Parents & Students
Scholarships are monies awarded by private foundations or schools. They are competitive and usually require an essay, letters of recommendation in addition to the application form. There are literally millions of scholarships available. Students should research and apply to as many as possible. Some students win scholarship money simply because they are the only person to apply.
Additional Information and Sources of outside Scholarships
Professional Associations (such as medical, legal, engineering, accounting, etc)
Community organizations such as Lions, Kiwanis, PTA, Church groups, YMCA, Chamber
Visit local library for scholarship search guides
Write to associations directly to ask if they offer financial assistance to students
Most scholarships have deadlines by October, by March 15th 75% of deadlines have passed
Many scholarships are for students already in college, not just for high school students
Look on the college's web site for special scholarships that need applications.
Some scholarships are available to students before their senior year
Apply for at least 12 scholarships and pay attention to small, local awards
College Scholarship Search Websites
Supposedly the best web site for scholarships in the Northwest
Financial aid scholarship search. Best results.
Scholarship Resource Network Express for private scholarships
Links to nursing scholarships
Gates Millennium Scholarship Program
Monthly essay contest for $1000 scholarship