Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors
Now is the time to look for scholarships!
College scholarships come from three sources:
- Colleges you applied to
- Scholarships from your community
- National or larger regional organizations
At your College
Most scholarships come from the school you have applied to. Request information on possible awards, evaluate if you qualify, and send requirements as requested!
Increase your chances for scholarships by starting your scholarship search locally. Many local scholarships are looking for applicants! Check
- with your school’s counseling office
- with your school parent organization (PTA, Booster clubs, etc.)
- with your local library
- sign up for online bulletin with scholarships through your school
Use your residence as a means to get more money for college. Many states offer scholarships to top students. Check to see what is offered through your state. Check deadlines for any state scholarships you qualify for.
There are dozens of national scholarship search engines available. Many are nothing more than a way to market credit cards or other products to you. Here are our recommended scholarship search sources.
Add your college scholarship deadlines to your application plan.
Review scholarships for all colleges on your list and add milestones or notes for ones you are eligible for and will apply to.