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Scholarships

Beware of Potential Scams!

  • Fee required
  • Scholarship guaranteed
  • No work involved
  • No contact information
  • Web site is low quality or lots of pop-ups
  • Pressure tactics
  • No recent winners
  • Winning an unsolicited scholarship

Basic Application Needs

  • High school transcript
  • Standardized test scores
  • Financial aid forms (FAFSA, CSS Profile)
  • Parent’s financial information including tax returns
  • One or more essays
  • One or more letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Proof of scholarship eligibility (if needed)
  • You may also need to prepare for an interview
  • And if you are competing for a talent-based scholarship, you may need to audition or submit a portfolio

10 Scholarship Tips

  1. Apply only if you are eligible.
  2. Follow all directions very carefully.
  3. Complete application fully and thoughtfully.
  4. Neatness counts!
  5. Don't go off topic.
  6. Write a memorable essay.
  7. Proofread carefully.
  8. Meet all deadlines!
  9. Review your application with your parents to assure you haven’t left anything out.
  10. Keep a copy of your entire application package, and track your package if mailing to ensure it gets there on time.


Where To Find Other Scholarships

YOUR TARGETED COLLEGES

  • College website
  • College Financial Aid office
  • Financial Aid materials
  • College Admissions Office
  • College catalog
  • College departments
  • College coaches

YOUR COMMUNITY

  • Your Counselor
  • Rotary Clubs
  • Lions, Elks, Eagles
  • Kiwanis
  • Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts
  • 4-H, FFA
  • Businesses and corporations
  • Libraries
  • Banks
  • Hospitals / other health facilities
  • Your neighborhood and town
  • Education associations
  • Realtor associations
  • Organizations related to your interests
  • Other local, regional, state, and national community groups and non-profits

NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

  • National Merit Scholarships
  • Gates Millennium Scholars
  • Intel Science Talent Search
  • Coca-Cola Scholars
  • Robert C. Byrd Honors Program
  • Lowes Scholarship
  • Burger King
  • GE Reagan
  • Best Buy Scholarship
  • Footlocker
  • Visine Vision Scholarship
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • 1800 Wheelchair
  • Launch Your Dreams
  • Elk’s Most Valuable Student
  • Principals’ Scholarship
  • Financial Service Centers of America, Inc

AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS

  • You and your parents' employers
  • Your Grandparents’ employers
  • Religious organizations
  • Banks
  • Insurance companies
  • Realtor associations
  • Political parties
  • Unions
  • Organizations related to your interests
STATE SCHOLARSHIPS
  • Idaho Opportunity Scholarship
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