Where to start!? Scholarships are all over the place actually! Many corporations and organizations around the country have scholarship programs.
Visit their websites to find them. For example, Kohls Department Store, Wendy's restaurant, the NAACP, Ronald McDonald Charities, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and other various ethnic organizations like the Polish National Alliance and Italian Heritage have scholarship programs that can help offset the cost of college. These scholarships can range from $100 to over $10,000!! Check with your local community leaders, banks, Lions Club, Rotary Club and local retailers for scholarship opportunities.
Use the scholarship search tools to the right to begin searching today!!
Completing the FAFSA and applying for college are essential steps in qualifying for scholarships and other financial aid from specific colleges & universities. Usually enclosed with your acceptance letter, a scholarship award letter outlines the scholarship(s) you've been awarded should you decide to attend their school. These scholarships are usually based on high school GPA and ACT scores.
In addition, be sure to check the "financial aid" webpages for the colleges and universities you have applied to. Many additional scholarships at specific schools require a separate application, such as those offered by fraternity, sorority and ethnic organizations that love to assist incoming freshmen. Be sure to check with each school you are considering attending.