Scholarships can be used to reduce the loan and/or work components of a financial aid package or supplement the family contribution. Outside scholarships must be reported to ensure that financial aid awards remain in compliance with federal regulations.
- Inquire about financial aid programs sponsored by your or your parents’ employers.
- Pursue financial aid scholarships on the web and through your church, public school system, local businesses, grocery stores, department stores, banks, credit unions, pharmaceutical companies, national brands and companies such as Tylenol, Pepsi-Cola, Kellogg’s, Wal-Marts, K-Marts, etc.
- Also, check with local civic groups and professional organizations.
- Be sure to avoid scholarship scams! There are a wide variety of scholarship scams out there, and it may not always be easy to identify them. One thing you should always remember is that you should never be asked for money or any financial information in order to apply for a scholarship or to receive one. All legitimate scholarships will be free to apply for, and the information about these scholarships will be readily available online. For more information about scholarship scams, please visit College Scholarships.org
Scholarships are out there, you just have to take the time to look for them and then apply!