Finding Scholarships/Grants

Deb - posted on 10/16/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Does anybody have any good advice on finding scholarships? My daughter has excellent grades and is interested in science. We make too much money to qualify for financial aid, but also have 6 kids and one salary so we need to find other ways to pay for her college education! She will be applying as a Junior somewhere next year after completing her Associates in Science at a local community college. Also, do I start looking now?

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Towanda - posted on 10/23/2009

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She can meet with a advisor . She can also look on Broke scholar .com or try tylenols web page or google search scholarships in science for put in specfic things like left handed or medical fields of choice etc.

Lori - posted on 10/21/2009

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It is very frustrating since my son had excellent grades with no "need" based on the FAFSA. He received a scholarship from the college he choose to attend by filling out the FAFSA. Try collegeboard.com to see if there is anything out there. Do not depend on getting help from FAFSA. My son had to take out a loan as well as we did along with the scholarship.

Dede - posted on 10/21/2009

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Unfortunately your daughter will still be considered a dependant on the FAFSA until she is 24 unless she gets married or have children of her own. I didn't realize that until this past year. My daughter is 19, lives on her own, work and is a full time student. I thought that she would be considered a independant student, but she's not. That was very disappointing, considering we teach our children to get their education out of the way first. Have you checked out scholarships.com? The earlier you get started, the better because it takes a lot of work and time to get results.

Donna - posted on 10/20/2009

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Her High School Counselor is usually a good resource. We have a great one, and even though your daughter in is Community College, they may be able to help.

Mary - posted on 10/18/2009

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start by completing the fafsa-maybe you already did this,but it has to be done each year- she'll probably qualify for a stafford loan- my son has a full scholarship with the army-rotc- a friend is doing the reserves- if she doesn't want to try this, check out all organizations that you or a family member are a part of such as the elks club, etc, and many community groups give away small scholarships in our town a local doctor offers 1 scholarship, so does the local soccer club,etc... she could check her campus for scholarship opportunities both the current college and the new college, hope this helps- i have 3 in college right now, my girls have part time jobs and my son is rotc- we only qualified for stafford unsub and subsidized- thats it

Deb - posted on 10/17/2009

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Thanks so much, Carmen. I will look into them both. We filled out the fafsa one but didn't get anything except a loan. Is that related to the Pell? I will google both!

Carmen - posted on 10/16/2009

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Quoting Deb:
She needs to apply for a pell grant, and a hope grant, if good grades she can get hope scholorship. But try pell grant, and the schools have scholorships to apply for also.
Finding Scholarships/Grants

Does anybody have any good advice on finding scholarships? My daughter has excellent grades and is interested in science. We make too much money to qualify for financial aid, but also have 6 kids and one salary so we need to find other ways to pay for her college education! She will be applying as a Junior somewhere next year after completing her Associates in Science at a local community college. Also, do I start looking now?


 

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