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What are the best scholarships for college students

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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. This allows you to directly identify the perfect fit for you, your academic career thus far, and your academic plans in the future!


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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Kim Victoria’s Answer

Additionally to what Anthony said, check if your potential school has sports programs that need players and pay scholarships for that. I, myself am on a full ride with Golf. Other friends even started sports during college and are receiving funds for it. You can also go for an internship and if you do really well and they want to employ you after college, they might provide tuition reimbursements.

Good luck!
Kim
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Mike’s Answer

If you have a field of study that you are interested, many associations and companies will support future employees to their industry will scholarships. If your focus is general studies, your research should focus on community foundations and local associations that support advanced education. Your school counselors should be able to assist with research and completing the application process. Good luck!
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Anthony’s Answer

Hey Nolan,

I would suggest the following:

1) Speaking with your Financial Aid Office to see if they know of any.

2) Research organizations (including professional associations) related to your field of interest

3) Your parents’ employers and see if they know of any

Check out these sites:

https://www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/training/find-scholarships.aspx

https://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html

Hope that helps
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