A discussion of outside scholarship opportunities would not be complete without mentioning that consumers should BEWARE of Scholarship Search SCAMS!
Although we strongly recommend that a college student conduct a search for outside scholarships from a variety of sources, we do want to mention that one should NOT pay any company to do a scholarship search on your behalf, as students can seek out scholarship opportunities on their own for free.
Reportedly, there are scams out there whereby a company will charge a family to conduct a scholarship search for them. However, one can obtain the same information for FREE by using readily available scholarship databases. PLEASE be wary of scams … do not pay a company (or an individual) to do a search for you when you can do it yourself.
See our outside scholarship search article for details on searching for outside scholarship monies.
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