Scholarship General Information
CAN YOU SPOT A COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP SCAM?
Scholarships are an attractive way to help manage college costs. You won't have to repay them (like loans) or work to maintain them (like work-study). Since students and parents are so eager to find these funds, it's no wonder that they become easy targets for financial aid con artists. More than 350,000 people are cheated by SCHOLARSHIP SCAMS each year. Check out the Federal Trade Commission's Scholarship Scams.
Fight Back - Free money shouldn't cost a thing. If you suspect a scam, bring a copy of all literature and correspondence to your guidance office or to a financial aid administrator at a local college for advice. You can also contact the Better Business Bureau.
Scholarship Web sites
Access to several scholarship search systems is available at