What is a Scholarship? A scholarship is money awarded for academic performance that you do NOT have to pay back.
You must apply for scholarships. If you receive a scholarship, you can use the money to pay for tuition and fees.
Most scholarship deadlines are in March or April.
Some scholarship search engines may not be legitimate. If you see sentences like the following do NOT apply for them:
"This scholarship is guaranteed"; "You can't get this information anywhere else"; "May I have your credit card or bank account number"; "We'll do all the work"; "The scholarship will cost you some money"; You've been selected by a 'national foundation' or "You're a finalist in a contest" (that you did not enter).
Local College Financial Aid Offices
Web site searches
Books from public libraries and bookstores
Churches and local organizations
Professional Associations in your field of study
Many scholarships are awarded for only one academic year. You may need to reapply for the scholarship or apply for a different scholarship each year. Carefully read the details of your scholarship application. If you do not receive a scholarship the first time you apply, try again the following year.
The 2009-2010 Dale E. Fridell Memorial Scholarship is open to anyone aspiring to attend a university, college, trade school, technical institute, vocational training or other post-secondary education program in the 2007-2008 academic year. In addition, eligible students may not have already been receiving or awarded a full-tuition scholarship or waiver from another source. International students are welcome to apply. $1000. Contact: http://www.straightforwardmedia.com/fridell
Students chosen are those who have already exhibited their commitment to peace and justice through volunteer work in their own communities, awareness of nuclear issues, and plans to use future education to help create a more peaceful and just world for all. There are no grade point or age requirements, and students from any country may apply. $250-$500. Contact: http://www.grandmothersforpeace.org/
The company was founded with the goal of enhancing educational opportunities for students. In line with this fundamental purpose, TextbookX.com launched last year the TextbookX.com Scholarship Program and hopes to make it a longstanding and bountiful feature of their website. Contact: http://www.textbookx.com/scholarship
Based on merit and financial need, these scholarships are to recognize academic accomplishment and interest in American culture and English language. Amount varies. Contact: Yukiharu Maekawa, Executive Director, World International Network, 2-13 Hayabusa-cho Suite 205 Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, Japan
Established to provide scholarships for students to/from the Kansas City area and Scandinavia. Contact: Greater Kansas City Community Foundation http://www.gkccf.org/scholarship.aspx?id=548&menu_id=78.