Additional Scholarship Resources
BLACK STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES
COCA COLA TWO YEAR COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
ASIAN COALITION SCHOLARSHIPS
BELL LABS FELLOWSHIPS FOR UNDER REPRESENTED
STUDENT INVENTORS SCHOLARSHIPS
JACK KENT COOKE FOUNDATION
HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION FOUNDATION
AYN RAND ESSAY SCHOLARSHIPS
BRAND ESSAY COMPETION
GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARSHIPS
HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND
XEROX SCHOALARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS
SPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS AND INTERNSHIPS
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS SCHOLARSHIPS
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
THURGOOD MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
PRESIDENTIAL FREEDOM SCHOLARSHIPS
MICROSOFT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS
WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FOR MINORITIES
BOEING SCHOLARSHIPS (HBCU)
HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITIES SCHOLARSHIPS
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS & AID HELP
BURGER KING SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
COLLEGE NETWORK SCHOLARSHP DATABASE
UNION SPONSORED SCHOLARSHIPS AND AID
BLACK ALLIANCE EDUCATIONAL OPTIONS SCHOLARSHIPS
BUREAU OF JEWISH EDUCATION ADMINISTERED SCHOLARSHIPS
Be Cautious of Scholarship Scams
Be careful when searching for scholarship information and don’t fall prey to fraud. Make sure information and offers are legitimate. You are cautioned against using scholarship research services that charge a fee, as they use the same resources that are available to you for free – the Internet, scholarship books, employers and social organizations, etc.
Estimates show that families lose millions of dollars to scholarship fraud every year. According to the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, more than 350,000 people are cheated by scholarship scams each year, losing some $5 million. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cautions students to look for these telltale signs:
- The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back
- "You can’t get this information anywhere else."
- "You’ve been selected by a 'national foundation' to receive a scholarship" or You’re a finalist" in a contest you never entered.
- The scholarship will cost some money.
- "We’ll do all the work."
- "I just need your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship."
For more information on this topic, visit www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscam