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,’ but they might end up with a list that takes hours to comb through. An easier way to locate potential awards is for students to use a free scholarship search service, such as ScholarshipExperts.com. It may take 10 to 15 minutes to complete the 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:
- Their guidance counselor
- Other high school websites
- Local clubs and organizations
- Their employers or their parents’ employers
- College financial aid offices
- Social Media
- Google or Bing search
- Free scholarship search services
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