We live in a world that underlines the crucial importance of education and yet – it stays a privilege for those who can afford it. Especially in the U.S., applying to college is more of a nerve-wracking period than a joyful event of one opening a new chapter in a life. High competition and even higher tuition fees make application processes a stressful experience, not to mention the pressure of choosing a field of study and getting admitted to a well-ranked college institution.
According to Medical Daily, this is why a majority of freshmen-to-be report symptoms of the burn-out syndrome, severe anxiety, and even clinical depression. There is a lot of money at stake and worried parents don’t help by putting additional pressure on their children. This approach can easily trigger feelings of fear and nervousness in adolescents as they don’t want to turn out to be a failed investment.
Sure, one can get a job or explore the possibilities of earning money online but the reality is – tuition fees are extremely high and most people simply cannot afford it. In 2016, we witnessed a crippling student debt crisis where recent graduates were left with an average of $37.000 in loans, IBT reported. A great number of students aren’t fully aware of what they are signing up for when deciding to take a loan. Huge debts after graduation make them postpone major life events such as marriage or buying a home.
In addition to student loans, there is another option for future students: scholarships. To apply for a scholarship, there is a list of requirements one must fulfill such as the minimum GPA that’s needed, a demonstration of the need for financial aid, knowledge of languages, a list of attended extracurricular activities, references and recommendations, etc. It is demanding as it takes a lot of time and preparing the documents.
But what if we tell you there is a way to apply for the desired scholarship with a swipe of a finger, without extensive paperwork, right from your mobile device, from wherever you are?
Apply.Me is an app that helps you browse through a great database of scholarships, find the one that’s perfect for you, and apply.
Setting up a Profile Is Simple
This app has a nice, clean, user-friendly design that ensures the easiest way to set up a profile. You can register or even connect via your Facebook profile. It takes just a few minutes of your time to build a profile. The more detailed it is, the better: the app uses the information you provide in order to connect you with the best scholarships that would be of your interest and the ones you’re eligible to apply for.
All you have to do is fill in the form once and the app will use it for numerous applications you choose. This system is great for several reasons:
- It’s time-saving: no need for you to fill in different applications; do it only once and the app will reuse your data without you needing to retype anything or deal with singular applications.
- It’s easy to manage: the app is designed so that you don’t have to worry about filling in multiple forms; you can focus on sorting your applications by swiping.
- Simple access is ensured: all your applications are stored in one place so forget about messy desktop folders or hectic email inbox.
The visual structure of the text regarding eligibility and requirements makes it easier to understand what’s expected of applicants. It guides the user’s eye through the most important info, such as the monetary value of the grant, deadline to apply, whether or not an essay is required, etc. You can even type your essay on the go within the app.
The Focus Is on the Personalized Experience
While browsing for scholarships the old-school way (surfing the web from a PC) demands a certain amount of research skills, knowing where to look and how to use search filters, with Apply.Me there’s far less work. Offers come to you, not the other way around.
Using the .ME ending automatically explains the user what our service is all about. From a user perspective is all about the ‘me’, placing the user in the center.Ken Sandorffy, Apply.me (Scholarship Owl)
The key lies in building a full profile based on which the app provides you with a list of scholarships that truly match your interests, needs, within the specific field of study. This way, you are less stressed about it and can be rest assured you won’t miss anything: all you have to do is choose! The database is growing and so there will be even a wider variety of programs available in months to come.
Remember the time you filled in the application for that cool scholarship and then once you wanted to click the “submit“ button, you saw it’s pass the deadline? Oh, the frustration and anger. Well, with the Apply.Me , you don’t have to worry about that: scholarships are updated regularly and so the expired ones will not be shown to you.
In addition to all of the mentioned, Apply.Me has many advantages:
- Security is a priority: all your applications are sent through the high-end security screening.
- Apply wherever you are: easy system makes it a treat to browse through scholarships, be it on the bus ride home, in a coffee shop, or from the comfort of your bed.
- Forget about spam: use the mailbox within the app to manage all scholarship correspondence.
- Stay informed: Apply.Me will notify you whenever there’s a new scholarship offer that matches your criteria.
Obtaining a college degree stays one of the most valuable assets on the job market. Apply.Me is your great ally in pursuing higher education, making the scholarship application process as simple as possible, even a pleasure! It is specifically designed for tech-savvy young people who seek a more efficient way of communicating via technology.
Current Position on the Market
Apply.Me is brought to you by the team of professionals from the Owl Marketing Ltd, and is fairly new on the market (released on the 15th of November, 2016). It is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and it requires iOS 10 or later. The app has a 4+ rating, although there are no customer ratings yet. Despite the fact it’s only been with us for about a month, Apply.Me hides great potential: it already has a rich database of scholarships that continues to grow as many programs, organizations, and institutions recognize the necessity of reaching out to potential scholarship receivers in this innovative way.
The main idea behind the Apply.Me is to support the students by helping them find a way to finance their education. It contributes to a more enjoyable experience of starting a new chapter in life, without stress or unclear guidelines about how to apply for a grant. A student-to-be can revive the excitement for the world and find his long lost enthusiasm for learning as there are fewer worries about the needed paperwork and finances.
Give Apply.Me a try: your college may be just a swipe away!