Many scholarships are merit-based, while others are awarded on the basis of financial need. Some are a combination of the two.
- Although decent grades are usually important, leadership, talent, and community service are often just as critical.
- Some scholarships have simple application procedures, such as writing a short essay.
- LearnMore Indiana provides some helpful information about scholarships. https://learnmoreindiana.org/cost/can-i-get-help-paying-for-college/ and https://learnmoreindiana.org/cost/can-i-get-help-paying-for-college/indiana-scholarships/ Both are good links to information and scholarship search tools
- Q: What is your experience with Quest Bridge? Would you recommend students filling out an application?
- A: Yes! Absolutely. We had two that were matched last year. One is at the University of Chicago and the other is at Swarthmore. They cover everything. My Swarthmore guy gets 2 flights home paid for each semester and had a summer stipend. Great opportunity for high achieving low income students.
- A: I second that. Also have a student at Swarthmore matched through Questbridge.
- Yes, we have a student (Class of 2019) attending Columbia University (NY) through the QuestBridge program.
We have a student attending Brown University through the Quest Bridge program.
- Using “Search for Scholarships and Grants” under the “Plan for Education” system in Indiana Career Explorer: the Indiana Career Explorer system is free for students in grades 6-12, as well as educators at the secondary level. There are three levels of filters in the “Search for Scholarships and Grants” tool. I find that some pretty “niche” opportunities are able to be discovered this way, as well as more traditional scholarships and grants. We use Peterson’s as the data source for this tool. (From Mary Pouch, Indiana Field Trainer, Kuder, Inc.)
scholarships/ is a scholarship program for students in states that charge out-of-state tuition to DACA students. Indiana students would be eligible.
- Recommended scholarship search sites (from Counselor Talk, September 2018):
- I use fastweb.com. It is great and keeps students updated as to new scholarships.
- My two favorite are Raise.me & Fastweb. Stay clear of ones that have Gmail addresses.
- https://www.cappex.com/scholarships/ (formerly meritaid.com)
- www.myscholly.com (there is subscription fee for this, but it is reputable)
- Venture Scholarship Info
- America’s Homecoming Queen Scholarship
- Governor’s STEM Team Awards
- Scholarship websites:
- COLLEGE DOLLARS 2013-2014
- Scholarship opportunity for students adopted at or after the age of 13
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