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:
National Fraud Information Center (NFIC) Web: www.fraud.org 1-800-876-7060
College Board www.collegeboard.com
College Net www.collegenet.com
Scholarship Search www.scholarships.com
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
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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