Friday, August 18, 2017

The Scholarship Process

The first place to look for scholarships is from the school you are planning to attend. Colleges and universities offer scholarships to incoming freshmen, but they are usually very competitive and are primarily based on academic performance. However, individual schools within the college may also offer scholarships that are specific to your choice of major. The best way to start is by visiting the college’s website and then finding your way to the financial aid or scholarship section. All you need to know about available scholarships at that particular school will most likely be listed there. Private scholarship sources make up a small slice of the total financial aid pie. Nonetheless, there are a number of scholarship opportunities—the trick is finding which ones are applicable to your individual situation.Websites are listed below to assist with other scholarship searches. Be forewarned—the application process for scholarships is often as detailed as applying for college and sometimes the rewards are not large. The most important thing to remember is to never pay for a scholarship or for scholarship information. Criteria and instructions for applying for the scholarships listed on the bulletin will be clearly explained. It is vital that students read and follow directions!Remember, never pay for searches or for any financial aid information. You can always get all the information you need for free!  See below for several useful links for scholarship information.