Scholarship Links

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