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The 10 Best Places to Find Scholarships on Twitter

Sep 28, 2011 Shanon Woodruff, Columnist | 4 Comments

It's no secret that there are thousands of scholarships out there just waiting to be snatched up by eager college bound students in need of some financial assistance, but finding them can be quit a tedious task. Hidden in the deep recesses of the Web, numerous businesses, organizations, and colleges offer millions of dollars in scholarships each year. However, unless you are well-versed in scouring the Web, the odds of finding the right scholarship that meets your specific needs could be very small. And becoming increasingly more common, students and parents are falling prey to scholarship scams that do no more than take their money and leave them in even further need than when they began.  

So, what is one to do? Where can students go to find more information about scholarships they have a chance of receiving? Believe it of not, Twitter. That's right, I said Twitter! In today's world of 24 hour media cycles and endless streams of information, Twitter has become of the best ways to get a message out to the largest audience possible. With the hundreds of Twitter clients out there, searching for buried information is easier than ever. Which is why so many
organizations have begun using it for getting the word out
about their scholarship programs.

Which is why we have done a bit of searching and have found ten of the best places to find scholarships on Twitter. These ten Twitter accounts offer their followers information on a variety of scholarships as well as some excellent tips for being a better student.

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Eduthusiast Over a year ago

Thank you for this article. I found each of these on twitter and added them to my feed. I am a 40 yr old mother of five who recently started college. I just finished my third semester. If not for grants and scholarships I could never have had the opportunity to get an education. I am so grateful to my the government, the people, my local educational institution and all others that offer these grants and scholarships so that people like me have a chance to improve their lives.

I have been very fortunate this past year in terms of my education. I received a pell grant, the TN lottery Hope Scholarship, and an Honors Scholarship from Motlow Community College where I am working towards an Associates Degree in Communications. I finished this semester with a 4.0. I also received an Ambassadorship from Motlow. This is a full scholarship to study abroad in London for three weeks in the Summer. I have never been outside of Tennessee, so this opportunity is a dream come true for me.

I hope to continue my studies, earn a BS in Communications, and then attend Law School. I want to study International Law and Human Rights. My ultimate goal is to make this world a better place. I know that getting an education is the way for me to do this. I would never have had the chance to do this without the individuals and organizations who make these grants and scholarships available. I am so grateful. Thank you for sharing these wonderful opportunities with the world. I hope that more people realize that their dream of an education is possible.

~T. Warren

Bsistare Over a year ago

Twitter could be a huge resource for those looking to amp up their aid package as long a the birds chirp those potential seed bin locations!

Lilylives889 Over a year ago

Twitter is a great resource--another one is @Scholarships360.

Monica L. Matthews Over a year ago

These are great suggestions! Another way to use Twitter for scholarship help is by joining in on chats. A great one is #CollegeCash, which is every Thursday at 10pm EST. It hosts college experts who weekly give out free college advice and financial aid information. M.M., http//

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