Study Canada - Top Universities, Visa Application Fee

32287 Followers - 172 Articles - 3080 Questions and Answers

What's a scholarship and how do I get one?

by Amit Wadhwa

SCHOLARSHIPS!

The best way to finance your studies

Lesson Summary

  1. What Is a Scholarship?
  2. There's a scholarship for YOU
  3. What Do You Need to Do?
  4. How Can You Go About Getting a Scholarship?
  5. Some sample Scholarships

What IS a Scholarship?

A Scholarship is defined as a financial award for a student scholar for the purpose of furthering their education.

Education can be expensive. Very expensive. If you're rich, you shouldn't have a problem paying for college. If you want to work while studying, you should be ok. If you feel like borrowing money to pay for university, that's fine. But there's a better way.

Schools, institutes and companies want to give you money.

Yes, that's right. Scholarships attached to successful students can raise a school's reputation, create productive representatives of institutes, and help nurture future ideal employees for top companies. That's why scholarships exist, and they're out there for you to take advantage, so don't be shy - apply.

There's a Scholarship for YOU!

If you're thinking, "I'm not special, why would anybody give me money?", you're wrong. There's a scholarship out there just for you, you just have to find it. If you have good marks, if you volunteer, if you help out in your community, if you participate in extracurricular activities, even if you have a disability- you're eligible for something. Take a look at these stats from Scholarship Canada. Of the 7,363 individual scholarships listed in the 2004 ScholarshipsCanada.com Entrance Awards directory there are:

  • 17 that require some kind of agricultural involvement
  • 262 that require athletic involvement
  • 631 that require some sort of extracurricular activity
  • 615 that require some sort of leadership role
  • 1115 that require school or community service
  • 80 that require the student to have a general disability

So you see, anybody can get a scholarship. It's a relatively simple way of getting money

What Do You Need To Do?

To get a good scholarship, you should start early and focus even while you're in high school. Here are a few things that will look great on your application and can help you secure a good scholarship:

  • Study, and study hard. The better your grades are, and the higher your academic standing is, the better chances you have of getting a scholarship.
  • Get involved. Join a sports team, get a role in a school play, or become part of a choir. Anything that can show your skills- time management, communication, teamwork, creativity, etc. This will help you a lot when you apply, since showing off your skills is quite important.
  • Be a leader. Create your own school club, or gather friends and organize a volunteer session in an animal shelter. There are countless ways to show initiative and prove you can be a leader of tomorrow, which will look great on your application.

Whatever you do, make sure you don't spend your time sitting on your couch and watching TV.

Make your time count by doing meaningful activities that can help you improve your skills and demonstrate the fact that you can make a difference in the world if you get a scholarship and a solid education.

How Can You Go About Getting a Scholarship?

All you have to do is… apply!

These are the steps you should take to find and apply for scholarships:

  • Do your research. Use this LearnHub community and other websites to look for scholarships that interest you.
  • Analyze yourself. Figure out whether you fit in with academic-based scholarships, leadership ones, or maybe agriculture ones. Write down your strengths and what makes you special and find out which scholarship fits you best.
  • Work on your applications. Start early and watch the deadlines. Be sure to fill in the entire applications. Scholarship applications can require you to fill out information forms, questions about yourself, essays, portfolios, and more. There's a lot of work involved, but luckily there are also a lot of online resources to help you. You can find some great tips here.
  • Send your applications in and hope for the best. Good luck!

Some Sample Scholarships You Should Look At

The best scholarship we at LearnHub know of is… well, the LearnHub Dream Scholarship of course! You can get $2000 just by being a part of LearnHub, and it'll also help you get into great schools. Isn't that amazing?

Here are some examples of other well-known scholarships you might have heard of:

Check out the Scholarships Community for More Information!

Don't forget to check out our scholarship community for more information!

106 Comments
    loan121
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    loan121Wed, 08 Oct 2014 06:51:15 -0000

    Hello,
    Do you need a loan to pay back your bill or you need it for something important then you are in the right place to get a legit loan so i will advice you to kindly fill out the below application form and then get it back to us then you will get your loan.

