Financial Aid for Community College: What is FAFSA? (page 3)

By — John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Updated on Jul 20, 2010

Applying for Scholarships

Scholarships can take a bit of work to get, but they will reward you with funds that don't need to be repaid, recognition, and often the opportunity to participate in special programs or events designated for scholarship winners.

Scholarship forms vary in complexity. Some require only completion of a short form. Others that are very competitive require more thought and imagination to help you distinguish yourself from the crowd.

For example, for scholarships that are based on special talents, skills, community service, and so on, you may need to write an essay about yourself, your experience, why you need or merit the scholarship, or show a sample of your creative work.

Here's how to apply for a scholarship:

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