If a student can get a scholarship to pay for a portion of educational costs, this is a great deal. Scholarships are not usually money you can spend, so receiving a scholarship can reduce your student loans on a dollar for dollar basis. Unfortunately, many students erroneously conclude that because they don’t have a top GPA, they can’t qualify for a scholarship. That is certainly not at all true. There are numerous scholarships out there which are awarded for a large number of reasons. Use these resources below to find those that you might qualify for.
- http://studentaid2.ed.gov/getmoney/scholarship/ This is a great, free scholarship search engine provided free of charge for your use by the government
- http://www.students.gov/STUGOVWebApp/Public?topicID=17&operation=topic This is a great, free scholarship directory that provides access to a host of private scholarship applications.
- http://www1.fastweb.com/ is one of the great, free online scholarship resources available on the web.
- http://scholarshipproviders.org/Content/ContentDisplay.aspx?ContentID=8 is an organization of scholarship providers and provides a great place to look for additional scholarships.