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Searching for Scholarships in College

Searching for Scholarships in College


The scholarship search doesn’t need to stop once you begin your undergraduate studies. Scholarship money still is available to you in college. Plus, some scholarship applications are only open to current college students.

First, swing by your financial aid office. Many institutions are aware of scholarships for students who already are enrolled in college. The staff will be a great resource to direct you to scholarship opportunities.

Next, reach out to other people at your school. Stop by a professor’s office hours and ask if they know of any scholarships for students in your major. If your dorm has a bulletin board, read the announcements listed. There could be a flyer for scholarships targeting students in your major. Also, talk to older students in the same major as you. They could have great scholarship insight too.

Here are some examples of scholarships that current students might be eligible for:

The Davis-Putter Scholarship is for students who are involved in social or economic justice movements. Students at any age in college are able to apply. Applications are due April 1 and the scholarship amount ranges between $1,000-$10,000.

All college students also are eligible for the Sleekens Academic Scholarship Program. Applicants must write an essay on a given topic. The essay topic and other guidelines are available on the scholarship website. Applications are due March 30 and the scholarship award amount is $2,000.

The StudySoup Future Innovator Scholarship is for students who exemplify one or more of StudySoup’s core values; be a knight, make an impact or succeed together. Students at any level in college are eligible for this scholarship. The award amount is $5,000 and applications are due May 1.

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