|Cuyamaca College: Scholarship Myths|
The greatest myth (misconception) is that only athletic and academic scholarships exist; that scholarships are only for those select students gifted enough to earn them.
Strictly speaking, this is not the case!
There are various types of scholarships available today; those scholarships include those for financial need, minorities, gender specific, age specific, academic major, international students, international studies, and many others. These scholarships are funded through private sponsors, foundations, philanthropic organizations, and major corporations.
The key to winning a scholarship is to apply for
those scholarships that are in alignment with you strengths; such as
Gender, Minority, GPA, Community Service, Financial Need etc....
The key to winning a scholarship is to apply for those scholarships that are in alignment with you strengths; such as Gender, Minority, GPA, Community Service, Financial Need etc....
REASONS WHY STUDENTS DON'T APPLY!
● My parents make to much money
● The deadlines for applying occur only in the Fall
● Grades are the only criteria for the award
● I am too old to earn a scholarship
● Scholarships interfere with financial aid
REASONS WHY STUDENTS SHOULD APPLY!
● Financial need is not a pre-qualifier for most scholarships.
● Scholarship deadlines vary depending on the sponsors desires.
● Grades are only one type of qualifier; there are many other types of scholarships available.
● Scholarships don't screen applicants out due to age; however there are age specific scholarships for older students.
● Scholarships work with your financial aid not against.
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