Many community organizations, foundations and businesses offer scholarships. Start your research and browse the scholarship directories and use the free search engines on the web. Also, contact the personnel offices of companies in your area or where your parents work to see if they offer scholarships. Scholarship leads may also be listed in magazines or on web sites related to your interests or skills.
Beware of companies that guarantee or promise scholarships. Do not send money to companies that make generous promises, charge you money to receive aid, try to get you to send money by claiming you are a finalist in a scholarship contest or request your credit card or bank account number to hold a scholarship for you. To learn more, go to www.ftc.gov