Scholarships are about as numerous as students themselves, and that’s why we’ve been curating a series of personal stories about the scholarship experience: searching, applying, deciding and of course… winning. What we learned is that oftentimes, scholarship recipients didn’t think they’d win — for a number of reasons! Financially, extra-curricular-wise or simply because they felt they were too average. And many of them were happy to have been wrong. As one writer put it: My parents believed in me, but with all the other people applying, I did not think that I was going to win any. Here are some highlights from the BetterGrads “College 101 Blog” Scholarship Stories special series: Study Abroad Awards Be persistent in seeking out the right resources, explore how you can enhance your learning internationally, and start turning your dreams into reality. I promise: you will be glad you did. Sam Lim Fulbright Scholar Berlin, Germany A [...]
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