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Tracking Down College Scholarships

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We hear often from parents, "I'd love for my son/daughter to get accepted to their dream school...but I'm very nervous about how to pay for it."


Even if you're in a more comfortable income bracket, scholarships can go a long way to making the college-going years less of a financial burden. Here are our top tips on getting started:


The Internet
Scholarpro.com and Zinch.com are both great resources for scholarships.


Your Employer
Look for college scholarships close to home. See if your company or any professional organizations you belong to offer scholarships.


Local
Local businesses, civic groups and even wealthy people in your hometown may offer scholarships to local students.


Guidance Counselors
Proactively sit down with your student's guidance counselor to discuss scholarships that are a personal fit for your student and your family's financial situation.


The University
Most people don't know that universities earmark scholarship money for students studying specific majors or entering certain career fields. Once you have narrowed your college list, be sure to reach out to each university to see what is available.


Federal Government
The federal government offers certain scholarships and grants: studentaid2.ed.gov is a great resource.


Courtesy of BrightGuide
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