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Old 11-24-2010, 09:25 PM
Location: Vietnam
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- Have you ever applied for or received a scholarship before? If yes, how much was it?

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Old 11-24-2010, 10:02 PM
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Yes, lots of them. I received assorted amounts, ranging from $100 to thousands of dollars. Apply to a wide variety, and keep an eye out for small scholarships offered by local organizations or businesses. They usually have less competition, and while the payout isn't huge, every little bit hurts. Usually the application process isn't too difficult. Continue to keep an eye out for scholarship opportunities as you advance in college; some are major-specific, and sometimes are sponsored by the department itself. I do wish that I'd spent more time applying for scholarships earlier in high school, though; there are scholarship opportunities out there that don't require you to be a graduating senior or current college student to apply. And remember to write nice thank you notes telling the people who give you the money just how much it means to you!
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:10 PM
Location: Camberville
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I got a $38,000 a year merit scholarship from my college and a few hundred a year for books from a company in my hometown.

Applied for a few hundred other scholarships ranging from essays to just filling out a form and didn't get any. Local scholarships tend to be less competitive.
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:37 AM
Location: southwestern PA
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I got a free ride, based on need.
My husband got a free ride, need/football.

Our daughter got $10k a year, merit based.
Our son got free tuition/fees, merit based.
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:40 PM
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I have a scholarship that pays like $1500 a year in exchange for 40 hours of community service per year through my junior college
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