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Making Sense of Your Financial Aid Award Letter: What do the numbers mean?

Receiving your financial aid award letter can be an exciting time when you’re prepping for college. You can see how much financial aid you’re eligible to receive per college you’re accepted to. But it can also be confusing – what do the numbers mean? What is the financial aid award letter, and do you need to act on it? Which college has offered you a better “deal?” We’re breaking all of this down for you.

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How to write a financial aid appeal letter to request more college financial aid (with a letter template!)

You’ve received your college acceptance letters and your financial aid award letter, but it’s not enough. Maybe that’s because your top-choice school has offered you less aid than other schools, or because your financial circumstances have recently changed. Don’t worry – your aid offer is not necessarily final. You can write a financial aid appeal letter to request a revised financial aid package. Here’s how.

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23 Community Service Scholarships and Grants for 2020

Over 77.34 million adults volunteered with an organization in 2017, according to the Volunteering in America Report. But whether you’re a student collecting hours to graduate high school or volunteering for fun, this list of community service scholarships can help reward you for doing good.

Of course, if you want to see even more scholarships, sign up for Going Merry to get a list of hundreds of scholarships that you’re eligible for. We match you to the best scholarships for your unique profile.

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22 Superb Scholarships for Minorities for 2020 – 2021

In 2014, only 62-63% of Black or Hispanic students went straight from high school to college, compared to 68% for White students, according to a study by the National Center for Education Statistics. In part, this is because students from minority races are more affected by the high cost of attendance. It can be challenging to figure out how to pay for college, but minority scholarships are one great way to help students with their tuition bills.

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How the Habit Burger Celebrated Its 50th Anniversary with a Going Merry Scholarship Competition (Case Study)

We love connecting students with exceptional brands hosting scholarships on our site, including Hewlett Packard, H&M, Dell, Foot Locker, Sam’s Club and many more! One recent great brand that used Going Merry is the Habit Burger Grill, a gourmet burger chain operating in 12 states, with more than 260 restaurants.

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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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