08 Feb College Scholarships FAQ
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Today we are going to go over scholarships. Please check below for lists of the resources we recommend in starting your scholarship search!
How To Find Them:
We recommend using 1-3 search engines, because if you use more than that it can get hard to keep track of the scholarships you’re applying to and the search engines will start recommending you the same scholarships! Here is a list of search engines we recommend:
-College Greenlight https://www.collegegreenlight.com/
-College Board Scholarship Search Big Future https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search
-JLV College Counseling Site https://jlvcollegecounseling.com/scholarships/all-scholarships-2/
There are four types of scholarships you can apply for
-National-big money, most competitive, usually earlier deadlines
-State-less competitive, and a lot of state aid will be automatically applied to your aid award letters if you are eligible for the FAFSA, but check to see if your state has any specific scholarships!
-Local-ask your guidance counselor for a list of local scholarships
-University-see if your school has merit or department (college major) scholarships you can apply for
If you are a DACA student or applying as an international student please check out this list of scholarships!
Immigrants Rising Undergraduate Scholarships — Contains scholarships for undergraduate studies that don’t require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency. https://immigrantsrising.org/financial-support/scholarship-fund/
MALDEF Scholarship Guide — MALDEF is a civil rights organization that supports the next generation of civil rights advocates for the Latino community. https://www.maldef.org/resources/scholarship-resources/
ScholarshipsAZ.org – http://www.scholarshipsaz.org
DREAMer’s Roadmap Scholarship List and the Free Mobile App that helps undocumented students find scholarships to go to college. http://www.dreamersroadmap.com/scholarships
The Davis-Putter Scholarship for student activists will open in the Spring! https://davisputter.org/apply-for-scholarships/
If you have more scholarship questions please reach out to your adviser or leave it in a comment below!
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