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It's Scholarship Season


Jan 25, 2012
Contributed by Guest Blogger Derrius L. Quarles, aka the MillionDollarScholar

Did you know that the months of January through April have more scholarship deadlines than all of the other months combined? That means this is the time to get off of your rump and compete for free money for college. If you haven’t started already, the things you should start working on are the four basic components of all scholarship applications: [...]

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When investigating ways to pay for your undergraduate college education, it’s  important to thoroughly research all your options. There are many different financial  aid scholarships for individuals from all walks of life. Whether you are a graduating high school senior or you have been out of school for several years, it is likely  that you are eligible to apply for a number of undergraduate scholarships. [...]

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