There has never been a dearth of scholarships. Even the most capitalistic of societies recognizes the role of education in its progress. And yet, the abundance of a thing isn’t always a positive. For the uninitiated effort, to find scholarships that match their credentials could be akin to finding a needle in, well, a stack of needles.
Each scholarship has its own criteria. Some are awarded based on need, while others purely on merit. For others yet, you must be a member of an organization, be studying a certain field, or fit whatever guidelines the group awarding the money decides upon.
There are scholarships intended for students living in a particular state or town, or even for being a left-hander, being tall, or a vegan!
To guide you in your quest to find scholarships matching your credentials, we at Buddy4Study have prepared a set of helpful tips for you to follow:
As mentioned, to scholarships come with eligibility criteria an applicant must pass before they’re considered for the award. Most of these criteria can be divided by common categories. You should, thus, focus your your efforts to find scholarships based on the categories you fall under. The most common categories you can define your search around are:
Now that you know what to search for, the next thing you need to know is where to find scholarships. A few good places to start for your search are listed below:
Once you’ve narrowed down your search to find scholarships that you’re eligible for, you need to determine which one’s are worth applying for. In terms of the efforts you need to put in, versus the chances of winning the scholarship and in terms of benefits as well. It would do you good to spread your eggs in as many baskets as possible. At the outset, it is advisable for you to create a scholarship calendar.
Enter all the scholarship details you’ve narrowed down, including the award money and the deadline. There are scholarships that are exclusionary, you can only apply to it if you haven’t applied to any other. In such cases you should choose the one with the highest award, or the one with the least additional requirements. By excluding scholarships that are not worth your effort, you can focus your energies for better results. You should also not waste your time with scholarships that are too tough to land for any reasons (short deadline, excessive requirements).
The easiest way by far to find scholarships and apply for them, is to register yourself at Buddy4Study. Entering your personal and academic information at Buddy4Study, helps you find scholarships most suited to your requirements. By becoming a member, you get access to all Indian and International scholarships for Indian students. Find the best-fit scholarship and apply for the right scholarships at the right time. We also help you with all your scholarship related queries and send you regular updates via SMS or email. We even provide expert support to help you through the application process.
So what are you waiting for? Register yourself today and find scholarships matching your credentials in a jiffy!
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