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Tips for Getting the Most Out of College Scholarships



    Tips for Getting the Most Out of College Scholarships

    November is National Scholarship Month. Consumer Reports says fall is the best time to start applying, and using these tips may reduce the number of loans you'll need. (Published Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017)

    How likely is it that you'll win scholarship cash? Fairly decent, actually — almost half of families use scholarships for college, with scholarships and grants covering 35 percent of college costs.

    Though less than one percent of students get scholarships that cover the entire cost of tuition and room and board, every penny counts. Consumer Reports says you should use these smart strategies to maximize your chances of getting scholarship money.

    First, look to your future school. Colleges are one of the largest providers of grants and scholarships. You can increase your chances of getting merit aid by applying to schools where your test scores and grades are in the top 10 percent of the class, helping you stand-out.

    Next, be strategic about what you apply for. Spend your time searching for scholarships that match your experience and interests. Free websites like Cappex, The College Board, Fastweb or let you fill out a profile to identify what's unique about you, and then match you with potential scholarships.

    Domino's Pizza Launches Outdoor Delivery

    [DFW] Domino's Pizza Launches Outdoor Delivery

    Domino's Pizza is tweaking its home delivery service for those times you're not at home.
    After years of delivery right to your doorstep, Domino's drivers will now deliver to outdoor locations.
    That includes beaches, parks, landmarks, and other outdoor locations across the country.
    Domino's says its drivers will deliver to 150-thousand locations from the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, to the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign.
    The locations are now active and show up in the company's app or website as "Domino's Hotspots."
    Customers pre-pay for their orders, select a location, and your pizza is on the way.
    Previously, Domino's delivered to offbeat locations, but, the new service sets up designated drop off points.
    The service was tested last fall in Miami before being rolled out nationwide.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    Go big and small. Apply to both national and local scholarships. National scholarships offer more money, but your odds of snagging a local one may be better, because you're likely to be competing against fewer students.

    And of course, it pays to start early. Keep in mind the application deadline. Keep a list of each scholarship, its requirements and its due date.

    Many organizations offer a lot of money. A missed deadline is definitely a missed opportunity.

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