Scholarship Tips

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If you’re worried about paying for college, know that you are not alone and that there are a lot of help options and scholarships. If you’re interested in applying for scholarships, here are some tips to help you nab the perfect one.

Don’t wait

Since the scholarship world is competitive, make sure that you apply for them quickly and often. Use services like and to seek out scholarships that best match your interests and profile. These services will even email you when a new scholarship you qualify for pops up.

Be passionate

When filling out a scholarship application, use language that lets the choosing committee know that you care about getting the scholarship. Tell them where you come from and why this money will be helpful in where you want to go.


Few things can throw a larger spoke in the wheel of a scholarship application than a misspelling or grammar error. Read, re-read and then read again all of your applications before handing them in. Give your application to a friend or family member so they can check it as well. After all, they want you to get this scholarship too!

For more help with scholarships, talk to someone in the CU Denver Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. They have all the information you need about scholarships and offer guidance with the scholarship application process.