Celebrate National Scholarships Month by Searching for One

I’ve recently received a notice about Sallie Mae’s scholarship search tool for graduate scholarships, so I wanted to mention it here. Finding funding for grad school can be a challenge, unless your program is fully funded. Having a search tool like this could be a game-changer for some. Their $20,000 Bridging the Dream Scholarship would virtually pay for our MFA program. This month, they are also offering a $10,000 scholarship:

This tool exclusively for graduate scholarships has 950,000 scholarships with up to $1 billion in resources available. Students that sign up for this free service are automatically entered into our $1,000 a month scholarship drawing, and for the month of November (national Scholarship month) this is a $10,000 award.

They also have good advice on searching for scholarships and ways to fund your graduate education. Sallie Mae is also one of the lending institutions that offer student loans, so they have information on those as well.

Those of you who are applying to graduate programs now (and those who are already in one) should take advantage of this service. I’ve known a grad student who received significant aid for being Polish-American; you may fit another criterion that a scholarship focuses on. You never know what you may qualify for until you search.

Published by Kendall Dunkelberg

I am a poet, translator, and professor of literature and creative writing at Mississippi University for Women, where I direct the Low-Res MFA in Creative Writing, the undergraduate concentration in creative writing, and the Eudora Welty Writers' Symposium. I have published three books of poetry, Barrier Island Suite, Time Capsules, and Landscapes and Architectures, as well as a collection of translations of the Belgian poet Paul Snoek, Hercules, Richelieu, and Nostradamus. I live in Columbus with my wife, Kim Whitehead; son, Aidan; and dog, Aleida.

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