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Aug 17, 2007
How can you get free scholarships? Learn about the several sources of information about scholarships you want to apply for.

* FREE on-line Scholarship searching. The Student Financial Aid in your school can access you FREE on-line scholarship searching through several web facilities.

- FastWEB is the Internet's leading scholarship search service helping students in making decisions and shaping their lives in choosing a college, paying for college and finding jobs and internships.

- SRN Express is a free web version of the Scholarship Resource Network (SRN) database containing listings of scholarships, fellowships, and grants for undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral education that are mostly portable, private-sector and non-need-based aid.

- CollegeNet's Mach 25 Search is a free version of the Wintergreen/Orchard House Scholarship Finder database (updated annually) provided on the web by CollegeNET free.

It contains the listings of more than 500,000 private sector awards including school- specific awards from 1,570 sponsors with an estimated $1 billion in scholarship money using residential, personal, academic, organizational affiliation and general criteria to matching the student's profile against the award listings.

The student is able to view results of briefed detailed formats, save individual award in their profile and generate letters to request additional information.

- College Board's Scholarship Search is a free web version of the College Board's FUND FINDER scholarship database updated annually containing listings of scholarships, fellowships, loans, internships and other types of financial aid programs from 3,300 national, state, public and private sources.

- Sallie Mae's College Answer Scholarship Search Service provides to an award database containing more than 2.4 million scholarships worth over 15 billion dollars expanded and updated daily by Sallie Mae College Answer's partner Scholarship Experts.

* The Office of Student Financial Aid Bulletin Board. It provides information about some private scholarships and materials needed for scholarship application.

* The Admission Office. The students will know about Merit-based scholarships awarded for incoming freshmen based on review Admissions applications submitted to their school.

* The Athletic Department. Athletic scholarships should be directed to the appropriate Intercollegiate Athletic Coaches.

* The Major Department. The academic department provides information about scholarships related to your field of study.

* The Fenwick Library. The students can find a number of research resources related to financial aid and scholarships.

* The Public libraries. The reference sections of public libraries often have many college financing resources.

* High School Guidance Counselors. Information regarding scholarships is generally restricted for graduating high school seniors can be accessed from the high school guidance counselor.

* Bookstores. These establishments, like public libraries have large section of materials about financing a college education and these references contain valuable scholarship information.

* Internet Resources. The information about financial aid and scholarships on the internet is rapidly increasing particularly some World Wide Web Sites contain very extensive financial aid/ scholarship resource information.

* The Employers. Your employer may grant scholarship or your parent's employer may also have scholarships available for employees or dependents of employees.

* Churches, civic, public service organizations. You can inquire with your churches or any of the various civic organizations to find out for available scholarships.

Remember that most of civic groups are requiring some sort of family affiliation with the organization.

* Private Scholarship Search Services. There are many scholarship search services providing information for a fee dependent on the amount of services provided however, it is advised to try all free resources about scholarship search services.
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S. Stammberger is the editor of Scholarship
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