There are several free scholarship search engines out there, but their learning curves are steep. Anyone looking for a last-minute miracle will become especially frustrated, as misinformation abounds on these sites. Discrepancies in submission guidelines make it easy for you to waste your time applying to scholarships you’re ineligible to enter.
Even worse, you can spend hours writing a scholarship essay or preparing application materials for a contest that has already closed. But the most troubling reality about search engines is that they can inadvertently (or intentionally) harbor scholarship scams and marketing ploys, difficult for the inexperienced researcher to spot. Working one-on-one with a professional SCHOLARSHIP COACH can help.