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Scholarships and Potential Employment

What is a scholarship?

A scholarship is a financial award given to a student based on academic achievement and promise. Many scholarships are awarded based on merit. However, some take into account financial need. Scholarships typically do not need to be repaid. Applying is a numbers game, and the more you apply to, the better your chances of actually wining. Apply as soon as possible. Some scholarships require letter of recommendation, essays, and transcripts. Plan ahead!

  • Search early, apply early.
  • Check eligibility requirements, apply to all for which you qualify.
  • Never pay money to apply for a scholarship. 
  • Check your application for mistakes before you submit it.
  • Have someone proofread any required essays.
  • Ask for letters of recommendation early, at least a month before the due date.
  • Research and know something about the organization that is offering the scholarship.
  • Don’t miss deadlines. Use a calendar and checklist to get organized.
  • Apply for scholarships in different categories.
  • Don’t count out scholarships with lower award amounts
The following links contain opportunities for potential scholarships. Deadlines and applications will vary so check back often!