    Loan Application Form:

    Name:
    Country:
    State:
    Loan Amount:
    Loan Duration:
    Phone Number:

    Company E-mail: williamqueen@blumail.org

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    charles123
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    charles123Fri, 26 Sep 2014 23:20:37 -0000

    Am Happy Today
    Greeting to the the entire public, My Name is Mr Charles from USA, I am a married man with 3 kids. I came to this very site/ forum to share and testify the good work of (Mr.Lance Robert Loan Company ) for giving me a consolidation loan of $100,000.00 dollars. I have being declined every where, I went through a lot of process and being scammed by different loan companies that i came across but when i met (Mr. Lance Robert Loan Company) they accessed and approved me for a loan amount of $100,000.00 dollars after meeting with terms and conditions which is base on your choice to make a deposit before getting your loan amount or not, In my case i was not having a house carrying my name, So i went for the non-collateral process were i made a deposit of some amount of dollars before my loan amount was accredited into my banking account. I have being looking for a loan for the past 3 years online but after a week i came across (Mr.Lance Robert Loan Company) who uses this email address:(lanceloanfirm002@live.com ) Then i went through all the process of getting the said loan amount and after the process my loan was granted to me with else. This really made me to start life again after all the difficulties i had during my search for a real loan firm. Beverly More restored my happy home again and my business that has suffered from financial capital. I am here to use this medium to inform the general public that if you need a real loan without any stress and same day approval, you will have to quickly contact them right away via email on:(lanceloanfirm002@live.com) I applied and it work for me and i guess it will also work for other people also that are sincere. Once again help me thank them.
    And here is my email::..charles_ty5@outlook.com
    His email is:::: lanceloanfirm002@live.com

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    habesha
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    habeshaFri, 26 Sep 2014 21:35:46 -0000

    hello,my name is hanna.i'm 16.i got A in all subjebts of the national exam of grade 10.i need help becoz i don't have the proper materials.i belive i can be a better student if i'm given a scholarship and learn from the best,thank u

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    J-O-E-L
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    J-O-E-LMon, 22 Sep 2014 13:07:37 -0000

    Pls I need help for any body that GOD have help I wnt to study abroad pls help me out is your brother your son J-O-E-L @me live in nigeria 08026961617 pls text me or call pls and GOD we continue blessing u as you do so

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    ICC MORTGAGE
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    ICC MORTGAGESun, 14 Sep 2014 17:54:12 -0000

    AFFORDABLE LOAN NOW AVAILABLE @ ICC Mortgage And financial Services, Is a sincere and certified private Loan company approved by the Government, we give out international and local loans to all countries in the world,Amount given out $2,500 to $100,000,000 Dollars, Euro and Pounds.We offer loans with a dependable guarantee to all of our clients. Our loan interest rates are very low and affordable with and negotiable duration.Available now MORTGAGE, PERSONAL, TRAVEL, STUDENT, EXPANSION OF BUSINESS AND NEW UNSECURED, SECURE, CONSOLIDATE

    Apply for a loan today with your loan amount and duration, Its Easy and fast to get. 4% interest rates and monthly installment payments.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION:

    Email morethanlending@gmail.com

    Thanks
    Eric Jones
    646) 580-4839

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    rymussche234
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    rymussche234Tue, 09 Sep 2014 07:17:25 -0000

    Good Day, Are you looking for a loan? We give out loans from the range of $10,000 to $50,000,000. Our loans are well insured and maximum security is our priority. If you are situated in Europe, Canada, Asia, America or England Contact rymussche234@gmail.com for more details.

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    patrick henry
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    patrick henryThu, 04 Sep 2014 10:11:19 -0000

    Hello my name is henry and 16 year old and am going to write my weac next year 2015 and i want to study out of nigeria and i can't find how to study and this is the chance i have now please help me

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    Eyoba
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    EyobaMon, 01 Sep 2014 10:18:28 -0000

    Tnx for give me the chance

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    JOBBY_24
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    JOBBY_24Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:52:33 -0000

    hello,
    im Abigail,a filipina..im 24 yrs of age,and im looking for someone who has kind heart to help me get my HOPE back,coz its been 8 years since i finished highschool and i wasnt able to go to college due to lack of financial support..

    Im an honor student but failed to get a college scholarship during my highschool days coz i came from a private school and wasnt able to pay my tuition..And bcoz of that i cant have my form 138 w/c is one of the requirements in applying a scholarship..

    Good thing to know,the DEPED PHIL. conducted an ALs program w/c gives me reason not to give up..so now i do have a new highschool report card and a highschool diploma to be able for me to go to college w/out worrying where can i get money to pay for my bal. in highschool to get my form..
    now my only problem is a financial support for my college studies..pls help me attain my goals..you are my only hope..Godbless!!

