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Dental Hygiene Scholarships - The Hunt is On

How do you find a source of dental hygiene scholarships?  High school students are told to visit their guidance counselor's office.  It is not a very helpful piece of advice. 

Counselors are stretched too thin managing too many students.   Sometimes so-called "scholarship guidance" amounts to nothing more than a drawer where the harried counselor tosses brochures or announcements without ever having the time to peruse them properly.

You can also visit the financial aid office at the college or university that you plan to attend.  The people who work there do their best to provide guidance, but they have very little idea about an individual's demographics and so they cannot even offer an educated guess about what funds might be the best matches for you.  Most of the time, they direct you -or redirect you, because undoubtedly you have already been there -to the FAFSA site. 

Searching for dental or dental hygiene scholarship funds is a tedious, time-consuming undertaking.  On top of searching through applications for the qualifiers that suit your personal situation, you have to stay on top of application deadlines -for spring and summer, and for fall and winter. 

Utilizing online scholarship assistance web sites will boost your chances of locating and securing the scholarships that you need -plus, they will organize your list of application deadlines. 

These services have become experts in asking you the kinds of questions that will direct your search to areas where you stand a genuine chance of obtaining funds. 

And as a result, rather than wasted hours on futile searches, you can channel your efforts toward the application process itself.

  • Scholarship Experts is an online company that has a proven track record of achievement. It has been an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau since 2001, and if you check it out on the Bureau's Safe Shopping Site for online businesses you will see it has an A+ rating. In addition to that, it has won endorsements from Sallie Mae, Kaplan, and Yahoo! Education, plus has ranked it among its "Best of the Web" since 2003. At Scholarship Experts you gain access to a database that's constantly seeking updates for its customers. It has helped students find over 2.4 million awards worth more than $14 billion.

You simply submit your scholarship profile -it's actually fun to answer the questions that define you and lead you to funds you never dreamed were available.  The scholarship funds that it lists for you are relevant to your self-described unique needs, background, and interests. 

This web site offers many bonuses, such as tips on locating and applying for the scholarships plus how to write letters or essays and a lot of other information.  And it's free!

  • You've also got to check out Fastweb. It's another free scholarship search tool that allows you to search for and then compare various colleges and the scholarship funds that each one offers. Whether you are in the initial stages of your education or if you have advanced to the stage of looking for an internship, Fastweb can help you find the dental hygiene scholarship funds that you need. It works pretty much the same way as Scholarship Experts, by taking you through a series of self-defining questions.

It also offers a plethora of knowledge, just waiting for you to click and view it.  You can browse through its library of student life articles, tell your parents about it so they can access the information that will most definitely interest them, and even submit your specific questions. 

Fastweb also has a good rating from the Better Business Bureau.  Even though the company has not actually joined the BBB, its online rating is above average, and it will continue to improve as the BBB learns more about it. 


You don't have to be on the verge of graduation to apply for dental hygiene scholarships.  In fact, the early applicant gets the jump on the biggest funds.  Either of these web sites will invite your participation whether you are a high school freshman or a senior. 

You are eligible to search whether you are an international graduate who is already studying in the United States or someone who plans to come to this country.  And you can search for scholarships on behalf of your child, and learn a whole lot about today's scholarship opportunities in the process, if you are the parent of a student. 

Both web sites utilize today's technologies to keep their listings up to date and employ staff research personnel to verify the listings.  There is no need to pay for seminars that purport to "educate" the parent and student about scholarship opportunities. 

And while there are worthwhile eBooks and conventional books that you can buy on the topic, these web sites really do their best to provide you with a wealth of information on the subject that interests you most:  How to get dental hygiene scholarship funds that meet your needs! 


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