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Quick Tips
Finding Scholarships
Money Minute
Scholarships can help to offset the cost of college. Do your homework to find scholarships in less obvious places.

Given today’s college expenses, parents and students can use all the help they can get.

  • Ask your high school and college counselors for guidance: They usually have lists of scholarships as well as reputable online resources.

  • Take a closer look: Although there are the typical scholarships for athletics and the arts, there are also rewards based on what you want to study. For example, there are scholarships out there for aspiring journalists — and be sure to include your own university in your search — your school’s journalism department may offer scholarships too.

  • Be strategic: While national scholarships might offer more money, local scholarships usually have less competition, so your chances of winning one are better. Check your local businesses, civic organizations, non-profits and religious groups.

At the end of the day, every dollar counts so this is homework that just might literally pay off!

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