Finding Scholarships; How & Where to Look
There Are Many Ways to Look for Scholarships
Naturally, the most efficient way is to have somebody tell you which ones are not only available but available to you specifically based on your background, interests, abilities, financial situation, etc. That is what Scholarships.com does - free of charge! Another way to find out how you will be able to fund your college education is to search colleges, which can also be done at Scholarships.com's College Search. You can look up, among other things, the cost of attendance and room and board and then perhaps contact the college directly to find out what kind of scholarships/other financial aid they would offer you.
There Are Many Types of Scholarships
Some of you might still be under the mistaken impression you can't win a scholarship unless you play sports or have an I.Q. over 130 or a GPA over 3.5. The simple fact is that, yes, you probably stand a better chance with a 4.0 GPA or play quarterback for the varsity squad, but those are only a few kinds of scholarships a student will find if they do a thorough search. This is why we advocate conducting a search at Scholarships.com. We match you to any scholarships in our database you might be able to win, regardless of why. We'll let you decide whether you want to apply for the scholarship after you have read more about it.
Don't Give Up
New scholarships are created all the time and finding scholarships is as simple as knowing how to conduct your search and following up periodically. Your credentials change over the course of a year. These are a few reasons why you shouldn't give up looking for scholarships. If your GPA goes up by .3 points, come back to Scholarships.com and edit your profile to reflect this improvement and check your search results to see if this has qualified you for additional scholarships. If you have changed your mind about what you would like to major in or which college you would like to attend, come back to Scholarships.com and make these changes in your profile. You never know when one or two seemingly minor changes in your life, academic or personal, might be worth thousands in financial aid.