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What are good resources for me to find scholarships?


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Jerel O.’s Answer

Some scholarships for college are merit-based. You earn them by meeting or exceeding certain standards set by the scholarship-giver. Merit scholarships might be awarded based on academic achievement or on a combination of academics and a special talent, trait, or interest. Other scholarships are based on financial need. You can learn about scholarships in several ways, including contacting the financial aid office at the school you plan to attend and checking information in a public library or online. But be careful. Make sure scholarship information and offers you receive are legitimate; and remember that you don't have to pay to find scholarships or other financial aid.

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Devona’s Answer

Great Question Denny! Scholarships can be found in many ways these days. If you're in high school, the best resources would be your guidance counselor. They should have access to many different companies and organizations that are looking for applicants for scholarships. Something to note, sometimes you have to ask for the information directly, as some counselors will only share this info with those who show interest. If you're already in college and looking for scholarships, the student resource center usually has the latest and greatest. But for scholarships specific to your current major, the administrative assistants to the professors and deans usually have that info. Since there's so many students usually looking for scholarships, I believe its always best to ask them directly as they aren't always publicized either.

If either of these options don't work I would suggest checking out websites or social media for local companies and organizations directly, there's usually announcements that come out early in the year when students are beginning to get acceptance letters to college or when they are wrapping up spring semester and preparing for the next one.

All of these options would be a great start, I hope this helps.

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Courtney’s Answer

In addition to Devona’s recommendation, you may also want to explore curated scholarship sites like https://www.scholarships.com/, https://scholarshipamerica.org/ or https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org./

I also work for U.S. Bank and we offer an opportunity for eligible students to complete financial education lessons for a chance to win a scholarship. You can review the eligibility requirements at https://financialiq.usbank.com/index/manage-your-household/student-center/enter-to-win-the-student-union-scholarship.html.

Note: These opinions are my own and do not reflect my employer.

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Aicha’s Answer

Hi Denny!

- Check out Fastwebs! They are an online database with tons of different scholarships you can apply to.
- Look into your current school because they may have scholarship options that you qualify for.
- Do your own online research and try to find scholarships that may fit with what you want to study.

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Justina’s Answer

I would say start with any company’s website that you’re interested. Check the career section and if the company does have any internship/volunteer they will have the opportunities listed. I also recommend asking the teachers/professor they too tend to have great resources related to career opportunities. Schools also do have career department to help students navigate different opportunities that are available in the community /companies within.

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