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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!

 What do judges look for?

  • Do you meet the qualifications? 
  • If your application presented well? 
  • Did you include all required documents? 
  • Did you answer all of the questions? 
  • Is your essay (if required) concise with few grammatical errors?

 

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