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Financial Assistance at Southwestern

Finding Outside Scholarships

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Find scholarship money in your own backyard.

Launching your scholarship search via Google can be quite daunting—you’ll end up with thousands of results, and most of them will be completely irrelevant to you. Throughout the year, we routinely share scholarship information with students via Facebook and various campus news outlets, and we strive to maintain a comprehensive list on the Financial Aid website as well. But there’s another place to search for scholarship money that’s easy to miss—your own backyard.

This process will take a little more work than typing in a few search terms, but doing some extra digging for scholarships in your community will pay off if you’re selected as a recipient.

There are several ways to find out which organizations or businesses in your area are awarding scholarships to local students; a few places to start are your local newspaper, community foundation, or Dollars for Scholars® chapter. But there are additional methods that can help you get ahead of everyone else when it comes to finding local scholarships. Learn more…