College Planning has compiled two proprietary scholarship lists for our clients to help reduce their college loans. The first is a comprehensive list of merit-based scholarships (grants) offered by individual colleges. This report has up-to-date contact information. The second is a list of 75 non-academic based scholarship opportunities from acting scholarships to the Woman's Jewelry Association Scholarship.No FAFSA or CSS Profile needed.
If you would like to receive a sample of either please click here. (College financial aid may be reduced)
Private Scholarships: (No financial aid forms required)
There is approximately $55 million available in college financial aid through private scholarships, through foundations, the local rotary clubs and major corporations such as Wal-Mart and Coca Cola.
Where to Apply for Private Scholarships
- FastWeb www.fastweb.com
- National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) www.nationalmerit.org
- Unigo www.unigo.com/scholarships
- Cappex www.cappex.com
- CareerOneStop www.careeronestop.org
- Scholarships.com www.scholarships.com
Helpful Hints for Private Scholarships:
- To find scholarships for college freshmen start freshmen year in high school. Many deadlines are due junior year in high school.
- The closer the scholarship matches the student the more likely he or she is a strong candidate
- Some scholarships are not coded correctly and won't come up on over specific search requests
- Some colleges will reduce their college financial aid if a student receives a private scholarship
ROTC stands for Reserve Officer Training Corps. It’s a college program offered at over 1,700 colleges and universities across the United States that prepares young adults to become officers in the U.S. Military. In exchange for a paid college education and a guaranteed post-college career, cadets commit to serve in the Military after graduation. As detailed below, each Service branch has its own take on ROTC
- ROTC: www.todaysmilitary.com/training/rotc