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The Scholarship Search
There is money to be found when your student digs into a scholarship search. Encourage him to keep an eye out for possibilities in places such as:
- The school paper
- The financial aid/scholarship office
- The local paper
- Campus bulletin boards
- Faculty offices
- The alumni office
- Websites (see below)
- Churches, credit unions and other community organizations (in your city/town)
Talent scholarships given to students with special abilities may also be available within areas like science, leaderships, music, community service, writing and more. That’s why staying connected to faculty and staff is important for your student – so these people are looking out for him and the opportunities that might exist, too.
Update That Resume
One of the key things your student can do to best prepare for the scholarship search is to have an updated resume at the ready. That way, he can apply for a scholarship as soon as he becomes aware of it, rather than having to fumble through both the resume creation process and the actual scholarship application. Too many students lose out on free money by being unprepared!
Encourage your student to talk with trusted adults on campus about scholarships, too. He’ll likely get invaluable direction – and assistance.
Source: CBS MoneyWatch, 4/1/10
Federal Student Aid
Here you’ll find links to where to look for scholarships, how to apply and more.
This site allows you to search for scholarships by type: by major, military, religious, disability-based and “unusual.”
BigFuture by The College Board
Do a scholarship search and learn about topics such as how outside scholarships affect your financial aid package, and more.
101 College Grants You’ve Never Heard Of
These listings include a wide array of grants that never have to be repaid.