BEWARE OF SCHOLARSHIP SCAMS
To date, there are well over a half million scholarships advertised. Due to the large number and widely varied application requirements, the National Committee on Student Contests, Programs, and Activities does not review individual scholarship programs.
The Committee does encourage students and parents to be smart consumers when considering applying for scholarships and recommends that they refer to the Scholarship Warning Signs developed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and found on the FTC website.
Because an increasing number of students are using the Internet to search and apply for scholarships, the Committee suggest that the following FTC guidelines be used to evaluate such services and reminds administrators, parents, and students that a common practice for scams involves the use of high pressure sales tactics.
Many students and parents are turning to scholarship search services to assist in their efforts to secure financial assistance. According to the FTC, the increased use of these services has also led to more incidents of scams that promise search assistance. The Committee recommends that students and parents considering registration to a scholarship search service should consider those that do not charge for services. It is also recommended that parents and students consider search services that maintain websites, which refrain from alcohol, tobacco and firearm advertising, and provide a clear explanation of policies regarding the use of personal directory information (such as name, address, email, date of birth, gender, and country of citizenship) that a number of scholarship search companies collect and sell. Parents should read and understand the company’s procedures for opting out on the release of student information before completing the registration process.
ADDTIONAL WARNING SIGNS
THE SCHOLARSHIPS ON THIS SITE ARE NOT MEANT TO BE THE ONLY SOURCE FOR AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS. I WILL LEAVE SCHOLARSHIPS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS SO YOU CAN SEE THE ONES COMING UP, BUT THEY MAY NOT BE THE LATEST APPLICATION.
This link will get you to 175 scholarships – Deadlines Vary
https://www.nextstepu.com/ – More Scholarships