Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3416 u Many professional organizations offer scholarships to students who major in a related subject area. u Groupsandorganizationsoffernumerousscholarships;however,most of the large scholarships are awarded by the colleges themselves. u It’s important to remember that most financial aid is not awarded in the form of a scholarship. Parents and students need to pursue all financial aid opportunities. u Outside scholarships (those awarded by someone other than the college) must be reported to the college’s financial aid office. Upon learning that a student has received an outside scholarship, the col- lege may reduce the need-based aid they have already awarded. A student who receives an outside scholarship may therefore find that a scholarship does not reduce the amount he/she has to pay for college. u Colleges look for students who have something that makes them stand out. Colleges call these “hooks.” A hook could be a noteworthy achievement, unique characteristic, special talent, or something that brings diversity to their campus. u Smaller, local scholarships are often much easier to get than those sponsored by large organizations or businesses. For example, Coca Cola receives approximately 100,000 applications for their 250 schol- arships. A local Rotary Club may receive only 10 applications for their Rotary scholarship. u Network. Tell everyone, including your school counselor, that you’re looking for scholarships. Most scholarships fall into one of the following categories: Academic, Athletic, Talent, Local, Minority On the following pages, you will find information on each of these scholarship categories.