The holidays are over and the college acceptance letters are rolling in (if not, I’m sure they will roll in next week!)! That means it’s time for shopping… I mean, scholarship applications! Many scholarship app deadlines are approaching quickly, so don’t put off the application.
BK Scholarship Application Deadline
UPDATED: May 5, 2016 – The deadline to apply for the BK Scholarship has passed (December 15), but you can find other scholarships now or check into a scholarship guide for a comprehensive offline listing of scholarships you can apply for! Also, don’t forget to sign up for reminders (in the right column) and we’ll notify you when the application reopens next fall! take advantage of our custom scholarship search engine below or purchase your guide book today. There’s still time to apply for many other scholarships!
Search More Scholarships
The deadline for the 2016 BK Scholarship may be behind us, but you can still find other scholarships, grants, and sources of financial aid. We’ve provided this custom Google search to help you search for other ways to pay for college:
Other Ways to Save Money for College
In addition to the BK Scholarship, students from the class of 2019 should consider other ways to save money for college.
- Get credit for what you already know with CLEP, College Level Examination Program, which is a set of standardized tests on a variety of subjects including biology, marketing, algebra, humanities and another popular option – college composition. A variety of study guides are available for all sorts of exams and can be purchased on Amazon.com. Check out this sample for the College Composition exam – after all, writing those personal essays for college scholarship applications has provided plenty of practice! Study guide from Amazon.com: CLEP® College Composition Book + Online (CLEP Test Preparation)
- Consider using the time now to apply for as many scholarships as possible. It can be a numbers game, and unfortunately students won’t quality for all scholarships. By applying for more than one scholarships for the 2016-2017 school year, students can increase their odds for securing extra funds for college. Check out resources such as FastWeb or connect with your local guidance counselor for more information on scholarships, including the Burger King Scholarship of course! Another great way to search scholarship information online is by tapping into social networks such as Twitter. If you go to search.twitter.com and type in the word “scholarships” you can see a wealth of up to date scholarship information that you may not have seen searching other websites. While you’re there, you can even follow @Fastweb to stay up to date on their scholarship information and scholarship giveaways!
Here’s a recent Tweet from the Fastweb team:
On #MothersDay, give #mom what she wants: apply for #scholarships to help pay for school. Search #Scholarships on Twitter— Fastweb Scholarships (@PayingForSchool) May 2, 2016
- You’ve applied for scholarships and grants (including the Burger King Scholarship!) but how about reducing your overall cost of college? One of the newest and best ways to save money in college is to get a head start by taking some of your general education courses online or testing out of them altogether! Services like Straighterline offer dozens of college courses for a minimal fee, costing students hundreds or even thousands less than standard tuition rates. Next year’s college Freshmen can enroll online and begin taking classes immediately for a minimal fee, at their own pace and anywhere they’re connected to the Internet. Knock out an assignment at Grandma’s house (she’ll be proud at how responsible you’re being!), or get your reading done in the comfort of your own home. Imagine the time and money you’ll save by completing some of your basic college courses like Algebra 1 Online and other online college algebra course, online history courses, and online english classes. In fact, Straighterline is one of the best ways to earn credit for online college courses.
Why not start your BK Scholarship application today, then apply for additional scholarships while you’re at it! You’ll thank yourself later when you have extra money for college. Good luck in your application process, and we look forward to hearing from you when you’ve received your award letters!