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How Small Scholarships Can Help You Avoid Student Debt

How Small Scholarships Can Help You Avoid Student Debt

Every spring there are floods of media reports about students winning millions of dollars in scholarships for college. Scholly founder and CEO, Chris Gray, was one of those stories. Chris won over one million dollars to go to college, some of it from big name scholarship programs like the Gate's Foundation and Coca Cola Scholars Foundation. While these large scholarships helped propel Chris to success, it was the smaller scholarship awards that made more of a difference than he expected.

Two hundred and fifty dollars, five hundred dollars, a thousand dollars... every scholarship adds up, and is money you don't have yet. You know what else adds up? Miscellaneous expenses that come with student life. Books, a broken laptop, clothes for an internship interview, emergency travel, tuition for a summer course, storage fees and more will be part of your financial considerations. Financial aid does not cover these expenses. You must pay for them on top of normal tuition, fees, and housings costs that rise each year. Smaller scholarship awards help you pay for the extra expenses.

When you log into Scholly to see new matches, take the time to look into the smaller scholarships. Use the Scholly Score to prioritize your applications. If you're well-matched to a smaller scholarship, go for it! Extra free money hurt no student - trust us. Edit your application essay with Scholly Editor, then apply! You might end up a few hundred dollars richer.

And remember, scholarships are offered all year round! Log into Scholly now and avoid student debt.

It's not the size of the Scholarship....

It's not the size of the Scholarship....

When searching for Scholarships, many people start going for the big ones first. Which is why we suggest the opposite! Applying for many Scholarships in the $1k-$5k range allows you to increase your chances at winning a couple, and it adds up. Our Scholarship search platform gives you access to many of these Scholarships (yes along with the big-guys and full-rides) and winning just a couple of these awards can often get you through your first year of college. Think about it ... Winning $5k in Scholarships instead of taking on $5k in loans will save you a bundle... not just the $5k, but also the interest you'll owe on it after you graduate. So spend a little time finding and applying for lots of little Scholarships and it just might pay off, literally.