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November HIGHLIGHTED Scholarships

 

 

 

Ron Brown Scholars Program

Closing Date: Early Application November 1st Final Deadline January 9th

Description: Must meet the following requirements: Must be Black/African American, Must excel academically, Must exhibit exceptional leadership potential.

Apply Here: https://www.ronbrown.org/section/apply/eligibility-requirements

 

The Future is Female Scholarship

Closing Date: November 1, 2017

Description: Must write several short essay prompts about inspiration & female role models

Apply here: https://trueandco.com/scholarship/

 

NY Times

Description: The New York Times College Scholarship Program was established in 1999 as a

way to support high achieving yet financially underprivileged high school students from the greater New York City community.

Closing Date: November 10, 2017

Apply Here: https://nyt.typeform.com/to/OC9eNr

 

Jack Kent Cooke

Amount: $40,000 per year

Closing Date: November 14, 2017

Apply Here: https://outreach.jkcf.org/cs-apply/?utm_campaign=2018_CS_Outreach&utm_source=Website&utm_medium=Button

 

 

 

THINKING OF APPLYING TO CUNY/SUNY?

 

Be aware of the THE NYS STEM INCENTIVE SCHOLARSHIP & The EXCELSIOR SCHOLARSHIP

 

This scholarship covers tuition to SUNY or CUNY schools. For the 2016-2017 academic year, the standard SUNY tuition rate was a maximum of $6,470 per year.

 

An applicant must:

 

  • be a NYS resident and have resided in NYS for 12 continuous months prior to the beginning of the fall college term;
  • be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen;
  • be a high school senior/recent high school graduate who will be enrolled full time at a SUNY or CUNY college, including community colleges and the statutory colleges at Cornell University and Alfred University, beginning in the fall term following his or her high school graduation;
  • be ranked in the top 10 percent of his/her high school graduating class at a NYS high school;
  • be matriculated in an approved undergraduate program leading to a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics at a SUNY or CUNY college;
  • earn a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher each term after the first semester; execute a Service Contract agreeing to reside and work in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics in NYS for five years.

 

 

 

 

Award Amount

 

A recipient receives an annual award for full-time study equal to the annual tuition charged to NYS resident students attending an undergraduate program at the State University of New York (SUNY), or actual tuition charged, whichever is less. For the 2016-2017 academic year,

the standard SUNY tuition rate is a maximum of $6,470 per year.

 

Link: https://tinyurl.com/plh7cye

 

Excelsior Scholarship

 

The Excelsior Scholarship, proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo during his 2017 State of the State, is also known as the tuition-free program. It would cover tuition for eligible SUNY and CUNY students.

 

 

 

Apply here: http://www.suny.edu/smarttrack/types-of-financial-aid/scholarships/excelsior/

 

Link: https://tinyurl.com/n7q5h2v

 

More information on Enhanced Tuition Award (good for NYS Private schools)

 

Link: https://www.hesc.ny.gov/pay-for-college/financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid/nys-grants- scholarships-awards/the-excelsior-scholarship/enhanced-tuition-awards.html

 

ADDITIONAL OCTOBER SCHOLARSHIPS

 

 

 

 

#FeelsLikeHome Scholarship

Sponsor: Homes.com

Amount: $1,000

Closing Date: October 13, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are between the ages of 16 and 22 years of age. Applicant must

share a photo that shows how theyve made (or plan to make) their college experience feel like a home away from home.

 

Olin E. Teague Scholarship Sponsor: National Space Club Amount: $4,000

Closing Date: October 13, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are U.S. citizens and plan to pursue careers in the aerospace fields.

 

Search to Learn Scholarship Sponsor: Directive Consulting Amount: $500

Closing Date: October 14, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students with an active .edu email address. Applicant must create a 30 second to one minute video explaining/demonstrating how Digital Marketing has changed society.

 

American Muscle Automotive Scholarships

Sponsor: AmericanMuscle

Amount: $2,000

Closing Date: October 15, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students who are pursuing an automotive degree or related field of study.

 

Branson Shows Inspired Scholarship Sponsor: Branson Show Tickets Amount: $1,000

Closing Date: October 15, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the United States between the ages of 16 and 19, who are current students at any accredited educational institution or program of higher learning. High school students and homeschooled students who plan to enroll in college upon graduation are also encouraged to apply. Applicant must submit an essay on how a show inspired their dreams.

 

Flinn Scholarship Sponsor: Flinn Founation Amount: Varies

Closing Date: October 15, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are U.S. citizens and Arizona residents. Applicant must participate and demonstrate leadership in a variety of extracurricular activities, attain at least a 3.5 GPA, and rank in the top five percent of their graduating class (if the school reports class rank).

