Local Scholarships

Local scholarships can be great ways to help pay for school. Scholarship providers like to see people from their communities succeed, and to do that, they often offer local scholarships available only to residents of a specific city, county, or geographic area. Since the number of students who qualify is limited based on location, your chances of winning local scholarships are often greater than the odds of winning national scholarship competitions. This can make local scholarships an attractive and easy option for funding your education.

While local scholarships have been valuable resources for nearly as long as students have been attending college, previously they could be very difficult to find. You had to hear about local scholarship opportunities from people in your community, then track down the person or organization that provided the scholarship in order to get a scholarship application. Even diligent students often missed out on valuable scholarship money.

Now, thanks to the Internet, finding out about local scholarships has never been easier. By using the scholarship search on Scholarships.com, for example, you can enter your geographic information into your profile and instantly be matched with any number of local scholarships you could potentially win. And you can do all this from the comfort of your own home. No running from fraternal order to fraternal order for you! For a sample of information on local scholarships, you can browse through our library of scholarship resources by state, simply by clicking on the links below.

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