Websites – Scholarship search
Scholarships rarely find YOU. You have to seek them out…and actually apply! =)
http://apps.collegeboard.org/cbsearch_ss/welcome.jsp: Home of the SAT, this site also offers scholarship searching along with college searching based on major, location, cost and more.
www.fastweb.com: Just create a profile, and you will receive regular email updates informing you of new scholarships; It even allows you to track scholarships that you are considering or have applied to!
http://www.scholarships.com/: This site is a key resource featuring a wealth of financial aid information and free scholarship searches.
http://www.scholarships4students.com/: HUNDREDS of scholarships, including a feature to narrow down your options by type.
http://www.finaid.org/: A fantastic resource for traditional scholarships and…not-so-traditional scholarships, like left-handed awards! Check it out today!
http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/ssfad/bf/: Home of State of Florida Scholarships and Grants JUST for being a FL resident. This application is for several state scholarships INCLUDING Bright Futures! Starting Oct 1st of your senior year, you can apply even before you meet all the eligibility criteria. Be sure to apply EARLY!!!
http://www.collegeconfidential.com/: Here you’ll find hundreds of pages of articles about choosing a college, getting into the college you want, how to pay for it, and much more. You’ll also find the Web’s busiest discussion community related to college admissions.
The cost of going to college can be…well, A LOT…but if your family has true financial need, and you are a high-achieving student, you should check out QuestBridge. They offer scholarship opportunities to JUNIORS AND SENIORS! And when I say “scholarship,” I’m not talking about $250. I mean FULL FOUR-YEAR SCHOLARSHIPS WITH NO LOANS. And we’re not talking about slouch schools either…how about Dartmouth, MIT, Yale, Penn, and Notre Dame, just as examples? For applications and LOTS more information, go to http://www.questbridge.org/.