 

BlindsOnline Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity

Sponsor: BlindsOnline

Amount: $1,000

Closing Date: October 31, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled at an accredited high school, college or university within the United States. Applicant must provide the best design ideas concerning the window treatments of the future.

 

List Enthusiast Scholarship Program

Sponsor: List Enthusiast

Amount: $1,500

Closing Date: October 31, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to current high school, college, and graduate school students. Applicant must submit an article about any technology, gadget or even something informative- yet-interesting.

 

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Amount: Up to $30,000

Closing Date: October 31, 2017

Description: Program is open to students in grades 9-12 who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions. Applicant must submit a 3-5 minute essay on this years theme; “American History: Our Hope for the Future.”

 

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

Sponsor: Unigo

Amount: $2,000

Closing Date: October 31, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

 

ADDITIONAL NOVEMBER SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Education Matters Scholarship

Sponsor: Unigo

Amount: $5,000

Closing Date: November 30, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2023) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS PLUS

https://www.scholarshipplus.org/splus/program/apply-now/

Applicants must be current high school seniors (graduating June 2018) who attend public,

parochial or private schools in New York City and who have demonstrated: ALBERT SHANKER Come to the College Office for an Application

Horatio Alger Scholarship Award

 

 

 

This generous need-based scholarship is geared toward students who have faced and overcome great obstacles. To be considered eligible, your gross adjusted family income must be at or below $55,000. At the national level, there are 106 $25,000 awards; there are also state scholarships that range between $6,000 and $10,500.

 

This one scholarship application will get you considered for many other national, state, and specialized scholarships—which means less work for you and many more opportunities for scholarship funding!

 

  • This scholarship is open to US high school seniors who plan on getting a BA.
  • Application season typically runs from August to October.

 

 

 

 

Jackie Robinson's Foundation Scholarship Program

 

Applicants to this need-based scholarship are judged on leadership skills and commitment to community service. To be considered eligible, you must identify as a minority student. As many as 60 new scholarships are awarded annually. The scholarships are four-year awards, and recipients can receive as much as $7,000 per year.

 

  • This scholarship is open to minority high school seniors.

 

This year's application period opens November 1, 2017, and ends February 15, 2018.

 

 

 

Design Scholarship Sponsor: BestReview Amount: $2,000

Closing Date: December 1, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to students studying at or can show proof they are enrolled with an accredited school program who are between the ages of 5 and 100 years of age. International students are welcome to apply. Applicant must submit an essay on how product design impacts the world in a positive way.

Lamber-Goodnow Injury Law Team College Scholarship

Sponsor: Lamber & Goodnow Injury Law Team

Amount: $1,000

Closing Date: December 1, 2017

Description: Scholarships are open to students enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university with a 2.8 GPA or higher. Applicant must submit an essay on how they are driven to innovate.

 

Rubincam Youth Award

Sponsor: National Genealogical Society

Amount: $500

Closing Date: December 15, 2017

Description: Award is open to students in grades 7 through 12. Applicants must submit a genealogical project.

 

SEO & Content Marketing Scholarship Sponsor: American Marketing Ventures, Inc. Amount: $1,000

Closing Date: December 15, 2017

Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students worldwide who have an interest in SEO and content marketing. Studying in the fields of Business, Marketing, Computer Science, Communications, or IT are recommended, but not required. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to content marketing.

 

Leaders Save Lives Scholarship Program

Sponsor: American Red Cross

Amount: Up to $2,500

Closing Date: January 15, 2018

Description: Scholarship is open to all high school and college students. Applicant must host an

American Red Cross blood drive between December 15, 2017 and January 15, 2018.

 

Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship

Sponsor: Connecther

Amount: Up to $5,000

Closing Date: January 20, 2018

Description: Scholarship is open to students in 8th grade, high school and college undergraduates who are under the age of 25. Applicant must submit a 3-6 minute short film that raises awareness about critical issues affecting women and girls around the world OR propose solutions to critical challenges faced by women.

 

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

Sponsor: Digital Responsibility

Amount: $1,000

Closing Date: January 30, 2018

Description: Scholarship is open to current high school and college students. Applicant must submit a short statement about technology addiction.

ACIS Travel is Education Scholarship

Sponsor: ACIS

Amount: Up to $1,000

Closing Date: January 31, 2018

Description: Scholarship is open to students in grades 6 through 12 traveling on an ACIS tour from October 15, 2017 through October 14, 2018.

