Scholarship Tips and Searches

  • How to Begin:

    • Review online search engines.
    • Search your community, church, and civic organizations
    • Talk to your faculty or academic advisor
    • Check with your parent’s employers

    Scholarship Scam Warning Signs

    • Fees
    • Credit Card/Bank Account Information requested
    • Scholarship Guarantee
    • No Work Involved
    • No Contact Information
    • Pressure Tactics

    REMEMBER!!  An official sounding name doesn’t assure legitimacy!

     Application Tips

    • Apply Early
    • Know the Deadlines
    • Allow time for recommendation letters
    • If you win a scholarship inform the Financial Aid Office-it may adjust your financial aid award.
    • Send a thank you letter if awarded a scholarship

Scholarships and Taxes

A scholarship is considered tax-free if used only for tuition, fees, books, and supplies.  A scholarship is considered taxable if it is used to cover room, board, travel, clerical help, research, or non course-related equipment.  Questions? Contact the IRS at www.irs.gov or 1-800-829-1040.

Internet Sites to Begin your Search