Learn a few details about a hefty $10,000 annual scholarship from CollegeXpress. Real easy to join. Learn about deadlines, eligibility requirements and other helpful info!
CollegeXpress, a scholarship and college matchmaking site from Carnegie Communications, has a quick and easy scholarship sweepstakes worth $10,000 to eligible students attending one of their member schools. The contest starts in June and ends in May of each year and only requires a simple registration to the site (takes 3 mins and 11 secs their count). You can register online or by filling out a response card located in one of Carnegie Communication’s magazines. They’re also offering a bonus ‘Refer a Friend’ scholarship each month worth $500 to those who can refer the most people to the application by various means (social media, blog, email, etc). Although not as popular or well-known as Fastweb or CollegeProwler, this site has been around since 1995 and pretty much performs some of the same services to help students find financial aid and colleges. With the difficulty of finding the right college or searching for a ton of scholarships, we can use all the help we can get, right?
If you’re a college student or are planning to enroll, the first thing you need to do is make sure you’re going to be attending a member college before signing up for the site. A list of member colleges as well as rules for the scholarship and past winners can be found here. Other than that, creating a profile for CollegeXpress is real simple and will enter you for a chance to win some nice cash. Also, if you’ve been in the college searching process or are already enrolled, no doubt you’ve signed-up to many college/scholarship search engine sites which offer the same type of incentive programs just for signing up. However, if you haven’t won anything yet, don’t give up! The only way you will be able to win anything is by signing-up for more programs (of course!). You can find a list of 50 college and scholarship matchmaking sites and apply to those who offer scholarship sweepstakes to increase your chances of winning aid. The scholarship drawing for this program will be conducted in May with the funds sent to the academic institution of which the student is enrolled.
Along with their $10,000 scholarship, CollegeXpress offers help in a variety of ways to those enrolled or are interested in attending a post-secondary institution. They have experts waiting and willing to answer any questions and will offer advice via articles and blogs published on the site. In order to receive up-to-date information on various colleges/universities, they employ the use of Wintergreen Orchard House which has a sizable database of college, graduate and scholarship info. The articles written on the site come from college/university administration officials so should be stocked-full of helpful advice. They also have lists and rankings of colleges based on a variety of criteria. With all this extra help plus a $10,000 scholarship, signing-up should be a no-brainer!