 

Association of Women in Mathematics Essay Contest Sponsor: Association for Women in Mathematics Amount: Varies

Closing Date: January 31, 2018

Description: Contest is open to students in grades 6 through 12 and undergraduate students. Student must submit an essay based on an interview with a women currently working in a mathematical career.

 

I Have a Dream Scholarship

Sponsor: Unigo

Amount: $1,500

Closing Date: January 31, 2018

Description: Applicant must be 13 years of age or older, be a resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, and be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant must submit a short essay (250 words or less) about a dream.

 

Sweet & Simple Scholarship

Sponsor: Unigo

Amount: $1,500

Closing Date: February 28, 2018

Description: Applicant must be 13 years of age or older, be a resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, and be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant must submit a short written response about a gift they received.

 

Superpower Scholarships

Sponsor: Unigo

Amount: $2,500

Closing Date: March 31, 2018

Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and who are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. In a short written response, student must explain which superhero or villain they would want to changes places with for a day and why.

 

  

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

Sponsor: Winning Writers

Amount: Up to $1,000

Closing Date: April 1, 2018

Description: Contest is open to poets of all ages and from all nations. Contestant must submit one English poem only with a maximum of 250 lines.

 

All About Education Scholarship

Sponsor: Unigo

Amount: $3,000

Closing Date: April 30, 2018

Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia and are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

 

E-waste Scholarship

Sponsor: Digital Responsibility

Amount: $1,000

Closing Date: April 30, 2018

Description: Scholarship is open to high school students and current or entering college or graduate students at any level. Applicant must answer in 140-characters or less the most important reason to care about e-waste is…”

 

Fifth Month Scholarship

Sponsor: Unigo

Amount: $1,500

Closing Date: May 31, 2018

Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant must “write a letter to the number five explaining why five is important.”

 

 

 

Reston Limousine Scholarship

To Be Eligible:

 

  • You must be a graduating senior in high school or a current freshman, sophomore, or junior in college.
  • You must be between the ages of 16 and 22.
  • We reserve the right to verify the date of your high school graduation and/or college enrollment.
  • Any and all content may be used in future Homes.com marketing.*

 

Reston Limousine is offering a $1000 scholarship to one worthy student who can share a story of their acts of service.


Due: December 11, 2017

For more information and to see the submission rules and guidelines, please visit the listing here:

https://www.restonlimo.com/reston-limo-scholarship-2017/

 

 

 

Who may apply: You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

 

How to apply: Complete the application form below including a 140-character message about digital privacy. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about digital privacy.

 

Deadline: June 30, 2017

 

How we'll select the winner: We'll select the 10 finalists based on the content of the 140- character message. The winner will be selected based on the content and creativity of the 500- to

1,000-word essay.

 

Awards: The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

 

 

 

 ALPHABETIZED SCHOLARSHIPS BY UNIVERSITY

 

 

DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP

 

To apply, students (juniors and seniors) need to write an essay of less than 1,000 words on the topic below: Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.

 

Essays should be submitted to awards@studentawardsearch.com

 

Deadline: May 22, 2017

 

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

The award-winning Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars (FDDS) program at American

University (AU) is offering five full scholarships to high potential, incoming freshmen dedicated to creative problem-solving, post-baccalaureate education, and socially-responsible leadership!

 

Selected on the basis of recommendation letters, intellectual curiosity, leadership experience, personal qualities, and interest in attending graduate and/or professional school, FDDS receive AU’s most prestigious merit-based scholarship - full tuition, room, board, books, metro pass, and mandatory fees. It is renewable for a total of four years of undergraduate study, provided


Scholars maintain a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA. Students applying as freshmen who would like to be considered for the scholarship must complete the FDDS program AND Honors program applications by January 15th.

 

While they encourage applications from all ambitious, well-rounded students, the most competitive applicants will have a minimum 3.8 GPA (unweighted) or 4.0 GPA (weighted). Standardized test scores are not required and submission is optional.

 

To apply, please visit http://www.american.edu/DouglassScholars

 

 

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF BRIDGEPORT

 

Application fee waivers in the college office for University of Bridgeport (limited supply) Or apply online www.bridgeport.edu and enter promo code at payment screen: APP17FA

 

 

 

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

 

42nd Annual Boston University Trustee Scholarship Competition Application available online at bu.edu/admissions/trustee

 

CHAMPLAIN COLLEGE

 

Women in Technology Scholarship

Nominated students will be eligible to win one of two $10,000 merit-based scholarships www.Champlain.edu/WomenInTechnology

 

CORNELL UNIVERSITY

 

DACA students are eligible for institutional, need-based financial aid in place of federal/state grants and loans. Read more at: http://admissions.cornell.edu/news/daca-students

 

STEM Scholarship (some programs qualify)

 

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY

NOAH (New Opportunities at Hofstra Program)

 

The New Opportunities at Hofstra Program (NOAH) has provided highly motivated and diverse students with access to higher education at one of the country’s finest postsecondary institutions since the program’s inception in 1964. Today, the NOAH Program provides academic, financial and social support resources for students from lower-socioeconomic backgrounds who attend Hofstra University.


