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The Top Five College Scholarship Myths

by Making Waves Foundation

When you are the first in your family to attend college, you often aren’t knowledgeable about how to maximize scholarships to pay for college. Sometimes your college dreams might seem unattainable with the rising costs of college tuition and housing.

In celebration of National Scholarship Month, here are the top five myths I hear about college scholarships from high school seniors and the reality that debunks these myths.

Myth #1

Students might not want to apply for more than one scholarship because they think they will have to write multiple essays.

Myth #2

Sometimes students think they won’t qualify for scholarships because they don’t have a 4.0 GPA.

Myth #3

Often students think won’t qualify for scholarships because their expected family contribution (EFC) is not zero.

Myth #4

Some DREAMers think they would not be eligible for scholarships because of their status.

Myth #5

Students are sometimes discouraged in thinking scholarships are too competitive and they would not be selected.