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Searching for Scholarships
Are you looking for “free money” to help pay for college?
Grants and scholarships are a form of gift aid – gifts of money to pay for college that you don’t have to repay. Money is out there, but you must seek it!
Not sure where to start?
It is never too early to begin searching for scholarships and grants. Contact the following sources to request scholarship and grant information and deadlines:
  • State Agencies
  • Federal Agencies
  • Community Organizations
  • Local Businesses
  • College Financial Aid Office
  • College Foundation Office
  • College Department (for your major)
  • Religious Organizations
  • Employers (Student’s and Parents’)
  • Foundations
  • Public Library
  • High School Guidance Counselor’s Office
  • Professional Associations or Organizations (related to your field of interest)
Avoid Scholarship Scams!
Be aware of scholarship scams.
  • Remember: You should not have to pay to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • “Guaranteed scholarships” do not exist.
  • You should not have to pay money to get money.
For more information about scholarship scams or to report a scam, contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) by visiting or calling toll-free at 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-3824357) or TTY 1-866-653-4261.