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What is the best way to find more scholarships?

I want to find more scholarships to apply for since college can be very expensive! #scholarships

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Lauren’s Answer

Hi Skyler,

When it comes to applying to scholarships there are opportunities everywhere. The best place to look is the school you are going to. Generally universities give the most money in scholarships to incoming freshman. You can learn more about your college's scholarship opportunities from their financial aid website. After you have done this you should call the financial aid office and ask to speak with an advisor. Take notes on the scholarships you think apply to you so you have questions prepared when you speak with them. They are there to help you so don't worry about asking them anything and everything about the different scholarship programs they have.

If your school does not have any programs that match your needs or you are looking for other options companies, high schools, churches, and even organizations you are apart of provide a large variety of scholarships. Scholarships.com is a good starting point but also branch out and ask around locally.

Lastly APPLY APPLY APPLY! It never hurts.

Good luck!
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Michelle’s Answer

Hi Skyler!


In looking for scholarships you have 3 main options; scholarships from the school you're attending, scholarships from your community, and scholarships found online. The first two are your best shot, and where I went to fund my own college.


For the university you're attending, there should be a financial aid office you can go to to ask about available scholarships.


To find scholarships from your community, I suggest you first go to the guidance counselor at your high school. Often they'll have a drawer full of local scholarships that you can look through, and there's less competition as these tend to be lesser known than university and online scholarships.

You can also reach out directly to organizations in your area like a local rotary club or dollars for scholars to see if they have anything available.


Good luck!

Michelle recommends the following next steps:

Contact your university of choice about available scholarships
Reach out to your high school guidance counselor office to see if they have local programs available
Check if you have local community organizations like a rotary club or chapter of dollars for scholars to contact
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