Searching for a scholarship that suits your requirements and that you are eligible for is probably the most hectic part of finding a scholarship to fund your studies. There are thousands of scholarship opportunities provided by different sources around the world but you will have to put a lot of effort in searching for suitable scholarship opportunities. There are number of ways to search for a scholarship. You can search for scholar by using ordinary search engines over internet, you can use scholarship search engines available over the internet and you can search for scholarships by manually checking with local organizations in your home country.
Most of the students try to search scholarships by using Google search engine. To search through Google, scholarships searchers should know some tips and tricks that can save their time and effort. First of all you will have to decide on the keywords you will use. You should use keywords that explain your requirements in the most precise way possible, for example if you are looking for engineering scholarships for first year engineering students studying in UK, you will use ‘Freshman engineering scholarships in UK’ as a keyword. The choice of correct keywords can save a lot of your time and effort by reducing the amount of junk coming through the search engine.
You can also use some tricks to filter your results in Google search engine. After you have opened the search page by using your keyword you can copy paste ‘&as_qdr=L’ at the end of the URL that is appearing in address bar to see scholarships posted in the last year. Similarly ‘&as_qdr=m’ and ‘&as_qdr=w’ can be used to locate scholarships posted in last month and last week respectively. If you want to see scholarships posted in last day you can copy paste ‘&as_qdr=d’ at the end of the URL.
These tricks will make your search more convenient and help you avoid junk, however searching through Google is still a very hectic process because you will have to read requirements of every scholarship provider and decide whether you qualify for it or not. An alternative is the use of scholarships search engines available over internet that can help you search for a scholarship that you are eligible for with more convenience. These search engines will require you to provide all your information and then they will automatically search a scholarship that you are eligible to apply for.