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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!

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    blessedgiftWed, 20 Aug 2014 01:38:56 -0000

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    nickyjSun, 27 Jul 2014 22:42:13 -0000

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    juliet122Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:16:00 -0000

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    Allen22Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:29:44 -0000
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    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?

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    HELEN ROSEMon, 30 Jun 2014 04:13:44 -0000

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    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..

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    AbdeefghSun, 01 Jun 2014 16:39:48 -0000

    Well, i just believe that with GOD all things are possible..
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    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

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    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!

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    Rahi421Sun, 30 Mar 2014 20:26:40 -0000

    best way to attain scholarship……..

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    naisa mehzabinThu, 27 Mar 2014 06:50:18 -0000

    Hello. I am Naisa Mehzabin. I live in Bangladesh. I am already studying in scholarship in my country. This year i am going to finish my 12 th grades studies and give the board the board exam. I am confident about muself that again this time i will get the scholarship. But I want to complete my rest studies in abroad by getting scholarship. It could be USA, CANADA OR AUSTRALIA. I wanna be a doctor. Please help me. Its tough for me and my family to bear my study fees. so i wanna get a scholarship…please help me….this is my email ( mehzabin_n@yahoo.com). I am going to wait for a promt reply. Thank you

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    uwayoSun, 16 Mar 2014 10:26:10 -0000

    hello I am Ruth from Rwanda .I ve got good marks in national exam and I want a full scholarship in order to achieve my dream of being a
    economist all over the world.but I am poor…I need a help!!!

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    young doctorMon, 24 Feb 2014 19:46:15 -0000

    Hi, am jenifer from Nigeria, its my dream to be a doctor,not just a doctor but famous and hardworking. I really need help to further my education in canada through the help of schoolarship if only that opportuity will come to me. Being focus and determine is all it worth. I have been trying to make that way but no way,but I belive in Aristotle's word:hope is a working dream.Also by John mason: success should not diminish desire if it does,it won't remain successful. My desire to be a famous doctor can't stop. Just give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.is my wish to get a scholarship. Help me

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    Caleb michaelMon, 24 Feb 2014 10:36:33 -0000

    I am a 19 year old teenager from nigeria,i have a dream of changing the world as an engineer,but due to finacial disability,my dreams are shattered,haven't lost faith yet,i beleave on a saying"GOD has no hands but our hands"so who can searve as a hand of God towards my life.I promise to contribute my own quota to the sucess of this nation,so help me GOD.+2347064337884.

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    Mysterious1991Sat, 22 Feb 2014 09:29:56 -0000

    I am Lilian from Nigeria. I am 23years old. I finished high school 2007. I was a very bright student. But Since after high school i havent been able to go to the university due to financial crisis and instabilities. I have spent my time teaching young children and scholars in grade schools. I really would love to go and study Law in the university in any given country. I know help like this doesnt come easy, but i also know there are good people out there no matter the race or tribe who can help fund my studies through scholarships. Please help me achieve my dreams. Please

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    AluncedoFri, 21 Feb 2014 04:55:37 -0000

    Im from south africa and a grade 11 learner doing mathhs and science next year im doing matric but i have no wings to fly to university of my dream please help peaple

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    E forceWed, 12 Feb 2014 21:50:43 -0000

    My name is promise maragela I'm from south africa and I want to study mechanical engineering.I'm in grde 9.I want to study hard no matter what it takes.anyone there who can help me….cincerely.

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    miss veroSun, 02 Feb 2014 19:47:22 -0000

    am veronica thomas from tanzania, am girl who desired to be the bect in bussiness issues, and i need a scholarship to study in canada,

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    paulawrencezSun, 26 Jan 2014 18:17:21 -0000

    hi, am paul from the Gambia….i want scholarship to study software engineering in any university in US or europe, is any good sermaritan out there for help!!!!!!!

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