How to Search for Scholarship Grants Online
Sorting through thousands of internet pages can be a bit tiring; however, if you know what to look for, your chances of getting a desirable result in a matter of minutes will dramatically increase. Here are some tips in searching scholarship grants online:
1. Unless you are looking for something highly specific, try to use simple keywords. The content of much of the hundreds of thousands of web pages out there was designed to be easily understood by the general public so using words or terms that are only familiar to a certain group of people may exclude relevant but differently worded content from the results.
2. Search for specific people, groups, or organizations that are likely to offer scholarship grants. These often include well-known charities, philanthropists, and large companies that have community outreach or Corporate Social Responsibility programs. Check their official websites for related information.
3. Scan the list of government agencies in your country or area then visit their official websites. Most of them offer different kinds of scholarship grants to poor but deserving students who want to go to college.
4. Scan the list of schools in your country or area then visit their official websites. You can usually find a list of the kinds of scholarships they offer as well as the requirements and procedure for applying somewhere on the site.
5. Check out the official websites of politicians in your area. They usually offer scholarship grants to deserving students either as mandated by the national government or through their personal funds. If they don’t have an official website, you can probably get in touch with the Press Relations Officer of the politician or the Press Relation agency of the local government for information.
6. A number of foreign organizations, schools, and government agencies give out international scholarship grants to deserving students, particularly those from developing countries. The United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, and China are just some of the countries where such scholarship programs exist.
Of course, we also did a little search of our own 🙂 – here’s a list of various Scholarship Programs in the Philippines. Though not yet complete, this can help you get started.
You’ll probably come up with other searching techniques of your own as you go along. So if you’ve got any tips or information to share, feel free to leave a comment below. And if you like this post, feel free to share this with your friends.