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Money matters! Find scholarships for college

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Posted: Saturday, August 25, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:39 am, Sat Aug 25, 2012.

Find scholarships

Look for scholarships by type, name, location or field of study at www.anycollege.com, www.iefa.org, www.finaid.org and www.scholarships.com. Register at www.fastweb.com, www.collegeboard.com, www.collegebound.net, www.cappex.com or www.findtuition.com and www.collegeanswer.com/index.jsp for free scholarship matching services and college and career planning tips.

Never pay for a scholarship search service!

Check out the list of unusual, quirky scholarships at www.finaid.org/scholarships/unusual.phtml.

Google it! Type "find scholarships for _______" to find programs that may award scholarships for hobbies, physical traits, specific schools and majors, etc. at www.google.com.

Look ahead to your future

To begin exploring financial aid options and get an early start on the financial aid process, FAFSA4caster is for you! By using FAFSA4caster, families will receive an early estimate of eligibility for federal student aid. This website provides users with an opportunity to increase their knowledge of the financial aid process, become familiar with the various types of federal student aid that are available, and investigate other sources of aid, such as grants and scholarships. Visit www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov.

Upcoming scholarship deadlines

  • This is new! Scholarship Experts.com Essay Contests — open to students age 13 and older.
  • $1,000 Make Me Laugh Scholarship. Deadline Aug. 31.
  • $1,500 Shout It Out Scholarship. Deadline Sept. 30.

More essay topics and deadlines coming up in the next few months! www.scholarshipexperts.com/apply.htx

Information submitted by Becky Jauergui and Melody Knee, LUSD college/career/scholarship advisers.

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