In the last blog posting – Finding Scholarship Sources – I mentioned Twitter as a means of following professional people, organizations, schools, and web sites. You can also use Twitter to search for scholarship opportunities.
Using Twitter Search (http://search.twitter.com/), start your initial search using basic terms, such as scholarship, scholarships, scholarship application, scholarship deadline, international scholarships, scholarships international students, and so on. Some results will come from professional sources, others from students; either way, it could be very informative and helpful.
Next, search for links or websites by searching for scholarship www; scholarship http; or scholarship deadline www; scholarship deadline http; and so on. You can also substitute the word grant for scholarship, and search for grants as well.
Within Twitter Search, in the right column, you can subscribe to any of the Twitter searches in Google Reader, or any RSS reader you use. If any specific organizations stand out in your searches, remember that you may also be ablbe to follow them on Twitter!
If you haven’t created a Twitter profile – now is definitely the time! Visit Twitter to create your profile. Find professionals, schools, and organizations to follow. Use Twitter Search and start searching for scholarships and grants today! Set up RSS feeds to keep you updated on all the latest information. Good luck!