How can I apply for outside scholarships?

Modified on Tue, 05 Jul 2022 at 07:56 PM

Scholarships are gifts; they don't need to be repaid. There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, and professional/social organizations.

You can learn about scholarships in several ways, including by consulting our guide to Lesley scholarships and grants, and by checking other information in a public library or online. But be careful. Make sure scholarship information and offers you receive are legitimate; and remember that you don't have to pay to find scholarships or other financial aid.

 Try these free sources of information about scholarships:

  • a high school or TRIO counselor
  • the U.S. Department of Labor’s FREE scholarship search tool
  • federal agencies
  • your state grant agency
  • your library’s reference section
  • foundations, religious or community organizations, local businesses, or civic groups
  • organizations (including professional associations) related to your field of interest
  • ethnicity-based organizations
  • your employer or your parents’ employers

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