Scholarships

What is a scholarship?
A scholarship is an award of financial aid for a student to further their education.Scholarships are awarded based upon various criteria, which usually reflect the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award. Scholarship money is not required to be repaid.

Scholarship Search Tools

This is a small list of search sites that I have found on-line. Remember to establish a new email address just for "all things college". Otherwise your main email will constantly be full.

*Raise.Me (for students who have a 3.2 GPA and don't know where they want to go for college)

*Tuitionfundingsources.com

*Schoolsoup.com

*Fastweb.com

*Cksf.org (Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation)

*Scholarships.com

*Cappex.com

*Salliemae.com/plan-for-college/scholarships/scholarship-search/

*ohe.state.mn.us/mpg.cfm?pagelID=1283

*ohe.state.mn.us/mnscholarships (listed by MN colleges)

*Collegenet.com

*Collegeview.com

*ScholarshipPoints.com

*Studentscholarships.org

*SuperCollege.com

*DoSomething.org

*Unigo.com

*Finaid.org

*BigFuture.CollegeBoard.org

*Petersons.com

*CollegeXpress

Other search tips: look for scholarships in you major, your ethnicity, disabilities (if applicable), your favorite product brand names, parent’s employers, your employer, your church, your clubs, etc.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DIVERSE NATIONALITIES

Hispanic Scholarship Fund -Largest provider of college aid to Latino students

Latino College Dollars -Scholarship info for Latino students

African American -Scholarships for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Scholarships for low income African American, American Indian/ Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American

Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship -Largest non-profit organization devoted to providing scholarships for AAP

American Indian College Fund -Provides Native Students with scholarship and financial support

UNCF -One of the nations largest minority education organization.

MN Dream Act- Undocumented students can apply for state financial aid

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS WITH MEDICAL CONCERNS

Diabetic students

Students with Disabilities

Students with hearing loss Colleges with particular sensitivity to students with hearing loss

HELPFUL TIPS

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