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Scholarship Search

How to find, apply for, and win private scholarships

Benjamin Kohl

on 30 September 2015

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Transcript of Scholarship Search

Presented by
Benjamin Kohl
Founder and President
Kohlidescope LLC

Scholarship Search
Apply for Scholarships
and Financial Aid

Scholarships and Financial Aid Process
1. Create a Portfolio
Kohlidescope Scholarship Tips
Sources for Scholarships

Personal Brand
Find the Scholarships and Financial Aid Office
Understand the Student System
Apply for College Scholarships
Apply for State & Federal Financial Aid
Meet the Priority Application Dates
Submit Forms & Documents
Get the Money
2. Use the Web
3. Apply for Small Scholarships
5. Avoid Mistakes
6. Stay Organized
7. Never stop searching
4. Write the Essays
Academic Advisers
Local Businesses, Churches, and Community Service Organizations
Employers and Associations
Business & Industry
Local Public Libraries
Drive, Calendar, Alerts
Docs, Sheets, Slides
Write About Experiences
Find Key Themes
Experience Inventory
Education & Scholastic Achievement
Create or Enhance Résumé
Experience, Training, Employment
Honors, Awards, Membership
Leadership & Community Service
Extra-curricular Activities
Career Ambition: Statement of Goals
References or Reference Letters
Scholarship Search Engines
Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.
Typical Essay Questions
Discuss an issue of personal, local, national, or international concern and its importance to you.
Explain your career goals and your plans for achieving them.
Essay Tips
How have you overcome challenges
Highlight accomplishments
Think about the donors
Add personal touch
Have others proofread
Anything with a required fee
Guaranteed scholarship
Asking for bank account numbers
Asking for Social Security Numbers
Interviews in hotels or restaurants
Avoid Scams
By letter or email
Thank donors for scholarships
Include educational and career goals
Thank the donors
Know the guidelines, criteria, regulations, and possible cost to apply.
Apply for
State Scholarships
Know the priority application deadline every year.
Typical Criteria for
College and University Scholarships
Leadership Involvement
Community Service
Extra-curricular Activities
Benjamin Kohl
Founder and President
Kohlidescope LLC
Know the application priority dates
Email kohlidescope@gmail.com
Twitter @kohlidescope
Web kohlidescope.com
Phone 785.341.9842
Involvement in Academic Career
Accept Scholarships & Financial Aid
High School Counselors
High School or Community College GPA
Scholarship and Financial Aid Process
Win Scholarships and Accept Financial Aid
ACT or SAT scores
New Gmail Account
Know how, when, and where to apply
Enlightening the
College Experience
Full transcript