- Financial Aid Types of Scholarships
- Foundation Center
- The Gates Millennium Scholars
- Princeton Review
- Sallie Mae
- Scholarship Hunter
- Writing a scholarship essay versus a college apps essay
Make the time
Set aside a dedicated amount of time each week to research, apply for, and check the status of your scholarships.
Master the essay
Application committees look for what sets you apart, so craft your essays around what inspires you.
Get an editor
Ask someone to review your applications for grammar and flow.
Consider who you know
Some workplaces and civic groups offer scholarships, so ask family and friends if they have connections.
Small amounts add up
For every $20,000 award, there are thousands of smaller awards that receive far fewer applicants.
Ask your college
If you know where you’re going to college, check with their financial aid office for help with your search.