Summer is winding down and that means its time to think about college again – especially paying for the costs of school. As campus activity picks up again, many schools will be providing applications for their own internal scholarship programs, so be sure to check with your college’s financial aid counselors and scholarship administrators to get an idea of the institutional awards available to you.
In addition to that, be sure to sign up for the free profile-based scholarship searches at Fastweb and other websites to find even more college scholarships that you’re eligible for.
Now, September is a little bit of a slow month for scholarship deadlines this year, but there are a few awards with wide eligibility coming due. Be sure to check these out!
- Shout it out scholarship – Answer a short essay question and you could be awarded as much as $5000 for college tuition and expenses. While you’re there, take a few minutes to check out other scholarships you’re eligible for in your member profile.
- Zinch also has a few different scholarships with September deadlines. In total, there are six of them ranging in value from $555 to $5,555 in free money for college.
All U.S. students are eligible for these scholarship awards, and as I mentioned you can find even more specific awards to match your personal profile if you look around the results after you’ve registered at Fastweb, Scholarship Experts, Zinch, or any of the other free scholarship communities. Also, if you want to search for awards based on specific personal attributes, you can check out our own modified scholarship search engine.
Even if you’ve already paid your August and September tuition bills, its still a good time to find more scholarships and keep applying. These funds can be used for the next semester or even to reduce the amount of student loans you end up taking out to make ends meet. Good luck!