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A college education certainly comes with a hefty price tag. But don't be discouraged! There are many opportunities available for scholarships so that students who show exceptional promise have the chance to get the education they deserve. There are scholarships for many different types of interests, activities, sports, and more. Read on for college scholarship strategies, types of scholarships, and scholarship winner profiles. And then maybe you'll get some ideas of your own on applying for and winning a scholarship that will get you the education to last you a lifetime.

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The Financial Aid Debate

College tuition isn't getting any cheaper. How can you make sure you're getting the most for your college dollars?

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Eats and College Scholarship Treats

Your fave food joints can also hook you up with money for college. Can anyone say "Yum!"?

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Don't Fall Victim to a Financial Aid Scam

There are many companies that offer help when it comes to paying for college. But how can you tell when a service is legit, and when it's a financial aid scam? Read this article to find out what to look for.

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Getting a College Scholarship: Seven Going on $10k

Shannon Lewis earned a college scholarship ... "So what," you say? You wouldn't be saying that if you knew Shannon is only seven!

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Let's Get Ready to Rumble -- Academic Style

Getting bored with those predictable scholarship applications and essays? CB Teen has the solution: academic competitions that are big on fun and prizes.

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Acne Squeezes a Scholarship

Two teens turn their anxiety over their acne problems into money for college scholarships!

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The Cosby Kids Ride to Free College Tuition

Many students can't afford their college tuition bills. Read about two who got the greatest gift from "Dr. Huxtable."

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College Scholarships for the Rest of Us

College scholarships aren't all about sports and scholastics -- check out seven ways you can get college scholarships without being an athlete or a book worm.

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How to Avoid College Scholarship Scams

Don't be fooled by college scholarship scams. Get an expert's advice on how to steer clear of bogus financial aid offers.

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The Online Poker Tournament: Gambling for Scholarships?

The online poker tournament is becoming a popular way for financially-strapped students to earn some extra cash for college.

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Athletic Scholarships Off the Beaten Path

These college athletic scholarships are far from the norm.

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Busting the Myths About College Athletics Scholarships

Separate facts from hype ... Here are some common college athletics myths.

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Scholarship Scams: What to Watch Out For...

Get ready...if they haven't already arrived, they're coming! We're talking about those scholarship and financial aid offers from fraudulent companies, guaranteeing that they can find you free scholarship money in exchange for an up-front "nominal" fee. What you'll really be offered is a scam, scam, scam!

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Jobs That Really Pay

Some savvy students create alternative "jobs" based on study and service. They develop special talents, join school groups and start new ones, and serve their communities. They take those hours they could've spent at traditional jobs and improve themselves while earning cash for college. Take it from students who know.

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Unique Sports Scholarships

Think you can only score a scholarship by being a star quarterback or MVP of your high school's baseball team? Think again..

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10 Ways to Score Yourself a Sports Scholarship

Securing a sports scholarship at a college or university is not something that just happens... it requires work and planning. Allsport Recruiting Coordinators, a top recruiting advisor company, has developed a list of 10 things you should be aware of as a student athlete in order to land sports-related college cash.

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Top Secret Tips for Landing that Scholarship

Check out these four top secret tips for landing the scholarship of your dreams...

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5 Ways to Beat Scholarship Stress

Check out these five easy tips for netting the scholarships you need to succeed.

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Financial Aid Denied

There are steps you can take to discuss and perhaps resolve questions about your financial aid package. Here they are...

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Money for College Offers to Add to the Junk Mail Pile

Walking back from the mailbox, you sort through the day's delivery to find junk mail, a guaranteed approved credit card application, and a letter offering help to find money for college. Before you get too excited, heed this scholarship scam warning.

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Academic Recruiting: Financial Aid with Merit?

Financial aid is financial aid, isn't it? What if you work your butt off academically through high school ... just as hard as that star quarterback worked on the field to get his full athletic scholarship? No matter how hefty your parents' bank account, don't you, too, deserve a shot at tuition big bucks?

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Scholarship Strategies That Work

Acing the scholarship application process is the first step. All you have to do is follow a few rules of the game..

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Betting on a College Education

The last couple of years have marked an explosion in college poker tournaments offering scholarships as prizes. Read more about the perks -- and pitfalls -- of gambling for your college education.

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10 Steps to Scholarship Snatchin'

We checked in with the experts at WiredScholar.com for their tips on taking the scholarship cake. Ready? Go...

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Turn on Your Scholarship Radar

It's perfectly alright to chill out, but you should always keep your eyes peeled when it comes to scoring cash for college. Whether it's the weekend or between classes, never turn off your "scholarship radar."

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Don't Sink Your Scholarship

You may be stressing over the one bad grade on your transcript, or the fact that your SAT verbal score was 50 points lower than you expected. But guess what? When it comes to scholarship applications, those aren't the things that'll get your app' thrown overboard.

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Insider Tips on Collecting College Scholarship Cash

Need a scholarship search starting-off guide? Kelly Tanabe, co-founder of SuperCollege.com and author of "Get Free Cash for College: Scholarship Secrets of Harvard Students" shares...

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10 Scholarship Secrets You Need to Know Now

Check out some scholarship search tips and score yourself some extra cash to put toward your education.

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What's the Method To Your Scholarship Madness?

Scholarships can save you lots of money when it comes to college tuition. Be sure to follow these nine steps to a successful scholarship search.

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Want a Scholarship? Show Off Your Talent!

Use the talents you already have to earn cash for college through scholarship competitions. Check out some award opportunities.

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Get-Cash Tips

Take a look at some tips and reminders about scholarship applications so you can get the most cash to add to your college education.

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Scholarship Questions You Always Wanted Answered But Forgot to Ask

CollegeBound spoke with an expert on college grants and scholarships to get all your free money questions answered. Take a look at what we found out...

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Strategize Your Way to Great Recommendations

Scholarships require many parts. An extremely important part is the recommendation letter. In order to get the best recommendation, take a look at these tips.

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Bending the Scholarship Rules... Is it a good idea?

The scholarship for which you're applying has an essay requirement, but you have a better essay topic idea or perhaps you think it would help if you included your artwork with the application. After visually scouring the application, however, it doesn't say anywhere that either is allowable. Let's see what the scholarship judges have to say.

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Score a Scholarship, Lose Your College Grant?!

The good news is you received work-study, a grant, financial aid, and an outside scholarship. Great job! The bad news is that once your college found out about the scholarship, they reduced their assistance by that amount.

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Scoring Specialty Scholarships

Whatever your specialty--computers, aviation, spa management, or anything in between--there are sure to be scholarships you can score.

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Families Face Fierce Competition for Student Aid: Season Starts with Sharp Increase in Demand

The student financial aid season started January 1, and early indications are that competition for the estimated $144 billion of federal, state, and institutional aid is likely to be fierce in the 2009-10 academic year.

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Scholarships for Survivors

Read about these 10 scholarships for survivors that remind us that out of tragedy, there is hope.

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