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How Do Students Find Scholarships?

Many parents and students really want to know…how do students find scholarships? There are several great resources to help students find scholarships.  Students should consider contacting their high school guidance counselors, local clubs and organizations, employers, and even college financial aid departments to learn about potential scholarship opportunities. But they shouldn’t stop there. The Internet is teeming with additional resources to help students locate scholarships, too; there are scholarships listed on Twitter, Pinterest, Reddit, and pretty much every other social media forum on the Web. Students can also conduct a Google or Bing search by using specific terms, such as ‘scholarships for high school seniors’ or ‘weird scholarships.’ These approaches may generate lists of scholarships, but students just might end up with lists that take hours to comb through. An easier way to locate potential awards is for students to use a free scholarship search service, such as It may take 10 to 15 minutes to complete the online profile, but students will receive a list of awards that are specific to their individual needs, skills, and talents. This cuts down on the time spent searching for awards and allows students to get to the important part… applying for scholarships.

Although this is not an exhaustive list, here is a recap of some of the places students can find scholarships:

  1. Guidance counselors
  2. Other high school websites
  3. Local clubs and organizations
  4. Employers or parents’ employers
  5. College financial aid offices
  6. Social media
  7. Google or Bing searches
  8. Free scholarship search services

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Tamara is the Social Media Coordinator and a regular writer for, and She enjoys helping students prepare for college. As a mother of four, Tamara has first-hand experience with many areas of education, including special needs (autism), the International Baccalaureate program and post-secondary education. She enjoys speaking at schools and mentoring others online. In her free time, Tamara enjoys volunteering and supporting her favorite football team, the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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