There is a ton of money out there for college and you’re probably wondering, “Where can I find it?” Of course there are popular websites like Fastweb.com and Scholarships.com; however, there are other resources available that you might not know about.
Try these three easy places to start your scholarship search.
Local foundations and organizations: Many local foundations have scholarships and grants available to residents of the area. In addition, check out organizations such as fraternities, sororities and professional membership groups in your area for more opportunities. Check each local chapter’s website for additional information.
Your employer: Collect more than a paycheck! Many companies offer tuition assistance or scholarship programs as a benefit for employees. Check with your manager to see what opportunities are available for you.
Your school’s financial aid office: You never know until you ask! Some scholarships are available on an emergency need basis. If you are a high school student, go to your guidance counselor to see if any opportunities are available.