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Searching for Scholarships

Apply for and win private scholarships
by K S on 19 February 2015

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Transcript of Searching for Scholarships

Presented by
Benjamin Kohl
Assistant Director
Office of Student Financial Assistance
Kansas State University

Searching for Scholarships
Apply for Scholarships
and Financial Aid

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

Personal Brand
Office of Student Financial Assistance
104 Fairchild Hall
Kansas State University
Understand the Student System
Apply for College Scholarships
Apply for Federal & State Financial Aid
Meet the Priority Application Dates
Submit Forms & Documents
Get your 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, & Community Service Organizations
Employers and Associations
Business & Industry
Local Public Libraries
Write your Story
Find Key Themes
Experience Inventory
Education & Scholastic Achievement
Enhance Your 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.
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
Provide a short overview of who you are.
Thank donors for scholarships.
State your educational & career goals.
Thank the donors
Applicants must be Kansas residents attending a qualified undergraduate program at a Kansas college or university.
State of Kansas
The priority application deadline is May 1 every year.
Criteria to receive K-State Scholarships
Leadership involvement
Community service
Extra-curricular activities
Benjamin Kohl
Assistant Director
The priority application date is November 1
Office of Student Financial Assistance
Kansas State University
Office: 785-532-6420
Toll Free: 1-877-817-2287
Fax: 785-532-7628
Involvement in Academic Career
Accept Scholarships & Financial Aid
High School Counselors
High School GPA
Scholarship and Financial Aid Process
Win Scholarships and Accept Financial Aid
ACT or SAT scores
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