Searching for Scholarships By Major - Get College Smart!
Before scouring lists of scholarships by major learn how to leverage the fact that you actually know your top areas of academic interest. After all, one of the worst financial decisions to make is to approach a college as an "undeclared major".
First, the largest sources of scholarship resources are at the colleges themselves. By combining your college and your scholarship search you can maximize your time invested. Also, consider all the time you save by not filling out all those private scholarship letters.
Secondly, there may be considerable department level scholarships that you may be missing out on by representing yourself as an "undeclared major."
To learn how this can work it's important to understand first how a college looks at you as a potential paying customer. Be sure to learn more at:
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