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14 Scholarship Resources

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14 Scholarship Resources 1. Colleges and Universities Some of the largest providers of scholarships and grants are colleges. Check the schools' websites.
2. Federal Government The federal government awards grants every year - but only if the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is submitted.
3. State Government State governments provide scholarships and grants to their residents. Check with your state to learn about available grant options
4. High school Counseling Office Check with your school counselor or your college and career center for a list of scholarships. Also check with the teachers who teach classes geared towards preparing students for college, such as AVID or TRIO or Genesys.
5. Other Local High Schools Visit the counseling pages of other local high schools to see if they have scholarship lists available.
6. Local Organizations and Companies Check your local chamber of commerce and company websites for scholarship opportunities.
7. Employers Check with employers and if your parents are union members, inquire with the union for scholarships as well.
8. Student Organizations If your student organizations have local, regional, state, or national offices, check with them to see if scholarships are available.
9. Religious Organizations If you are a member of a church or a regular attendee, check to see if they or the regional, state, and national offices offer scholarship opportunities.
10. Organization Affiliations Did you know many utility companies offer scholarships to students who live in their service area? Check with your bank, city, and local businesses as well.
11. Scholarship Search Sites There are many great scholarship search sites available to students. Some effective scholarship sites include Fasweb, Cappex, and Unigo.
12. Search Engines Many scholarship sites will have general scholarship lists, but you can be very specific when using search engines. Go to search engines and search your characteristics. For example, if you are trumpet player, search “trumpet scholarships”.
13. College Financial Aid Offices Many financial aid offices have large lists of outside scholarships. In addition to national scholarships, many will know about local scholarships and scholarships only open to their students.
14. College Department Offices Once you know the major you are considering, check with the department office at the college. Many academic departments at colleges get notifications for scholarships that are specifically offered to students studying that academic discipline.

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