Scholarships
Scholarships are available for just about every reason imaginable. It is a good idea to continuously apply for scholarships before and throughout college. Applications normally include an essay which is critical to winning a scholarship. Readers don't like to be bored, confused, or experience poorly written essays either. Always write an essay with the reader in mind! Students are trying to win a contest, as opposed to simply filling out an application and hope someone likes what they see. Scholarship readers are looking for someone that demonstrates they are a perfect fit for the reason they are awarding this money --write your essay to convince them that you are the perfect fit.
Scholarship Links

The following links are excellent sources for hundreds of thousands of potential scholarships!

Scams

Students and parents might receive mailings offering scholarsips. Use caution --many of these "scholarships" request money to process your application and this is a sure indication that you are being scammed.

If you are being asked for any money, for any reason, you are being scammed. Real scholarships are provided at no cost to the applicant.

The following links will connect you to scholarship watchdog sites that keeps track of scam scholarships:

www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams

www.fraud.com

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