the following questions….

 

  • How can you determine a college’s generosity before your student applies?

 

  • What schools are likely to give your student the most merit scholarships?

 

  • What is the Common Data Set and how can it help in your college search research?

 

  • What are full ride and full tuition scholarships?

 

  • Do only high achieving students receive merit scholarships?

 

  • Do colleges offer better merit scholarships for freshman vs. upperclassmen?

 

As part of this workshop you’ll receive your own copy of our College Data Spreadsheet. With this spreadsheet you’ll be able to filter, sort, and compare colleges on important factors such as graduation rate, admissions rate, % of students receiving merit scholarships, average dollar amount of merit scholarships, % of students graduating with loans, % of parents with Parent Plus loans and more.

 

As always, our mission is to help families understand the financial aid process and ways to pay for college. We believe families need to become educated consumers of higher ed to make more informed decisions and help their students and themselves avoid student debt.