Who gives the scholarships?
- Charitable Foundations
- Memorial scholarships established by family members
- Professional Associations
- Labor Unions
- Women's groups
- State and Federal government
- College and academic departments
- How do I find the right one for me?
FIND A GOOD FIT BY THINKING FOR YOURSELF! Where do you come from? What is your family history? Where are you employed? What organizations do you belong to? What about your family situation? What makes you who you are?
Keeping your grades up is important, but not all scholarships put grades first.
Don't limit yourself! If you meet the criteria -- apply.
In The Community
Ask people about local organizations and groups offering scholarships. Are you connected with particular advocacy groups or professional associations?
Remember to ask your own employer or union. Perhaps the national office or local branch offers scholarships to employees.
Ask your parents about their own employers, social groups, professional affiliations, unions, military service, and so forth as you may qualify as a family member.
The descriptions of the scholarship criteria include the pertinent information so that you will be able to decide whether you are eligible prior to contacting the organization. Some organizations require that applicants be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
Scholarship Deadline Dates
The deadline months appear in the parenthesis after the name of the scholarship. Deadlines may differ from year to year as do some of the criteria. It is important that you check with the organization directly to find out if there are any changes. ALWAYS use the application for the current year. Most organizations will not accept an outdated application