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Private Scholarships

When searching for additional resources to fund your education, explore external scholarships. There are millions of dollars given annually to college students from scholarship foundations, private business, professional clubs and organizations.

Local Search

Begin searching for local opportunities with your high school guidance counselor and community library. Next, check with your parents' employers for any dependent-of-employee scholarships. Also, check with your church and civic organizations, especially in which your parents' or you are members.

Online Search

After your local search, consider free online scholarship search services, such as Fastweb. These agencies scan their database of awards and notify you to apply for those which match up against your personal profile. Avoid any search that charges a fee — it could be a scam.