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Applying for Outside Scholarships

Scholarship Search Tips

  • Include private resources in the search – KFC, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, and Wal-Mart all offer scholarships.
  • Research local businesses and state opportunities. Sometimes the best opportunity is right in your neighborhood.
  • Be persistent and don’t give up. Applying regularly gives you more of a chance than not applying at all (or waiting for one significant scholarship).
  • Carefully read and understand the rules and requirements of the scholarship for which you are applying.
  • Stay positive! This is a long-distance marathon, not a sprint. Be creative, be upbeat, and keep working to uncover the right scholarship.

Scholarship Search Engines