Free Scholarship links and searches are available at many websites including:
- College Parents of America Scholarship Resources
- A to Z Scholarships
- Fast Web
- Sallie Mae
- Louisiana Education Loan Authority (Lela)
- College Profiles
- College Scholarships
- The Scholarship Page
- Private Scholarships (See Grambling State University's financial aid office's listing of over 200 scholarships)
Looking within the universities for scholarships, there are typically two types of awards offered, Merit Scholarships and Need-Based Awards. Merit awards are offered for accomplishments in academics, sports, or creative arts, while Need-Based awards are based on family income. The information regarding these awards is available on each university’s website.
Beyond the university, other sources of scholarships may be the parent’s employer, student’s employer, local clubs, associations, and civic groups.
BEWARE of scholarship scams. Report suspected scams to one of the following:
National Fraud Information Center (NFIC)
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)