I’ve tried this method personally, and it has worked well for me and my clients
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An Overview of the Secret Scholarship .EDU Backlinks Method
- The core essence is to announce a scholarship program award that you or your client will be handing out to one student winner out of several who apply for the award.
- You will then plan to award between $500 to $1000 (whichever works best for you) for this scholarship and publish a properly formatted page (as explained below in detail) to announce your scholarship program on your website. Under your terms and conditions – only students in the universities / college may submit their application to enter to be awarded the scholarship. It will be kind of like a contest and you will collect entries in the form of “essays” or “videos”. This is explained in detail below.
- You will then reach out to a database of Universities that have a dedicated section or page on their website that lists all the active and upcoming scholarship awards. Universities do this to make attending students in need of financial aid take part in various scholarship programs (one of which will be yours!).
- This method will require you to search for the specific email addresses or contact information of the person at the university that handles these scholarship announcements and is responsible for listing them on the university website.
- On reviewing your scholarship announcement on your website, and after the designated university person does their internal checks (you will have to pass all of them – and I show you how to make sure you do by simply following the steps and method below) – they will then gladly insert a backlink to your scholarship page on their scholarships listing page on their university website.
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The EDU Links Scholarship Method Explained in Steps
Step 1 – Plan Your Scholarship
Step 2 – Publish Your Scholaraship Page
Step 3 – Outreach To Universities
Next, lets go into the details of the entire process…
How to Write And Position Your Scholarship Page on Your Website
“The costs of education place a massive burden on our future generations. Anything we as good corporate citizens can do to ease the long term stress of a 4 year education, we should be doing it. This is our part to help inspire science and math – STEM undergraduates with their tuition expenses”
This is first time XYZ has offered a scholarship program.
You will need to make a series of questions that relate to your industry that prompt the applicant to this about issues in your industry so they can do their research write the essay or create their video. These should of course be significant issues in your industry. You should discuss this with your client as they would know their industry best. Otherwise, you will have to visit forums or the top blogs in the niche to get ideas for these prompts.
- What will change in the next 10 years as it relates to ABC development?
- How would you teach ABC to avoid XYZ issue?
- How would you explain to a 10 year old the concept of AB ?
- Current year grades and transcript
- Extracurricular activities
- Current letter of acceptance or letter of enrollment from an accredited University, Trade School or Community College.
- One letter of recommendation
- Facebook / Instagram / Twitter links
- Name and contact details
Pro Tip – It is important to create a different email account on your domain name for this. It shows that you are serious to the assigned University reviewer that visits you page to check and you can also use this email or share it with your VA for communications with universities during the outreach phase.
Overview of Scholarship Page Elements
- There must be a reason why your are running the scholarship.
- Eligibility of who all can apply. (region and other criteria)
- You should tell them how they can apply (via email or link to the application form)
- Make sure to have a deadline and submission period for the scholarship.
- The date you will announce the winner.
- How you will let people know who won and how you will notify the winner.
- Make sure you remove any advertisement code on this page – if its there – the page must be clean looking with no ads!
Pro Tip – do make sure to follow any laws and regulations in your country or clients country of business. While I can’t give you any legal advice for your country, in general any website / business is free to announce a scholarship program. However, it must be genuine and you must follow through with awarding it or you risk getting into legal trouble! (apart from it being unethical to do).
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Pro Tip – You can always update and add a few more links later if you must, after your page acquires the backlinks!
Doing Your Email Outreach to Universities
At the very least you should include the name of the university and the name of the contact person who you are mailing.
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Announcing Your Scholarship Winner
Bonus Content For Your Website
You could make it a requirement of terms where each applicant who submits a video has to link to your website in the description of the video. However, this is tricky because you have to be careful as you don’t want the University reviewer rejecting your scholarship on the grounds that you are primarily seeking backlinks!
Secret Method To Scrape University Scholarship Page Lists
List of Scholarship Pages on Universities
Pro Tip – You can also use these pages to look at real life scholarship programs and pages created by other businesses so you can quickly get more ideas for your page.
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Powering Up the Method with a Press Release!
Not only does this push additional link juice down to your website, but it builds branding and credibility.
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