Tuesday, March 17, 2009

In My Top Five Scholarship Websites

This is unfortunate, but true. I believe it was either eighth grade or ninth when I registered for Fastweb, the first time. It is almost synonymous with scholarship search engine, because it is usually the first suggestion. For several years Fastweb was my primary source for scholarships. Then I came across scholarship points.

At you have the opportunity to earn points that go towards scholarship entries, by completing easy activities. That range from: sampling products, reading information (which can occasionally be funny), surveys, and things like this, promoting their site. It is the product of Edvisors Company, which provide several other helpful sites, and a lot of free, and very good information. I really like, because it’s simple. For the past 2 years I have been accruing points; I’m not in college yet so I can’t enter. Now I wouldn’t say that scholarshippoints is way better than FastWeb by any means, but I think that it is a close second, when you factor in all the goods.

There are a few things I really like, and others I don’t like at all. You don’t have to submit an essay with your entry. Instead of hashing out an essay it will cost you your time, which I assure you will not be wasted. The bad thing (isn’t too bad) about that is, you could be spending 50 points, and the winner could have spend only 10. Which doesn’t sound so bad, but it bothers me a little. I’ll get over it. Since I haven’t entered yet, it’s simply my take. They say the more points you earn the greater your chances, but there are some things I don’t like leaving up to chance. I never would have thought that I would think not having to submit an essay as a bad thing. At least when you submit an essay there is a greater chance of being selected (okay, a small margin), because it’s based on something, but let me stop before they make that mandatory.

Then there is the matter of not being about to transfer points. Points are non-transferable. My sister is in school right now, and works full-time at the hospital. As much as I would like to help her, I can’t. They make it pretty clear that your points are your own.

Besides the information and other offerings; there is one thing I can’t wait to see if I get the chance to enjoy. Winning. Since the scholarship drawings are random, I hope I win, because if you win once you can win again, which is acceptable.

You can get a better idea of what I’m talking about at

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