A basic web search for the word “scholarship” yields nearly 200 million results. Many parents — particularly those with minimal to no need-based aid eligibility — are counting on scholarships to reduce their children’s college costs. But with so many options, most families don’t know how to efficiently find scholarships their child has a greater likelihood of receiving. This program will streamline the scholarship search process, teaching you how to:
Understand the difference between college-based and privately funded scholarships
Strategically develop a college list to maximize college-based scholarship funding
Identify the best sources of outside scholarships and avoid scams
Organize the scholarship application process
Fit scholarships into an overall college finance plan
This topic is suggested for parents/guardians of 9th – 12th graders.