Scholarships are a great way to help manage college costs, but it can be hard to know where to begin. Start your search by using the list of sites below. You can also find more scholarship sites by searching on the terms like "free scholarship search." Or, find scholarships surrounding your field of study or personal situation with terms like "foundation scholarship music performance" or "scholarship single parent academic." Notice: Lending institutions sponsor some scholarship sites, so you may receive promotional mailings about educational loan options after you conduct your scholarship search.
Never pay for a scholarship search! No matter what the site may say, all of the information they have is available for free. Organizations which charge for the information, or charge a fee to apply for a scholarship, are likely a scam and should be avoided. All sites listed above are safe and FREE!
Invest your time! Take a look at several websites to find the one(s) which work best for you. Not all sites have the same information and some are specialized for particular types of students. For best results, treat your search for scholarship funding like a part-time job. A good strategy is to have a scheduled weekly time to check in with your favorite scholarship web sites and to work on scholarship applications. Keep this up year round for as long as you are a student. You'll find the right scholarships for which to apply and never miss a deadline.
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