(PRWEB) June 12, 2012
In the quest for bigger and better financial aid, students can have no greater ally than the Internet, which has allowed for organizations, colleges and universities, as well as government programs to advertise all types of scholarship and grant opportunities. However, some websites take it a step further. YourTuition.com has created a name for itself since it’s opening by providing daily updated information about the latest scholarships and grants, and now the website is creating an even bigger database. No wonder its member base swelled to over 25,000 in its first months. With a detailed scholarship search and tips on getting bigger financial aid checks, YourTuition.com has become an ally to the student trying to get money for school.
“We simply want students to succeed. Our researchers constantly look for the newest scholarships that also have a history of quality,” said Jeff Giles, creator and co-founder of YourTuition.com. “Every scholarship that we research is a potential for one of our members to pay tuition next semester, so we take it very seriously.”
Currently, members who join gain access to a wide database of different scholarship help articles, as well as the daily blog, which has showcased a variety of scholarships, everything from $20,000 scholarships for engineers to those who are simply left handed. However, this is going to grow in 2012. All of the articles will also come with tips on how to ace the scholarship application for each type of scholarship with a detailed explanation of what the scholarship issuer is looking for.
“In some cases, the organization just wants to see a passion, but others want you to really commit to the idea behind the scholarship, so in addition to an essay, you also have to join their organization. There are other scholarships that are all based on luck, where they just pick you out of a raffle. We like to focus on scholarships that have an online application, one or two essay questions and have a big payout, over $1,000. However, we still write about the bigger scholarships that will draw in thousands of entries, because usually those payouts are much greater,” explains Giles.
YourTuition.com has always been committed to its student base, but also reaches out to organizations providing scholarships, requesting more information, tips for students who are applying and even to guest write a series on the blog that would help students stand out more during the scholarship application process. As YourTuition.com’s readership grows to even higher numbers, developers are also thinking of other ways to help students, such as more search tools, smart apps and widgets. All of these efforts combined make it almost impossible for students not to hear about the latest scholarships and apply online.
Giles also believes that as YourTuition.com has grown as a popular scholarship medium, it has also paid attention to what its visitors and members want.
“We want to make it so that students don’t have to worry about finding money for school. We’re very committed to our members and visitors, because they also give us new directions and help mold our content. For that, we are developing other ways to reward our dedicated members, because they have given us so much.”