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Don’t fall for scams. With tons of scholarships out there, you should NEVER have to pay for scholarship info.

The quest to find money for college is ongoing, but finding more scholarships can help cut your college costs.

The process of searching for, applying to, and eventually winning scholarships can be a long one. In the winter of your junior year, we listed steps to your first scholarship search. By now, all the information you’ll need on scholarships is out there, waiting to be scooped up by you.

School-Specific Scholarships

When we first looked at scholarships, you had just started listing colleges you were interested in, without narrowing the field whatsoever. By now you know exactly which colleges you’re applying to, which makes it a lot easier to search for school-specific scholarships.

To help in your specific scholarship search, check out Campus Explorer’s state-by-state guide to scholarships and student loans.

Religious, Minority, Disability, and Other Unique Scholarships

Did you know there are scholarships out there for skateboarders and marbles-aficionados? Seriously.

Were you aware that your status as a single mom, foster child, or immigrant can help you fund your college education?

Did you know that there are religious scholarships – whether you’re Catholic, Jewish, or Muslim - that can earn you money for college?

The point is this: there are all types of scholarships out there just waiting for you to apply to them, win them, and live happily ever after. You just need to do a little research to help that connection along.

To find scholarships that apply to you, visit the Campus Explorer scholarship page.

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