Textbooks, student loans, meal plans, and the simple cost of living all add up to the stress of a typical college student. What if there was a way to solve all this stress before you scramble for coins? Look no further than Austin Peay’s Scholarship Application.

Austin Peay students have a plethora of scholarship opportunities that most don’t know about.

The scholarships are arranged into different categories. Weather you are a freshman, transfer, out of state, nontraditional, or first generation college student, there is an application for you. Tennessee also offers the TN Promise application for high school graduates to attend a community or technical school free of tuition and fees.

The deadline for these applications is Tuesday Feb. 1.

The search for applications that apply to you is made simple thanks to the scholarship search. The search can be done in two ways by category or by keyword. Some scholarships depend on things such as major, GPA, and classification. To apply simply read the qualifications and submit the paperwork needed for each scholarship.

Here are a few tips and tricks as well as some other websites that can help save your wallet for the 2023-2024 semester:

  • According to The Princeton Review, “Understand the Scholarship provider’s overall mission and purpose. Each scholarship provider is looking for students who meet certain criteria. Consider writing about an experience or interest that highlights your strong ties to the organization’s mission. Genuine passion and enthusiasm for your topic will show through in your essay writing.”
  • Outline outline outline! Every good essay starts with an outline with the help of Austin Peay’s Writing Center. You can schedule an appointment to provide assistance for any writing needs from professional to personal writing. This comes with three consultations with hours that work with your schedule.
  • Check out Bold.org- Bold.org has exclusive grants and scholarships that are tailored to you and your needs to apply to scholarships. You create a personal profile that is included in every scholarship that you apply for. This makes your profile professional and open to every opportunity possible.

College is expensive but it doesn’t have to be. Make connections, send in scholarship essays, and network yourself. Your wallet and your overall state of being will thank you.