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  • Jean O'Toole

How to Increase Your Chances of Winning a Scholarship

Although there is never a guarantee of winning a scholarship, students can give themselves an edge in winning scholarships. There are 3 types of scholarships which have a higher statistical chance of being won. First, any local scholarship that is given out only to students in specific towns or counties have a higher chance of being won because the applicant pool is lower. Similarly, scholarships which require extensive essays or projects will have fewer applicants. Most students skip those scholarships simply because of other time constraints from homework assignments, jobs or family responsibilities. It dramatically gives any student who chooses to expedite those applications an edge and advantage. Lastly, family member scholarships have a high chance of winning as the applicant pool will be limited. For more information on how to start your scholarship search, visit


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