It’s that time of the year – high schools kids will be graduating soon, and their parents (and the kids) will have to deal with how much school is going to cost them. While some scholarships may already have been awarded for the upcoming year, it never hurts to see what’s out there. At worst, you can pass on the information to a younger friend or relative.
Here are some ideas on how to find out about what scholarships are out there.
1. Surf the Web. There are several sites dedicated to helping you find out what’s out there. Here are a few of them:
These are both for domestic and international study, so make sure you check them out, regardless of where you’re planning on studying.
2. Contact your future school directly about what they may offer. They may just send you a brochure or information about a Web site, but it’s a good place to start.
3. See what your place of employment may offer. Large organizations may offer scholarships to their employees’ children. Students should also see what’s out there – large corporations like McDonald’s also offer scholarships to their employees.
4. Contact your current high school. They may have a list of local organizations or companies that offer scholarships.
5. Ask! Families should ask everyone they know about what scholarships are out there. A lot of scholarships are small, particularly ones awarded by local organizations, and they don’t always get taken. Try service clubs, advocacy groups, and cultural organizations.
It may seem like a lot of work to track down scholarships, but every little bit helps, so it’s well worth a shot. Good luck!
Do you have any tips on finding scholarships? Please post them!