This is the time of year to start researching for potential scholarships out there. One of the most common misconceptions I hear a lot from young people (even adults that go back to school!) is that they don’t have any money or ways of financing for school. There’s always a light at the end of the tunnel.
But you have to be willing to do some work…
Yes you might have to take out loans to finance some of your school, but who hasn’t? Ask anyone that has attended college for more than 2 years about any loans they took out. Big chances are they have, and they paid them back without too much trouble.
So it might be something you can’t avoid. But let’s try to. Below is a list of scholarship websites that I put together based on opportunities it provides, no matter your race, age, gpa or anything. Check them out and begin with creating profiles for yourself on a couple of these scholarship sites like www.fastweb.com or www.nextstudent.com. These sites will do the work for you. They will actually search for scholarships that you would possibly be eligible for.
Furthermore, they keep you updated on new scholarships and the website links. You will then be responsible for clicking on the links and checking out the ACTUAL requirements for the scholarship.
www.Back2college.com – aid and resources for re-entry students
www.Blackexcel.org – federal scholarships aid gateways and 25 scholarship gateways
www.Brokescholar.com – will match your profile against thousands of available scholarships
www.Clubscholarship.com – part of the collegiate funding.com network and lists more than 500,000 awards
www.Collegeboard.com – offers a database with over 2,300 sources of funding
www.Collegeanswer.com – offers free scholarship searches
www.Collegescholarships.com – provides scholarship searches and personalized scholarship application assistance
www.Collegeview.com – another free online scholarship search engine
www.Gocollege.com – has over 600,000 scholarships with over 8,000 funding sources
www.Fastweb.com – will match profile against thousands of scholarships throughout the year
www.Fastaid.com – says they are the oldest and largest free scholarship search engines
www.Hispanicscholarship.com – maintains database of scholarships for Hispanic students
www.Nextstudent.com – offers free scholarship search, student loans and loan counseling
www.Scholarshipexperts.com – free online search engine of thousands of scholarships available
www.Scholarships.com – another free scholarship search engine
www.Studentawards.com – contains both U.S. and Canadian scholarship databases
www.Supercollege.com – another substantial free scholarship search engine
www.fafsa.gov– keep up with this site so that you turn in your documents on time. We’ll discuss this at a later time.
Check these scholarships out now and find those that would fit you the best. Some of these sites are search engines, so plan to spend a little time on this in front of the computer.
Don’t waste time.
Your Success is My Success,