Friday, Aug 29, 2014

SCHOLARSHIP SEARCHES

The following information was compiled to assist you in your search for scholarships.  There is a great amount of information through the following web sites, but be aware of the personal information you give and also no payment should be required for a scholarship. DO NOT GIVE SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER!!!

 SCHOLARSHIP SCAM WARNING SIGNS

Application Fees   Other fees   Guaranteed winnings

Everybody is eligible   Typing and spelling errors   Unsolicited opportunities

No contact information   Mail drop for a return address Operating out of a residence

Pressure Tactics    High success rates   Masquerading as federal agency  

Excessive hype   Disguised advertising     A newly-formed company

  If You Suspect a Scam

Save all forms, contact information.  Take notes during any seminar or phone conversation.  Record the date, time and phone number and the person’s name.  Report the suspected scammer to any of the following organizations: 

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)  1-877-382-4357 Web: www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams
Better Business Bureau (BBB)  7-703-276-0100 Web: 
www.bbb.org
 

National Fraud Information Center (NFIC)  Web: www.fraud.org   1-800-876-7060

 

Fastweb  www.fastweb.com

Cappex   www.cappex.com

College Board  www.collegeboard.com

College Net  www.collegenet.com

Scholarship Search     www.scholarships.com

Petersons    www.petersons.com

College Answer         www.collegeanswer.com
Zinch   www.zinch.com
Colleges, Scholarships & Online Degrees   www.college-scholarships.com
National Relief Charities   www.nrcprograms.org

Scholarships for Hispanics     www.scholarshipsforhispanics.org

Hispanic Scholarship Fund  www.hsf.net

Hispanic College Fund  www.hispanicfund.org

Hispanic Assoc of Colleges and Universities     www.hacu.net

Hispanic Heritage Foundation www.hispanicheritage.org

Scholarships for all Students Regardless

of Immigration Status  www.maldef.org

Scholarships for African American  www.uncf.org

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund     www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org

Common Black College Application/Scholarships   www.eduincoline.com
Military Scholarships     www.militaryscholar.org, www.gibill.va.gov 

American Indian College Fund (AICF)

and the Tribal Collegeswww.collegefund.org


Notes for Seniors...

~  If you are planning to attend an Arizona Private School/College after graduation you may be eligible for a $1,000 scholarship. Some of the schools participating in the program are: Apollo, Arizona Automotive Institute, Arizona Culinary Institute, Collins College, Kaplan College, ITT, Pima Medical Institute, and UTI. See the Guidance Office for a full list and an application.

~  If you are planning to attend a Maricopa County Community College in the fall and have been in the top 15% of your class in either the 6th, 7th, or 8th semester, see your Guidance Counselor about the President's Scholarship. This is a full tuition waiver, but YOU MUST APPLY for it.


 

 

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