There are many free services and opportunities for
scholarships. Students must
take care not to be distracted by fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair
business practices. Here
are a few quick tips to help avoid scholarship scams.
Most scholarships do not require an
application fee. Beware of any program or service that requests a fee.
be distracted by official sounding names and logos.
If you have questions about an offer, see your school
counselor or GRASP advisor.
cautious with announcements that you have been selected as a
finalist in a contest that requires additional fees.
scholarships are usually available through multiple avenues.
Scholarship seekers should be wary of services that advertise
exclusive offers not found elsewhere.
is no one program or service that can guarantee that you will be
awarded scholarships. Even
refund guarantees may have strings attached.
Researching financial aid and scholarship
opportunities requires time and patience.
Students should approach scholarship searches as a long-term
project by identifying eligibility and deadlines for opportunities.
Students should always consult with their school counselor, GRASP
advisor or college
financial aid officer.