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    expertfinance
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    expertfinanceTue, 26 Aug 2014 19:57:12 -0000

    -

    Greetings,
    This is to inform the general public that we offer
    loans of all kinds to those in need of legit loan.If
    you are a legit client and you need real loan,you can
    get back to us via email:: expertfinanceltd@gmail.com and
    also back to us with the filled loan application
    form below.

    LOAN APPLICATION FORM
    FIRST NAME:
    LAST NAME:
    COUNTRY:

    STATE:
    LOAN AMOUNT:
    LOAN DURATION:
    MARITAL STATUS:
    EMAIL:
    PHONE NUMBER:
    OCCUPATION:
    MONTHLY INCOME:

    We are here to serve you better.
    Thanks
    Expert Finance Ltd

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    Azhom
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    AzhomMon, 25 Aug 2014 15:34:10 -0000

    Dear well wisher

    My name is George Ibrahim Olong from Oyam District in Northern Uganda, Am 29 years Old and working as a Security Guard in the capital Kampala.

    I am writing this seeking for a sponsor to help me get back to School and study, I stopped in High school and I have good grades to enter University but I was not been able to go to the University because I have no one to sponsor me.

    I come from a family of 6 siblings and am the only boy in the family, the rest are girls and they too have not had the chance to complete their studies as well except for only one sister of ours who managed to go to a tertiary institution as has a Diploma in Education.

    Our parents passed away during the insurgency of the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) in 1999. And because of that, we had to find safe places to stay in, we had to run away from our home and stay in bushes for months.

    We were left without anyone to support us and thus we had to start to find a way of survival that drove us to the capital in Kampala and start working at an early age of 15 years.

    In that same year I lost my parents, my sister managed to put me in a secondary school and 4 years later I completed my lower secondary studies in 2002, I joined High school in 2003 and completed in 2004 with good grades.

    I could not join University because my sister did not have the money for tuition that was required by the university since she was also looking after my other young siblings.

    I had to find a way of helping her to raise our siblings and thus I joined a Security Company where i been working as a Guard earning $ 100 per month. And this I have to share it with my sister by paying their School fees. I love them so much that I want them to study and complete their studies.

    I have a dream of getting back to school and study and get a good job and come and help my sisters but I don't have the financial strength to get to university.

    I would like to appeal to anybody willing to offer me some help in terms of sponsoring me so that I can get back to school and study.

    My dream is to be a Public administrator and work with the Public within my community so as to help work together and fine better way of bringing sustainable development, peace and unity in this Part of Uganda where I come from.

    Oyam is located about 300km from the capital Kampala and its an area that had been under the insurgency of the LRA for near 20 near that came to be ended in around 2004 - 2005, and the place is still undeveloped, and people live in poor conditions.

    I know that it may appear odd that someone at my age is asking for help to study, but I do know that there is nothing i would ever ask for than a chance to study.

    If you wish to reach me, here is my contact:

    email: georgeolong@gmail.com
    mobile cell: +256774885633

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    blessedgift
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    blessedgiftWed, 20 Aug 2014 01:38:56 -0000

    are you in need of urgent loan to continuous your education, start business or to pay off your bills, we give comprehensive loan which you can count on, we give loan out at a low interest of 2% rate. for your loan application contact us via email: blessedgiftfirm@outlook.com

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    gay-sai
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    gay-saiWed, 06 Aug 2014 15:08:49 -0000
    I will belive god very much ….

    bcoz god always watching goodness & happiness gave me always but …..one year down to decrease all sadness will be appear on the life ….bcoz i loss my daddy on childhood then my mother retired on ….last year aug.2013….
    pls help me for higher education on m.phil fees 20,000 thanking you…..
    my contract no.8754229192

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    kivaloan
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    kivaloanWed, 06 Aug 2014 01:51:11 -0000

    We are Legitimate And a Reputable loan Lender. We are dynamic company with financial assistance. We loan funds out to individuals in need of financial assistance, that have a bad credit or in need of money to pay bills,to invest on business. I want to use this medium to inform you that we render reliable and beneficiary assistance as be glad to offer you a loan.
    Contact us via mail address: kivaloanservice@yahoo.com
    Please write back if interested.
    FULL NAME………
    SEX……….
    COUNTRY……….
    LOAN AMOUNT………
    DURATION……
    PHONE NUMBER:………
    Thanks

    kiva.org

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    nickyj
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    nickyjSun, 27 Jul 2014 22:42:13 -0000

    helo am Jennifer from Nigeria I have got good grades in my examination and I need ur scholarship bcoz I am not financially buoyant plz it will b of grt help if I get it. thank you and GOD BLESS

