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23 High-Quality Hawaii Scholarships for 2020 – 2021

With 16 colleges and universities for students to apply to in the Aloha State (plus options on the mainland!), it’s important to consider financial assistance to fund your college education. Wherever you are in your academic journey – high school senior, college freshman, or graduate studies, there are plenty of Hawaii scholarships to consider!

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43 Scholarships for Hispanic Americans or Latinos to Fund College (2020)

When Googling for scholarships for Hispanics / Latinos, an overwhelming amount of information pops up. There’s a variety of schools, scholarship providers, and scholarship websites with long lists of funding opportunities. However, those scholarship websites often include scholarships that are no longer available, leading students like you to a broken link with nowhere to go.

The good news is, we’re here to help.

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6 Awesome Scholarship Essays That Worked

When it comes to paying for college, scholarships are the best form of financial aid, since they offer students free money that never needs to be repaid. But let’s face it: completing scholarship applications, especially the essays, can feel overwhelming. The scholarship essay is arguably the most important part of the application and should be well-thought-out.. In this article, we’ll walk  through five scholarship essay examples and explain why they worked, so that you can write your own winning scholarship essays.

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What’s the right scholarship essay format and structure?

Many scholarships require you to submit at least one essay–and maybe you’ve already got that covered. But now you’re wondering: how should your essay be formatted? Should it be double-spaced or single-spaced? Should you include a title? Should you include the prompt? What does a typical scholarship essay format look like?

Although you don’t have to worry about essay formatting at Going Merry (we’ll structure and submit your application for you, with our pre-filled forms!), maybe you’re also applying to some other scholarships too. So we’re here to help you understand how to format your scholarship essay.

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How to answer “Why do you deserve this scholarship?” essay prompt (with examples!)

When you’re applying for scholarships, you’ll see tons of different essay prompts.Two of the most common are “Why do you deserve this scholarship?” or its similar variation “Why are you applying for this scholarship?” While these might seem like intimidating questions, don’t overthink them! These are straightforward questions that you can easily answer. You just have to organize your thoughts and convey your strengths in your scholarship essay!

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9 Tips for Writing an Essay About Yourself

You know yourself better than anyone else, but writing about yourself can still be tough! When applying for scholarships or to college, essay prompts  can feel so general (and yet so specific!) that they leave us stumped.  So we’ll show you 8 tips to write an essay about yourself, so that you can land more scholarships. (Psst – Going Merry makes applying easy.)

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How to transfer from a community college to a four-year university (and use your credits!) – complete with a suggested transfer student timeline

College is the time to learn about who you are and what you want to do. Many students attending community college plan to transfer to a four-year anniversary after completing their associate’s degree. This setup is an easy way to save on your tuition bill! But how do you jump-start your transfer process and use your credits?

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The Only College Financial Aid Guide You’ll Ever Need

Figuring out how to pay for college is often the most difficult part of the application process. Just as the need for a college education is rising, the cost of tuition is skyrocketing. Between 2003 and 2013 alone, the cost of tuition rose by 79% above inflation. Since 1982, the cost has increased by a total of 500%. As a result, about 40% of soon-to-be college students end up turning down their first-choice school and going for a cheaper option. 

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45 Weird Scholarships to Save You Money

Scholarships are one of the top options for funding college because they never need to be paid back. There are hundreds of thousands of different scholarships out there for all types of situations…even wacky and weird scholarships you never would’ve thought existed! Whether you’re left-handed, a Pokemon master, or passionate about laser tattoo removal, there’s a scholarship for you.

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How Do Scholarships Work? Understanding the Scholarship Application Process — with FAQs answered!

When you’re looking for colleges to apply to, what’s one of the most common factors you look at before you apply? Tuition. If college tuition is expensive, students might be steered away from applying. However, a scholarship application makes it easier for any and all students to be awarded money toward their tuition, books, room and board, and more. 

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