Scholarship season is here: How to apply for the best local scholarships

Scholarship season is here: How to apply for the best local scholarships. (Photo: LCCF Facebook Page)

LAPEER, Mich. -- Experts at the Lapeer County Community Foundation say the number one piece of advice they have for students is to think local when it comes to applying for scholarships.

A lot of times kids apply for national scholarships where they are up against thousands of other applicants. Experts say there are hundreds of local dollars going untouched year after year.

I had the chance to sit down with the Executive Director of the LCCF while she was talking to two Almont High School Students about their scholarship options for college.

She told them when it comes to applying always remember the Four P's.

  • Plan ahead
  • be Prepared
  • Pay attention to deadlines
  • Proofread

One of the students said during the session she learned about a scholarship that she wasn't aware of.

"The Daley Scholarship. It's an agricultural scholarship. My sister and I are going into that field and it's one of the largest scholarships in the county." said Almont High School Student, Ashley Gibbs.

"Make sure that you read through your scholarship application and it makes sense. Spelling does count if it's a fillable form make sure you're filling it out," said Executive Director at LCCF, Nancy Boxey.

Students should also remember to use the resources in your neighborhoods. Check out local service clubs, talk to your school counselors and local community organizations. You never know what you'll find.

Experts also told me that it's important that students don't shy away from the smaller scholarships.

Click here for scholarship information at LCCF.

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