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    juliet122
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    juliet122Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:16:00 -0000

    My name is Juliet Cross, i am from Chicago USA, i have been searching for a genuine loan company for the past 3 months and all i got was bunch of scams who made me to trust them and at the end of the day, they took my money without giving anything in return, all my hope was lost, i got confused and frustrated, i find it very difficult to feed my family, i never wanted to have anything to do with loan companies on net, so went to borrow some money from a friend, i told him all that happened and he said he can help me, that he knows a loan company that can help me, that he just got a loan from them, he directed me on how to apply for the loan, i did as he told me, i applied, i never believed but i tried and to my greatest surprise i got the loan within 48 hours, i could not believe, i am happy and rich again and i am thanking God that such loan companies like this still exist upon this scams all over the places, please i advise everyone out there who are in need of loan to go for { asofinance00@gmail.com } they will never fail, your life shall change as mine did.

    Post Comments

    ttby09
    Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    ttby09Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:27:06 -0000

    LOAN CREDIT OFFER
    GOOD DAY,
    We offer private, commercial and personal loans with very minimum
    annual interest rate is lower than 3% at 1 year to 50 years maturity
    period anywhere in the world. We give out loans ranging from $ 5,000
    to $ 200 million U.S. dollars.

    Our loans are well insured for maximum security is our
    priority, you lose sleep at night worried about how to get a Legit
    Loan Lender? You bite your nails to the quick? Instead of beating
    yourself up, please contact Loan Credit Offer AGENCY TODAY (Loan
    Services) now, Loan specialists who help stop the bad credit history, to discover the winning solution, which is our mission.
    Interested persons should contact me by email:
    Lender Name: Mr. Maxwell Paul:
    lender Email : loancreditoffer@yandex.com
    With best wishes
    Mr. Maxwell Paul.

    Reply to This
    juliet122
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    juliet122Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:11:01 -0000

    My name is Juliet Cross, i am from Chicago USA, i have been searching for a genuine loan company for the past 3 months and all i got was bunch of scams who made me to trust them and at the end of the day, they took my money without giving anything in return, all my hope was lost, i got confused and frustrated, i find it very difficult to feed my family, i never wanted to have anything to do with loan companies on net, so went to borrow some money from a friend, i told him all that happened and he said he can help me, that he knows a loan company that can help me, that he just got a loan from them, he directed me on how to apply for the loan, i did as he told me, i applied, i never believed but i tried and to my greatest surprise i got the loan within 48 hours, i could not believe, i am happy and rich again and i am thanking God that such loan companies like this still exist upon this scams all over the places, please i advise everyone out there who are in need of loan to go for { asofinance00@gmail.com } they will never fail, your life shall change as mine did.

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    Allen22
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    Allen22Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:29:44 -0000
    Hello every one please i will like to talk about the goodness of GOD in my life after so many months of trying to get a loan on the internet and was scammed the sum of 1,800 euro i became so desperate in getting a loan from a legit lender online then a friend told me that there is a legit loan company where he got his loan fast and easy without any stress so he introduced me to a Man called Mr Clark Larry who is the CEO EMINENT FINANCE LOAN COMPANY, So i applied for a loan sum of (75,000.00 euro) with low interest rate so the loan was approved and deposited into my bank account that was how i was able to get my loan, so i was able to pay off my bills. i am advising every one who is interested in getting a loan fast and easy to kindly contact them via email: eminentfinance05@yahoo.com as well, So thanks as you read the greatest testimony of my life story and thanks be to GOD almighty for his goodness upon my life.

    I am Allen by name.

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    abullaalpasha
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    abullaalpashaSun, 06 Jul 2014 15:28:38 -0000

    recently I finished my higher secondary examination in business study. Now i want to study in ict (science). what can I do?

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    HELEN ROSE
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    HELEN ROSEMon, 30 Jun 2014 04:13:44 -0000

    Are you in need of a loan?have the bank denied you of a loan,we are here to help you financially,all you have to do now is to email us with your details in the format below and get back to us via helenrose@blumail.org to get your instant loan of any amount at any destination.

    Name:

    Amount Needed:

    Duration:

    Country:

    Address:

    Purposes:

    Phone number:

    We await your response.

    Best Regards,

    Cornell Destiny.

    Loan Consultant.

