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Scholarship Trends

Parents often tell me that applying for college scholarship and grant money is a waste of time because "we both work so our income is probably too high to qualify for anything." Parents often think that all scholarships and grants are need based. The good news is that there are scholarships and grants related to a wide variety of student qualification other than need.
Foundations, businesses, colleges, community organizations and professional and trade associations are offering scholarships to students:

It is not too late to apply for college scholarships

High school seniors should be hard at work right now applying for scholarships.  But for them to do that, they usually need support and encouragement from parents.  Otherwise, students often assume that mom and dad have their college costs covered, which is often not the case.
Parents should help students search for scholarships.  There are seven primary places to search:
  • high schools in the counselor's office, website or bulletin board and through student clubs and organizations and the parent-teacher organization