HISPANIC HERITAGE FOUNDATION

 

To access the application, click

here: https://app.reviewr.com/hispanicheritage/site//hispanicheritage

 

HOBART AND WILLIAM SMITH COLLEGES

 

All scholarship information: http://www.hws.edu/admissions/merit_based.aspx

 

MONROE COLLEGE (FALL 2017)

 

Monroe's Teaching Professionals Scholarship. No out of pocket tuition scholarship to recruit and prepare under represented students in the teaching field. Students will receive free books and a chrome book computer. They will complete their degree in Early Childhood Education.

 

QUEENS COLLEGE

 

TIME 2000 Program: undergraduate teacher education program in mathematics

 

TIME2000.qc.cuny.edu

 

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY

 

Application Fee Waiver

 

Enter code XFW at the end of the Seton Hall online application or Common App.  Fall 2017 application available at: admissions.shu.edu

 

SUNY/ CUNY

 

THE NYS STEM INCENTIVE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship pays for your tuition to SUNY or CUNY school. For the 2016-2017 academic

year, the standard SUNY tuition rate was a maximum of $6,470 per year. (2017 grads: You were already contacted by the college office if you qualify.)

 

An applicant must:

 

  • be a NYS resident and have resided in NYS for 12 continuous months prior to the beginning of the fall college term;

 

  • be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen;

 

  • be a high school senior/recent high school graduate who will be enrolled full time at a SUNY or CUNY college, including community colleges and the statutory colleges at Cornell University and Alfred University, beginning in the fall term following his or her high school graduation;

  • be ranked in the top 10 percent of his/her high school graduating class at a NYS high school;

 

  • be matriculated in an approved undergraduate program leading to a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics at a SUNY or CUNY college;

 

 

Award Amount

 

A recipient receives an annual award for full-time study equal to the annual tuition charged to NYS resident students attending an undergraduate program at the State University of New York (SUNY), or actual tuition charged, whichever is less. For the 2016-2017 academic year, the standard SUNY tuition rate is a maximum of $6,470 per year.

 

Excelsior Scholarship

 

The Excelsior Scholarship, proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo during his 2017 State of the State, is also known as the tuition-free program. It would cover tuition for eligible SUNY and CUNY students.

Apply here: http://www.suny.edu/smarttrack/types-of-financial-aid/scholarships/excelsior/

 

Link: https://www.hesc.ny.gov/pay-for-college/financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid/nys-grants- scholarships-awards/the-excelsior-scholarship

 

More information on Enhanced Tuition Award (good for NYS Private schools)

 

Link: https://www.hesc.ny.gov/pay-for-college/financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid/nys-grants- scholarships-awards/the-excelsior-scholarship/enhanced-tuition-awards.html

 

 

 

 

Carey Gabay Scholarship

 

The Carey Gabay Scholarship Program will annually award full cost-of-attendance scholarships to attend State University of New York State-operated campus to five students who – like Carey – achieved academic excellence despite an economically disadvantaged background.

Apply here: http://www.suny.edu/smarttrack/types-of-financial-aid/scholarships/gabay/

 

 

S LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY

 

Presidential Diversity Scholarship

Students who have demonstrated commitment to and appreciation for racial and ethnic diversity eligible to apply

 

https://www.stlawu.edu/admissions/form/merit-scholarship-application

 

SUNY PLATTSBURG

 

$1,750 Cardinal NYC Grant – Issued to ALL accepted NYC students (both EOP and non-EOP).

 

$3,500/year Cardinal NYC Scholarship – Awarded based on academic achievement. Check out our scholarship calculator here.

