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Using Twitter to Find Scholarships

Posted on April 6th, 2009 by Jennifer Frankel

We all know that Twitter is growing in popularity and fast becoming one of the hottest things in the social media world – and a place to get information, help and advice quickly! For international students, it represents an goldmine to gather information advice and help from not only schools who are twittering, but also from organizations.

One very big use of twitter that has been uncovered by our good friends at the Financial Aid Podcast is utilizing the powerful twitter search function to find scholarships. The following is their excellent posting about how to use twitter in this manner:

Start at Twitter Search. Look for the basic term first to see what’s available:

scholarship - Twitter Search

Our familiar friends, the words deadline and application, show even more insight:

scholarship deadline - Twitter Search

Now, to take action, we should start to look for URLs:

scholarship deadline www - Twitter Search

scholarship deadline http - Twitter Search

And don’t forget to search for document types, too, like PDFs:

scholarship pdf - Twitter Search

Kick it up a notch and subscribe to any or all of these Twitter searches in Google Reader (or any RSS reader you have)

scholarship pdf - Twitter Search

So as you can see, just like using Google Search, you can also use the Twitter Search feature to find things you need. The main example here is to look for scholarships, but for internatonal students you could try and search for things like:

  • “International Scholarships”
  • “Study USA”
  • “Study UK”
  • “Study Abroad”
  • and so on……..

The possibilities are endless to find current and up-to-date information – so get searching!

Once again – don’t forget to check out the Financial Aid Podcast and their scholarship site Scholarship Points. You can also follow them on twitter @winscholarships and @cspenn.

Of course, you can also follow up on twitter @intstudent

19 Responses to “Using Twitter to Find Scholarships”

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