Information About External Scholarships
Scholarships are everywhere!
Students and families just need to take some time to do their research and apply. High school students should start with their school counselor. Schools have specific scholarships for their particular school, county and region. Many students miss out on these opportunities simply because they do not apply.
Internet searches are a great way to find scholarship money, but caution is a must. While there are many reputable websites, there are just as many sites that will try to scam students and families out of money and even their identity.
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The Scholly App offers scholarship and services for a small monthly fee ($4.99 per month, $24.99 for 6 months or $34.99 for 12 months).
Red Flags for Scam
-You must pay a fee (any fee) to apply for the scholarship.
-You are asked to provide a credit card number or your bank or savings account information.
-The offer “guarantees” that you will be given a scholarship.
-You never applied for the scholarship.
-You must attend a free seminar to be considered for the scholarship.
-The offer says there are millions in unclaimed scholarship money waiting for you.
-The offer is filled with typos and spelling errors. For example, “scholarship” is spelled “scholorship.”