Where To Find Scholarships
Scholarships are everywhere. The trick is knowing where to look.
Scholarship Search Engines
1. Register For A Scholarship Search Engine
|The College Board||https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search|
2. Scholarship Websites Usually Ask For Your:
- Current school and major
- Career interests
Fill out one of those registration forms...
3. Booyah! Scholarships
Financial Aid Office
Ask your college financial aid counselor for information on "outside" scholarship opportunities
Ask your current employer if they offer scholarships for students. Ask your parent's employer if they offer scholarships for children of employees.
- Chase Bank
12% of scholarship providers are employers
Source: Institute for Higher Education Policy, private scholarships count 2005
Research scholarship foundations in your state to see if they are offering scholarships that you are eligible for.
Sororities And Fraternities
Almost every major sorority and fraternity has a dedicated scholarship award for their members. Some even give away awards to non-members like the Alpha Kappa Alpha scholarship/
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by African-American college-educated women.
Alpha Kappa Alpha is comprised of a nucleus of 260,000 members in graduate and undergraduate chapters in the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Caribbean, Canada, Japan, Germany, Korea and on the continent of Africa.