There are a multitude of both public and private scholarships available for students with enough perserverence to find them. Money abounds that is dedicated to educating the next generation, but not all offers are legitimate. Get2College can provide all the tips for finding the right money and avoiding scams.
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High school counselors can help you locate and apply for private scholarships.
Begin your search for private scholarships locally by asking parents, family and friends about opportunities through local businesses and organizations.
The local newspaper may have announcements about scholarships as their deadline is approaching. Newspapers may feature students receiving scholarships – by seeing what scholarships they received, you will know what is available.
Many scholarships are not posted until Fall of your senior year, and deadlines start popping up as early as December.
Most scholarships come directly from colleges.
You must be accepted for admission in order to receive scholarships and financial aid. Request applications for all scholarships and grants (need-based and non-need-based) offered by each college or university you are interested in attending. Most can be found on-line at the college’s Web site. Make sure you meet all the deadlines.
Beware of Scholarship Scams!
How can you tell which scholarship offers are legitimate and which are scams? The signs that follow many not mean an offer is a scam, but if an offer has more than one of these characteristics, it should be treated with caution.
Other clues to indicate a scam:
Not sure? Have questions about a scholarship offer? Get an independent opinion from a trusted source. Show the offer to your school counselor, to the staff at your college’s financial aid office, or to a counselor at your nearest Get2College Center.