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    neeraja mohan
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    neeraja mohanSat, 28 Jun 2014 07:45:48 -0000

    am neeraja frm india..am basically frm a poor family..i cmpltd ma bsc nursing wid gud percntge nd i wish to get scholarship for stdyng mha/mba in hospital management in UK..so pls help me to achieve ma dreams..

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    cashflowinvestment
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    cashflowinvestmentFri, 27 Jun 2014 11:42:18 -0000

    Are you in any financial difficulties,do you need a business loan to expand your business? Apply for a loan now and get approved. we offer all kinds of loan at a reduced interest rate of 3%.(Business Loan, Personal Loan, Consolidation Loan,Car Loan, investments Loan, etc.) we have been leasing out loans to those in financial stress and also for business expansion. contact us today and get approved. email: cashflowinvestment.link@yahoo.com

    Full name:
    Loan Amount Needed:
    Loan duration:
    country:
    Cell Phone:
    Sex:
    Age :
    Have you applied a loan before?Yes Or no

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    cashflowinvestment
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    cashflowinvestmentFri, 27 Jun 2014 11:39:20 -0000

    Are you in any financial difficulties,do you need a business loan to expand your business? Apply for a loan now and get approved. we offer all kinds of loan at a reduced interest rate of 3%.(Business Loan, Personal Loan, Consolidation Loan,Car Loan, investments Loan, etc.) we have been leasing out loans to those in financial stress and also for business expansion. contact us today and get approved. email: cashflowinvestment.link@yahoo.com

    Full name:
    Loan Amount Needed:
    Loan duration:
    country:
    Cell Phone:
    Sex:
    Age :
    Have you applied a loan before?Yes Or no

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    Balotech man
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    Balotech manWed, 25 Jun 2014 20:25:14 -0000

    I which to study outside of my country am from nigeria.as electrical/electronics engineering am very expert in practical and a little in theory.please help me to further more in my career

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    Chosen
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    ChosenWed, 25 Jun 2014 13:28:05 -0000

    I am chioma 4rm nigeria; want a scholarship 2 studyin any of dis country like canada,usa,ausatrila to study pharm .i rili nid dis pls

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    yitbe
    Vote
    Current Rating
    0
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    yitbeSat, 21 Jun 2014 21:05:50 -0000

    I finished my grade 12 lesson with good marks.now i want scholarship for my degree program. Please help me.thank

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    Emmygreat
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    EmmygreatWed, 11 Jun 2014 18:31:50 -0000

    am a nigerian i need a scholarship to study engineering abroad am in in final year in high school i knw dat wit GOD on my side i wil make it

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    Abdeefgh
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    AbdeefghSun, 01 Jun 2014 16:39:48 -0000

    Well, i just believe that with GOD all things are possible..
    I am from NIGERIA and just hope we will all have the scholarship…
    Hear is my contact +2348162011356

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    Gods favour
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    Gods favourWed, 21 May 2014 21:13:49 -0000

    Am amalawian poor girl.born afamily of six..am likely 2 sat for my MSCE exams this coming july.I want 2 study either nursing or IT abroad.I enjoy playing netball most,chatting & teaching wth poor kids both spiritualy and academically.Even if some one offers me ajob like house keeper, in ashop i can manage or orphan center as long as they give me time 2 achive my future goal.families who wish especialy USA,UK & SOUTH AFRICA.Am desparate for someones passionate.Even if i get ascholarship promise to work very hard 2 achive wat i want in life.The gospel always say do not worry about wat ur going to eat or wear 2moro coz the Lord himself is going to provide for u,he will also do it for me.please help me

    Post Comments

    Reply to This
    Docnahom
    Vote
    Current Rating
    1
    Rate Up
    Rate Down
    DocnahomMon, 05 May 2014 16:05:05 -0000

    hello,
    i think student such as me needs help because we live below the standard level with that of the developed nations,so i need ascholarship to be asmart Doctor,its my passion and my ability to be Doctorso if any one have any NEWS please let me now,for your information i am grade 10th student and i am preparing to take national examination.i thank you for reading!

    Post Comments

    Reply to This

Your Comment

Avatar
Vote
Current Rating
0
Rate Up
Rate Down
Have an account? Log In

Textile is Enabled. View Reference.
Lead_arrow_side

About the Author

amit_wadhwa
Name:
About: I live life with a flow. I love talking to people and specially students who are looking for career counselling. My Hobbies include Music, Driving & Cricket.

Last Updated At May 21, 2014
8420 Views

106 Comments

Similar Articles

More Lessons