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How do you go about finding scholarship opportunities specific to you?

There are so many, how do you decide which ones are the best choice to apply to?
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Tyler’s Answer

Ask around. Be proactive and go to school counselors, teachers, professors, or whom ever. Closed mouth does not get fed. And apply to all of them with your best foot forward.

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Nailah’s Answer

Hello!!!

There are sooo many resources online for obtaining scholarships, and the good thing about many of them is that they allow you to filter out various aspects that may or may not apply to you, allowing you to get right to the content that you need.

Some websites I suggest are:

- The U.S. Federal Government's scholarship search: https://www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/training/find-scholarships.aspx

- Sallie Mae's scholarship search engine: https://www.salliemae.com/college-planning/tools/scholarship-search/

- Cappex/College Greenlight: https://www.cappex.com/scholarships

- Niche: https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarships/

- Gates Millennium Scholars: www.gmsp.org

- Fast Web www.fastweb.com

- Jack Kent Cooke Foundation www.jckf.org

- Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars www.jackierobinson.org

(The following are for highschoolers)
- Posse Foundation: www.possefoundation.org (Students must be nominated by school or community-based organization in 11th grade)

- Questbridge: www.questbridge.org (Applications for Questbridge’s College Prep Scholarship are due in 11th grade; applications for Questbridge’s National College Match are due in September of 12th grade)

Some great one time scholarships:
American Indian Graduate Center ($1,000-$10,000) www.aigc.com
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund ($2,500-$15,000) www.apiasf.org/scholarship_apiasf.html
AXA Achievement Scholarship ($10,000-$25,000) www.axa-scholarship.com
Coca-Cola Scholars ($10,000-$20,000) www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org
Davidson Fellows ($10,000, $25,000, or $50,000) www.davidsongifted.org/fellows
Dell Scholars ($20,000) www.dellscholars.org
Hispanic Scholarship Fund ($1,000-$20,000) www.hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs
Horatio Alger (up to $21,000) www.horatioalger.com/scholarships
United Negro College Fund ($2,500-$10,000) www.scholarships.uncf.org

Last but not least - if you have a prospective school in mind, familiarize yourself with their financial aid office staff! They can inform you of internal scholarship opportunities that may be a perfect fit, for you. :-)

Remember - persistence is key! Try to create a daily practice of searching and applying for the best fits, as expansively as possible!

Best of luck to you!
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