When and Where to Find Scholarships

When to start looking for scholarships interview Christine Oodle

Did you know that billions of scholarship money goes unfunded? It’s not because people don’t qualify but because people don’t apply.

Coach Christine shares her years of experience helping frantic parents find ways to pay for their teen’s college.


•    Scholarships are *kinda* free money, but you do have to work for it
•    Scholarships are cheaper then student loans
•    Fill out the FAFSA form by February of their Senior year
•    Take the SAT / ACT as often as possible. Your highest score will be used
•    Take advantage of work study programs
•    Create a team to help find scholarships



Apply for scholarships before starting college – as early as 9th grade.

Search for scholarships all the way through college. Coach Christine recommends looking for at least 3-5 scholarships a month.

Create a team around you to help find scholarships.

Walk into the bursar’s office or even ask the head of specific departments for one-off scholarships.


Write great scholarship essays

  • Keep your essays upbeat
  • Throw humor in there when possible
  • Use good penmanship if presenting written applications
  • It needs to be well written, no typos
  • Have someone review for grammar errors


For more help with saving or paying for higher education, reach out to us: www.FinancialWellnessShow.com/coaches

when and where to find college scholarships

About The Author

Steve Stewart

Coach Steve has been helping everyday Americans pay attention, not interest, since 2007 after he and his wife paid off $15k in consumer debt and, using the principles he teaches, they paid off their house in 2015. You will find him using his passion and messaging gifts to create financial education content through speaking, blogging and coaching all over the United States. You can reach him by completing a contact form at http://FinancialWellnessShow.com/contact