 

WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

 

The Wesleyan University Hamilton Prize for Creativity

 

4-year full-tuition scholarship (more than $200,000 in total) www.wesleyan.edu/admission

 

UNC-CHARLOTTE

 

 

Levine Scholarship: visit levinescholars.uncc.edu

 

 

 

ROLLING SCHOLARSHIPS

 

15th Annual National Co-Op Scholarship Program

 

More info at www.waceinc.org and on Facebook (WACEINC)

 

Crescent Electric

 

One of the top electrical distributors in the United States has a great scholarship opportunity for students who are living a sustainable lifestyle. For more information about the $1000 academic scholarship, please see the submission rules and guidelines

here: http://www.cesco.com/content/EnergySaverScholarship

 

Geneseo Migrant Center Scholarships for Migrant Students

 

Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation Scholarships

 

Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program


2016 Green Home Improvement Scholarship

 

 ENTELECs  Wayne  V.  Black  Scholarship

 

 VFW  Auxiliarys  Young  American  Patriotic  ArContest

 

 Jeannette  Rank in  Women’s  Scholarship  Fund

 

Diabetes Scholars Foundation

 

 

 

 

EXCELSIOR SCHOLARSHIP FALL 2017

 

APPLY HERE:

https://webapps.hesc.ny.gov/questionnaire/page.hesc?questionnaireId=58&versionNumber=1

 

Excelsior Scholarship Facts

 

Who is Eligible?

 

  • The program will be phased in over three years, beginning in Fall 2017 for students whose income is below $100,000, then increasing to $110,000 in Fall 2018, and capping off at $125,000 in Fall 2019.

 

  • Eligible students will need to complete an Excelsior Scholarship application. The application is expected to be launched by HESC in late May or early June 2017--we dont know what information will be requested on this application yet. You can register at www.HESC.ny.gov to be alerted when the application is available.

 

Are All College Costs Covered?

 

  • No, this scholarship will only cover tuition costs that remain after PELL and TAP awards have been applied, and will not be applied to other costs of attendance (eg. room and board, books, supplies, student fees, etc.). If a student’s PELL and TAP awards surpass SUNY and CUNY tuition, then (s)he would not benefit from the Excelsior Scholarship.

 

You Must Maintain Eligibility!

 

  • Students must be enrolled full-time at their institutions, complete 30 credits per year (including summer and winter terms), and maintain a 2.0 GPA. Students must also agree to live in New York State after graduation for the same number of years that they received the scholarship and, if they are employed during this time, their place of employment must also be located in New York State.

  • Failure to maintain the GPA and number of credits may result in the student losing the scholarship.

 

  • Failure to remain in NYS for the required amount of time may result in the funds received through the Excelsior Scholarship being converted to a loan. We do not know the type of loan or how much (if any) interest the loan would carry. We do anticipate that there will be exemptions for students continuing on to graduate degree programs, and for military service.

 

Are Transfer Students Eligible?

 

  • Yes, the Excelsior Scholarship is available to transfer students who meet the income criteria above, and who are on track to complete their degree on time. These students must also be enrolled full time, and must complete 30 credits in each year that they receive the scholarship. Students who have already earned an associate’s degree can receive the Excelsior Scholarship toward a bachelor’s degree program. Though, a student who has already earned an associate’s degree cannot receive the scholarship toward a second associates. Likewise, a student with a bachelors degree cannot receive the scholarship toward a second bachelor’s degree.

 

Further Questions?

 

  • The Excelsior Scholarship will be regulated by the Higher Education Services Corporation

(HESC), the same organization that regulates the NYS Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).

HESC has released a detailed FAQ on their website (www.HESC.ny.gov) to address some of the more complicated questions you and your students may have.

 

AVOID SCHOLARSHIP SCAMS

 

  • Application for financial aid/scholarship offered by a service is done for a fee. Legitimate scholarship offerings have to be applied for by the student.

 

  • Exclusive scholarships guaranteed by a service are most probably false: fine print stipulations make claim virtually impossible. If a service states that it can obtain funds for anyone, this is false; there are many parameters taken into consideration the awarding of scholarships.

 

  • Unsolicited offers/notification that the student has been selected to participate in a program/society are scams: the invitation has been extended with a fee attached.

 

  • Legitimate scholarship offerings do not have application fees.

 

  • “Advance-feeloans that ask for payment for processing before approval or

disbursement are scams to illicit money from students/families.

 

  • “Free seminar” or candidate interview offered for financial aid/scholarship by a

consulting firm is service sales promotional.


  • Ask Questions! Legitimate organizations will have available and verifiable information: physical address, telephone number, and most, web site; fraudulent services are reluctant to and may not provide data.

 

  • Research! There are consumer protection and government agencies  to assist and to uncover fraudulent practices: the local Better Business Bureau, Federal Trade Commission (977) FTC-HELP or www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams, local and state department of consumer protection, the Office of the Attorney, and the National Fraud Information Center at www.fraud.org.