The counselors tell the students that the best scholarships come "in-house" from the schools to which they apply and must be completed as part of the early action/early decision applications to get the most money. These same scholarships are given based on merit or need base. We also encourage students and parents to apply for financial aid every year even when they know they don't qualify. Many times, aid will be offered in later years while the student continues to be enrolled at a college.
However, scholarship opportunities are everywhere and available to students and parents to assist in college tuition and other important college related costs. Many scholarships go unclaimed, but the availability and opportunity are there to minimize costs. Below are some resources for students and parents to discover together. Please Scroll all the way to the bottom to click on a complete list in the pdf
Seniors please review the scholarship bulletin board in the Guidance Center and begin planning and preparing for scholarship program applications and deadlines. Below you will find some of the upcoming scholarship programs and deadlines. If you have any questions about scholarships please stop by the Guidance Center and see Mrs. Diaz-Perez.
Scholarship Websites…from Western Association for College Admission Counseling
Scholarship Experts - One of the best, most comprehensive free online scholarship searches available to students, parents, and educators.
Latino College Dollars
Scholarships for Latino students regardless of immigration status.
College Answer - Sponsored by Sallie Mae, they use the Scholarship Experts data base.
College Board Scholarship Search - The College Board’s free scholarship search utilizes a database of more than 2,300 sources of college funding totaling almost $3 billion in scholarships and aid.
College Data - This free scholarship search allows students to save results in a “data locker”.
CollegeFunds - Their website says, “CollegeFunds.net helps you hunt down the most ideal student loan, scholarships and other financial aid resources available to you!”
College Connection Scholarships - This service provides free scholarship searches and personalized scholarship application letters.
College Tool Kit -These folks allow you to search for scholarships by geography, heritage, religion, extra-curriculars, family affiliation, high school, or scholarship name.
Discover Nursing Scholarship Search - If you are or will be studying nursing, give this free scholarship search a try. You will probably find more nursing scholarships here than in any other source.
eCampus Tours - The eCampusTours search uses a database of more than 10,000 scholarship programs that distribute awards worth more than $36 million.
Financial Aid Officer - This free scholarship search engine lists scholarships worth $1.45 billion.
http://fastaid.com/ FastAid - These folks say they are, “The World's largest and oldest private sector scholarship database”
Fast Web –very large database of free scholarships
Find Tuition - This free scholarship search site lists $24 billion in scholarships.
http://www.affordablecolleges.com/resources/financial-aid-guide/ AffordableColleges.com’s mission is to help you earn your degree without taking on thousands of dollars in debt. Our site is a free resource designed to help everyone address the costs of college while pursuing their goals. We can show you the path to a reasonably priced higher education. NEW!
Free Scholarship Guide - These folks offer an online scholarship search and a free downloadable scholarship guide.
myfreedegree - Their database contains “billions of dollars of college scholarships and financial aid awards”, including some for bowlers, knitters, C students, cartoonists, etc.
The Scholarship Page - Started by a student in 1997, this site primarily featured engineering scholarships, but has since expanded to include others.
Scholarships.com - This site claims a “scholarship database of 3,0000 sources worth up to $3 billion.”
Scholarships Canada - These folks call their site “Canada's most comprehensive scholarship portal”.
Can Learn - Another Canadian free scholarship search site.
Scholar Site - Their introduction reads, “Welcome to ScholarSite.com, the site that allows you to search for scholastic financial aid quickly and accurately, without forcing you to lose time and privacy by entering personal information.”
School Soup - Their scholarship data base lists $32 billion in scholarships.
Study Abroad Funding - Their website says, "Our comprehensive database of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, and grants can help make your dream of studying abroad a financial possibility and a profound reality." Scholarship searches can be conducted by country or subject.
Super College - An online scholarship search sponsored by Harvard educated folks who publish books on college planning.
United Negro College Fund Scholarship Search - A free online scholarship search sponsored by the United Negro College Fund.
Nationally Coveted Scholarships and Fellowships - Not really a scholarship match program but a very good site that lists undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral awards.
International Education Financial Aid - The IEFA website was created to be a resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad.
The Princeton Review Financial Experts
Free online scholarship search-find thousands of reliable scholarships worth millions of dollars in aid.
Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Billion dollar grant from the pockets of Bill and Melinda Gates supports the higher educational needs of high-achieving minorities.
Nursing Scholarships and Nursing Grants - All Nursing Schools
Use this resource on nursing scholarships and nursing grants to learn how to fund a education.
International Scholarships Online
Provides a searchable database of grants, scholarships, and loan programs available for students preparing to study abroad.
Use this website to find merit money at colleges and universities across the U.S.
Other Useful Scholarship Resources
www.zinch.com free scholarship search NEW!
http://www.collegeboard.com free scholarship search
www.collegenet.com general private scholarship source
www.gocollege.com general private scholarship source
www.freschinfo.com general private scholarship source
www.free-4u.com general private scholarship source
www.collegeology.com "the imperfect science of finding the perfect school..." NEW!
www.scholarships4students.com free scholarship resource NEW!