Secrets About Scholarships | 10.21.09
What do you know about scholarships?
Did you know that you do not have to pay scholarships back? Scholarships are free money and do not get repaid like loans.
Did you know that you do not have to have financial need to win scholarships? Scholarship winners are often chosen on the basis of merit, an essay project, or even a random drawing. Usually you do not even need to complete the FAFSA to win a scholarship.
Did you know that there might be local groups in your hometown that give out scholarships? Churches, Rotary clubs and business associations often give out scholarships to high school graduates for their town.
Did you know that there are websites that aggregate scholarships for you? There are probably over a hundred websites that will help you search for scholarships that you qualify for. For example, check out StudentScholarshipSearch.com.
Did you know that your college probably gives out scholarships? These scholarships are not just for freshmen. Many colleges have scholarships and awards based on merit, association participation and honor society involvement. Make sure you check with your financial aid office to see what you might be eligible for.
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