Tips on Applying for Scholarships

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There are many kinds of scholarships, and knowing how they work and what to apply for can save you time and energy while preparing for your next steps in school. In your pursuit of financial aid, please watch out for any "scholarship" that requires you to pay to apply, services that guarantee positive results, or sites that ask for your Social Security Number or banking information. There are scams out there, and we want to help you avoid them. Here is a good reference more information about these scholarship scams.  Below are some helpful sites for learning about and finding scholarships, and if you need more information or have any questions, just reach out to us by phone or e-mail and we will do our best to help.

This is a trusted and helpful site from the U.S. Department of Education that provides great information on different types of student aid and how it all works.

The Department of Education also has a free scholarship search.

The Simple Dollar

The Simple Dollar is a syndicated website dedicated to personal finance topics. The Simple Dollar has been featured and has been given high praise on reputable sources such as CNN, MSN, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes for its money saving ideas and valuable information.

One resource The Simple Dollar provides, targeted specifically at high school and college students, is The College Scholarship Guide. Not only does this resource provide actionable tips on applying for scholarships, but it also helps students realize how accessible and truly valuable getting a scholarship can be. Higher education costs are at an all-time high, and landing into the right scholarship could be the difference between graduating debt-free or paying off loans for years and years.

For more information, and to access this resource, visit: The College Scholarship Guide.