Scholarships are awarded to a student based on academic achievement and/or need, depending on the source of funds.
Every college and/or university provides some scholarships
(they establish their own criteria)
The vast majority of scholarships are based on either and/or both the ACT score and Class Rank.
If you have decided on a college of your choice, you should check out the requirements for scholarships available through the desired college and/or university.
Students are primarily responsible for identifying and applying for scholarships. They will need to search for scholarships, fill out the paperwork, and bring the completed scholarship into the counselor’s office if recommendation letters or official transcripts are required. It is critical that the completed application is submitted by the deadline date.
Possible resources for scholarships are as follows:
Beware of Scholarship Scams
The Federal Trade Commission offers the following signs that a scholarship is not legitimate.
“The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back.”
“You can’t get this information anywhere else.”
“May I have your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship?”
“We’ll do all the work.”
“The scholarship will cost you some money.”
“You’ve been selected by a national foundation to receive a scholarship,” or “You’re a finalist” in a contest you never entered.
For more information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oig/misused/sscams.html