Need Help Finding Scholarships?

By: Chris Loney | Friday, February 1, 2013

Are you looking for scholarships for college? There is money out there that will help you pay for college. Deadlines are coming up soon, so be sure to apply!

Some helpful hints:

  • uAspire has a list of potential scholarships. Click here to look through the list and see if you’re eligible.
  • There are other websites that can help you find scholarships. We suggest the following: FastwebBig Future by College BoardCollege AnswerAbsolutely Scholarships, and Go College.
  • Ask teachers, counselors, coaches, and other adults you trust for help. Some scholarships ask for letters of recommendation and essays. They can write a recommendation for you as well as offer advice on your essay.
  • Make sure you qualify. Some scholarships have strict guidelines – GPA, hometown, income, gender/ethnicity, and volunteer experience. If it’s clear that you don’t qualify, move on and find another scholarship.
  • Use this toolkit to help you organize scholarship deadlines and other requirements.

Finally, if you’re a student in Boston, Springfield, or Lawrence, make sure to meet with your uAspire Advisor!