Didn’t get as much merit or financial aid as you were hoping for and want to decrease the out of pocket expense coming due this summer on you college tuition bill? SCHOLARSHIPS!
- Your high school guidance office
- RIScholarships.org website or mobile app
- RISLA’s Knowledge for College Scholarship
- Family members and friends’ places of employment
- The local library
- Local organizations such as Elk’s Club, Lions Club and/or your church
- Hometown newspaper
- Your college
Invest The Time
- Start your search early – now is the perfect time
- Set aside time 2 to 3 times per week, 30 – 60 minutes to do your research
- Make a list of the scholarships with the best matches for you, and the submission deadlines, according to the scholarship requirements. For example, some scholarships are only for certain majors, have GPA minimums, focus volunteerism, etc.
- Start drafting your essays and collecting any additional paperwork required, such as a transcript or recommendation letters
- KEEP TRACK OF YOUR DEADLINES!
- Get and stay organized, save copies of everything you submit, as some requirements, like transcripts could be requested in more than just one scholarship application
Increase Your Odds
Lastly, if you are seeking help funding your college career, chances are you don't have money to throw away. With all of the free resources to help locate scholarships, there is no logical need to have to pay.
Best of luck!