Where can I find out about scholarship opportunities?
Many organizations offer scholarships based on a variety of criteria, such as area of study, academic or athletic ability, residence or financial need. Students must apply directly to these organizations to be considered for their scholarships. Possible sources include the Boy Scouts, Elks, Rotary Clubs, Kiwanis, Lions, Knights of Columbus, unions, churches, corporations and places of employment. Check for additional scholarship opportunities with your high school guidance counselor, employers, clubs and other organizations with which you are associated. Scholarship information also is available via the Internet.
In addition, most State System universities and/or their foundations have limited scholarships made available through gifts from individuals or corporations. Often, these scholarships are targeted to students meeting certain donor restrictions, such as academic performance, program of study, hometown, etc. Some universities might have a separate application to be completed for consideration of institutional aid.