Wouldn't it be great if snagging extra cash for college were as easy as asking nicely? Even those employing a little financial aid strategy may dread the feat of paying for college. In fact, since 2007, the top concern cited by parents and students in our College Hopes & Worries survey has either been the inability to afford a top-choice school or the level of debt they'll accrue along the way. So naturally you'll turn to scholarships for a little extra help.
With scholarships — as with any portion of your college application — you'll want to put your best foot forward in order to stand out in an ever-increasing pool of students vying for the same money. Here are three ways to grab the attention of scholarship-awarding committees.