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Counselor Starter Guide: How to Use the Going Merry Scholarship Platform (step-by-step, with screenshots!)

You’ve signed up to use Going Merry to help your students find and apply for thousands of scholarships, but where do you start? At a quick glance, this might seem like a LOT of information. We’re here to assure you that our scholarship platform is helpful and easy to use. It could even become a staple in your process to educate and encourage students to apply for (and win!) scholarship awards. 

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20 Scholarships for First-Generation College Students

Being a first-generation college student is a huge accomplishment. First-generation means you’re the first in your family to pursue a post-secondary education. Some of our parents, grandparents, etc. understandably might not have had the opportunity, the funding, or the time to attend college. Now, there are first-generation scholarships students can apply for to help ease the costs of college tuition.

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11 Athletic Scholarships to Keep Your Funding Options in Motion

Student athletes on the court, the field, and in the classroom have a unique perspective. You can share your experiences about playing on a team, working with a coach, and setting personal records in your college essays. You can also apply specifically for athletic scholarships to help fund your college education (and in some cases, continue playing your sport/sports in college). Read on to learn more about these athletic scholarships.

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24 Easy Scholarships for Average Students

As college tuition rises, more students need to apply for financial aid whether they have a solid, average, or below-average academic record. The good news is there are plenty of scholarships you can apply for without being involved in athletics, arts, or having a strong academic record. Here are 30 scholarships for average students–with no GPA requirements, and no involvement in clubs or organizations required. 

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16 Study Tips for College: Building good study habits to succeed

College is an exciting and life-changing experience. It may be the first time you’ll be living on your own, and it’s a fantastic opportunity to make friends, meet new people, and learn about your interests both personally and professionally. However, adjusting to college life can be overwhelming – and figuring out a solid study routine is no exception! Take a look at these study tips for college to help you succeed.

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COVID-19 related questions for college admissions & financial aid

Last updated: May 1, 2020

With the current circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand this is an uncertain time for students, parents and counselors alike. You may have more college admissions and financial aid questions now than ever. We’re here to answer these questions to the best of our abilities so you can decide what’s best for your academic future.

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Not just FAFSA: Get your full financial aid package by filling out your state grants application

About one-third of college-bound high school seniors don’t fill out the FAFSA–and therefore miss out on an average of $14,000 per year in financial aid. Even more students don’t fill out their state financial aid forms–despite states granting students an average of $1000 in additional financial aid. Maybe it’s because high school students often don’t realize there’s an extra step beyond the FAFSA. That’s why we’re here to explain how the state financial aid process works.

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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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