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What is a College Major?
Deep diving into the world of higher education can be overwhelming. With so many fields of study to pick from, having to choose only one may feel impossible. Before making your decision, it's important to take a step back and look over exactly what you're deciding on. The short answer: a college major is a student's chosen field of study that determines the coursework a student must complete to attain a college degree. Often, graduates base their careers around their college majors, so your fiel
The Best States for College Students in 2022
The college years are full of excitement, learning, and lots of growth. Everyone has a unique experience, and that experience can be heavily determined by where you attend college. Every state has different offerings when it comes to being a college student and we wanted to find out which were the best! We looked at factors that heavily impact students, including the cost of tuition, living expenses, graduation rates, and the number of college students in each state. See which states are the be
Most Popular College Majors in 2022
Choosing what you study in college is a big deal. It can be a determining factor in what career field you work in and what you end up doing for the rest of your life. We wanted to know what fields students are most interested in, so we took a look at our database of over 1.5 million students to find out what majors are the most popular in the United States. Take a look at what we found out! Breaking down the most popular college majors in 2022 1. Most popular college major by state 2. Top te
The 2022 Bold.org College Showdown
We're hosting our own version of March Madness: the Bold.org College Showdown. Following the structure of March Madness, we'll be pitting the most popular universities against each other - but there's a catch! The most popular universities will be decided by your votes on Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/bolddotorg/]! From there, we'll have head-to-head voting to discover the winner. The best part? If your school wins, so do you! A student from the winning school will win an EXCLUSIVE $10
How to Find Scholarships
Figuring out how to find scholarships is simpler than it seems: in a nutshell, resources like online scholarship platforms and College Board can allow students to access hundreds of scholarships. Other ways to find scholarships include your high school’s guidance office or the financial aid office of a university. College is expensive, but financial aid like college scholarships can greatly decrease the cost of tuition. Since scholarships are essentially free money that doesn’t need to be repaid
What is a Good ACT Score?
Getting a good ACT score can open up doors of opportunity for you to be accepted at your dream college or to obtain an advantageous merit scholarship. But how do you know what your target score should be? What is a good ACT score in 2022? Generally speaking, a good ACT score is 24 or higher; that's because it's best to aim for an ACT composite score that's in the 75th percentile or above. However, a score that's "good" for you may not be the same as for somebody else – your ACT score goal will
What is the Difference Between a Grant and a Scholarship?
Understanding the difference between a grant and a scholarship is complex, but here is the short answer: Scholarships [https://bold.org/scholarships/] can come from many different sources, are typically merit-based, and are exclusively for higher education expenses. Grants, however, are not solely reserved for tuition, are normally need-based, and often come from the federal government. The main differences between scholarships and grants 1. Where the gift aid is being applied 2. How someone
How to Write a Scholarship Thank You Letter
After earning a scholarship, many forget to write a scholarship thank you letter. This simple, six-step guide will show you how to structure yours.
What Is a Merit Based Scholarship?
When applying for scholarships, many students ask, "What is a merit based scholarship [https://bold.org/scholarships/academic-merit-based/]?" It's a great question, but the answer has multiple parts: 1. Definition of a merit based scholarship 2. Merit scholarship factor 1: Academics 3. Merit scholarship factor 2: Extracurricular activities 4. Merit scholarship factor 3: Other factors 5. Types of merit based scholarships 6. Frequently asked questions about merit based scholarships 7. How
How to Set Up a Memorial Scholarship Fund
You want your memorial scholarship to truly honor your loved one, but attempting to create a memorial scholarship can feel confusing and daunting. Here's how to start a memorial scholarship in minutes: 1. About memorial scholarships 2. Create your donor account 3. Submit your proposal 4. Finalize the details with our philanthropy team 5. Review the draft we create 6. Fund the scholarship 7. Frequently asked questions about memorial scholarships 8. Bold.org's free memorial scholarship ma
The Ultimate Guide on Student Loan Forgiveness in 2022
The nation's student loan debt grows six times faster than the nation's economy. Click to learn how student loan forgiveness works today!
How to Start a Scholarship Fund
Creating a scholarship can feel daunting. There are many options available (ranging from setting it up yourself to using a scholarship management service). This post will guide you through the scholarship creation process.
How to Write a Scholarship Essay
College scholarship essays are part of many applications as a way for the scholarship committees to learn more about the candidates and their motivations. They have the power to make or break your scholarship application. Because of this, writing a scholarship essay can often seem stressful and daunting. As a way to ease the essay writing process, we have compiled steps for writing strong scholarship essays, tips to make them stand out to a scholarship committee, and questions students often as
How to Apply for Scholarships
This guide offers a comprehensive list of tips on how to apply for scholarships and maximize your winnings.