Tips for Searching for Scholarships
*Never pay to search for scholarships - there are too many free tools!
*Some scholarship search pages you have to register and/or provide an email.I receive an email from Fastweb every day with scholarship opportunities - you need to decide if you want to sign up for that.
*Check the scholarship page at any schools you are interested in.For example - google Colorado Mesa University Scholarships and it will take you to the CMU general scholarship page.
*Use scholarship search tools that you can put in information about you/your interests to narrow down your search.
*Use Google- the internet is an amazing thing. Used well, it can help you narrow down your search quickly.Used poorly, you waste a lot of time. Don't be afraid to type in "scholarships for first generation college students interested in math".
*If neither of your parents received a college degree -you are considered a first generation college student. There are a lot of opportunities for first generation college students - use that to your advantage!
*Know your approximate family income - know your college funding NEED.If your family qualifies for free/reduced lunch (or makes less than approximately $55,000/year), you will qualify for many scholarships.Some scholarships are need-based (meaning your financial need), so know your family income so it can help guide you to fitting need-based scholarships.