How to Pay for College
There are tens of thousands of scholarships available from tens of thousands of organizations across the country. So the good news is that there is lots of free money to go to college. The challenge is that there is not one central website that has all the scholarships you could qualify for. You will have to do your homework, make lists of websites and scholarships, use your organizational skills and time management skills to keep track of the scholarships, application deadlines, and amount of money you qualify for. It is possible to go to college for free if you put in the effort to research, find, and track the scholarships you qualify for.
Do not ever pay for a scholarship search. Reputable websites are free.
May/June SPS Scholarship Bulletin
Various scholarships for most grades. Scholarship Link
Good places to start a scholarship search
- http://finaid.org – Everything there is to know about financial aid
- http://thewashboard.org– Supposedly the best web site for scholarships in the NW
- http://scholarshipjunkies.org – Scholarship search created by UW Students
- http://waopportunityscholarship.com – 700 scholarships given out annually for STEM and Health Care
- http://studentaid.ed.gov – Dept of Education Student Aid Information
Additional Scholarship Sites
- http://www.collegesuccessfoundation.org/wa/student-guide – College Success Foundation scholarship information and grade by grade planning guides.
- http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps – AmeriCorps national service program. Tuition assistance.
- http://apiasf.org/scholarships.html – Asian and Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund
- http://collegeboard.com – Selects colleges, fin aid info and scholarships and more
- http://collegefund.org – American Indian College Fund
- Strengthening Financial Avenues in Native American Communities https://www.moneygeek.com/financial-planning/financial-resources-native-american-communities/
- http://collegemapper.com – College Planning and Scholarship Search
- http://collegenet.com – Scholarship search
- http://collegeplan.org – Pacific NW Scholarship Guide. Local scholarship sources.
- http://collegequest.com – Scholarship search
- http://colleges.com/financialaid/ – Scholarship search
- http://discovernursing.com – Links to nursing scholarships
- http://hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs/ – Hispanic Scholarship Fund
- http://petersons.com – Selects colleges, fin aid info and scholarships
- http://salliemae.com/plan-for-college/scholarships/ – Sallie Mae Scholarship Search
- https://www.scholarshipexperts.com/ – Financial aid scholarship search.
- http://scholarships.com – Scholarship search
- http://scholarships.uncf.org– United Negro College Fund
- http://scholarshipsonline.org – Scholarship search
- http://thurgoodmarshallfund.net/scholarship/about-scholarships-program – Thurgood Marshall Fund
- http://www.wiche.edu/wue – Western Undergraduate Exchange – WA residents pays 1.5x tuition
https://www.publicservicedegrees.org/resources/low-income-college-students/ -Helping Hand: Resources & Support for Low Income College Students
https://www.publicservicedegrees.org/resources/higher-education-resources-for-homeless-students/ - Resources & Scholarships for Homeless Students