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Think of looking for scholarships as having a part-time job.  Juniors and seniors might spend an hour a day or half a day on weekends conducting searches and putting together applications.
Where to Find Scholarships?   (You have to ask)
  • Local and regional organizations
  • Parent’s work
  • Student’s work
  • Religious, service, cultural organizations
  • Family
  • Online
On the internet?  (You have to search)
Scholarship Directories (you complete a profile and enter your email address)
Search Engines. In the “search” box, type: Scholarship, _____________________.  On the line, insert one at a time, all the things that describe you, the student – interests, background, family, heritage, religion, activities, course of study, hobbies, anything unusual such as a disability in the family, tall, etc…
 What to Submit? (You need to Stand Out)
  •  All requirements stated on the scholarship application.  Be sure to read the application. 
Typical requests include, but are not limited to:
  • completed application form (typed preferably)
  • Essay
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcript 


Scholarship Websites
Website Address Organization Point of Interest  The Sallie Mae Paying For College Resource Free scholarship search service Student Scholarship Search Free scholarship search service CollegeNET Free scholarship search service Cappex College Search Free scholarship search service FastWeb! Free scholarship search service Fresch? Free scholarship search service The Gates Millemium Scholars Scholarship iInformation Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarship Information National Academy of Scholars Scholarship Information The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship Information California Student Aid Commission Cal Grant Information US Department of Education USDE Financial Aid Information FAFSA Online Free Application for Federal Student Aid FinAid Financial Aid Information Sallie Mae Loan Repayment Calculator College Board CSS Financial Aid Profile for Private Schools & BigFuture Scholarship Search