Scholarships, bursaries, grants, and awards are often called “free money” because they provide students with interest-free funds that don’t need to be paid back. Maximize your scholarship hunting potential with these helpful tips and tricks.
Graduate school may help you get further in your career, but it can definitely put a dent in your wallet. With its hefty price tag, there are many options out there to help fund your grad school experience.
While talking with some friends who attend larger universities, they laughed at the prospect of getting a professor – who wouldn’t know them from the hundreds of other students in their class – to write them a reference letter. However, I got a letter from my professor who had led a tutorial of about 20 students.
Despite the cost of university, there are also many opportunities for “free money.” While meeting scholarship criteria (e.g. extracurricular, volunteer and community involvement), I made three times more money in one summer of a scholarship hunt than I did in three years of working part-time at a restaurant.