scholarship tips

You’ll often hear it said that millions in dollars in scholarship funding goes unclaimed every year, and while this statement is (at worst) out of date and (at best) intentionally misleading, it is true that there are thousands of private scholarships available from organizations outside of the colleges and the government (the two best sources of college financial aid) that you do not want to leave on the table.  Today’s highly competitive scholarship landscape actually makes it extremely rare that a scholarship goes unclaimed, and makes it all the more critical that you approach the private scholarship application process in a strategic way in order to maximize your funding opportunities. College finance consultant and former financial aid officer at Boston University and Tufts, Shannon Vasconcelos, shares her insight on the private scholarship application process on the TeenLife blog.

Click here to access “10 Tips to Help You Win a Private Scholarship.


Written by Shannon Vasconcelos
Shannon Vasconcelos is a college finance expert at College Coach. Before joining College Coach, she was a Senior Financial Aid Officer at Tufts University and Boston University. Visit our website to learn more about Shannon Vasconcelos.