A scholarship is money for college that doesn’t need to be paid back. Often students will need to demonstrate that they deserve the money—either because they get good grades, are involved in community service, or meet other criteria. Scholarships can be sponsored by large corporations, and small community organizations, the government and colleges. No matter who you are, there is a scholarship for you!
Keep track of all deadlines and requirements, so you don’t miss out on a scholarship opportunity.
Scholarship search sites
Many websites offer scholarship searches based on characteristics you provide. Never pay for a scholarship search. There are plenty of legitimate free ones!
- FastWeb.com: Receive free email alerts about scholarships that fit your characteristics.
- Scholarships.com: Browse hundreds of scholarships.
- StudentAid.ed.gov: Explore the federal government’s scholarship search site.
- State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana: Find scholarships and grants from the state of Indiana, including Twenty-first Century Scholars and the Mitch Daniels Early Graduation Scholarship.
Twenty-First Century Scholars
Income-eligible students who complete the Scholar’s Pledge can earn up to four years of tuition at an Indiana college. To learn more and sign up as a 7th or 8th grader, visit the website.