I am asked the question and get calls asking about the search for scholarships outside of the federal or state government and the college’s themselves. 95% of aid, whether it be merit or financial, come from these institutions. The remaining scholarships, of which there are many, are privately funded and typically take a lot of effort for little return. That being said, if you are willing to put the effort in, there are monies to be had from private scholarships.
One very important point to note is that you should NEVER pay anyone to apply for a scholarship. If you are asked to do so, this is most probably a scam and you should stay far away from them. I’ve listed below a few websites and sources that you may find useful in helping you in your quest for private scholarships.
If you have any questions about the college admissions process or the above information please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone, 845.551.6946.
I also purchased a book (yes, hard copy!) on scholarships
The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2016 – Gen and Kelly Tanabe
Elizabeth Levine, IECA Professional Member
Signature College Counseling
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