There are an array of scholarships available to students, offered by both private and public organizations or individuals. Depending on who you are, your skills, your demographics, where you live, your role in your community, and why you plan to attend school, you can narrow down your options to find the right scholarship for you. There are plenty of scholarship types, including: academic scholarships; scholarships for women and minorities; arts, music, and other creative scholarships; religious scholarships; community scholarships; foundation and nonprofit scholarships; and much more. The most important question to ask yourself when researching scholarships is what makes you unique? Do you have certain skills or interests? Do you have an interesting past and have overcome obstacles? Think about how you would describe yourself; what type of scholarship best matches who you are and who you want to be?
How do I get a college scholarship?
Since scholarships can come from many areas, it is important to do proper research to find a scholarship that is a good fit for you. There are plenty of online search engines geared toward scholarship research, giving you a larger view of scholarship offerings from across the country.
Along with broad research, it is also important to look locally. If you are involved in your community, are a volunteer, or are part of groups, clubs, or other organizations that have scholarship funds, look to these resources!
Another important component of getting a scholarship is presenting yourself well and following instructions. Some scholarships require detailed cover letters, others require in-person interviews. It is important to know how to tell your story and present yourself, whether in-person or in writing, to detail why you deserve the scholarship money.
How do I prepare for finding the right scholarship?
Many people are a bit lost when it comes to finding appropriate scholarships. It is important to be prepared to spend sufficient time for research, follow instructions for the application process and to pay attention to any applicable deadlines.
Curious about the scholarships that are out there and what money is available to you? Follow the links below!
Do Some Research on Your Own for College Scholarships
IntelliTec Colleges understands the dreams of our students and works with them every day to make those dreams a reality. From the moment you walk in the door, you know this school is different.
We work with you to uncover any and all funds available for college. We also encourage you to spend some time researching the following links to see what other monies are available to help fund your future.
Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.
- Scholarship Search by Sallie Mae
- www.going2college.org (Go to the state selection page)