Outside Scholarship Resources
Be persistent in seeking out other scholarship sources. Sometimes all it takes to get a scholarship is to find out who in your area is offering them: your church, your employer, your parents’ employers, local civic organizations.
How do I find out about Scholarships?
Hit the books. Doing research can help you find scholarships you may not have otherwise known about. Most public and campus libraries carry scholarship guides. Ask your librarian or guidance counselor for help. Also look under “financial aid,” “student aid,” and “scholarships.”
Ask employers. Your parents might already be aware of scholarships provided for children of employees. If not, the human resources department is usually the place to check to find out what is available. If you are employed, check with your employer to see if scholarships are available.
Check local scholarships. Many community organizations, churches, and clubs offer scholarships. Your high school guidance counselor should be able to provide information about most of them, and can refer you to sponsors who can provide applications and information.
Don’t Get Scammed! Unfortunately, in their efforts to pay the bills, many students and their families are falling prey to scholarship scams. For more information on avoiding scams, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s “Scholarship Scams” page by clicking here.
In researching sources of college funding, students are encouraged to seek out sources that provide free services and information, such as those listed below. EOU does not endorse any for-profit scholarship search services.