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does anybody have any ideas or tips or pointers on obtaining scholarships for college. my daughter is a senior in high school and she has been accepted to a couple of colleges but we are looking for support . Thanks
 

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Look to local community organizations such as the Lion's Club. Both my brother and I received scholarships from such organizations. They usually aren't large, but every dollar helps.

Also, look to groups such as the Parent/Teacher Association. Lastly, look to your employer, especially if it is a corporate one. My girlfriend received a few thousand by receiving a scholarship from the fastfood restaurant she worked at.
 

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check with any of your local community foundations and meet with the Undergraduate Programs Office and their representatives in the colleges for which she intends to major for major-specific scholarships and awards. Additionally, the Office of Admissions can steer you in the direction of university-wide scholarships.

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Also, don't be afraid to negotiate with the Financial Aid offices at the schools. If they are offering a $5,000/year scholarship, tell them the only way your daughter will enroll at the school is if they increase it to $7,500/year.
 

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My daughter got 5 different scholarships by writing essays. The biggest one was $1000. but every little bit helps. She got a list from her guidence counslor.
 

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surveyor said:
does anybody have any ideas or tips or pointers on obtaining scholarships for college. my daughter is a senior in high school and she has been accepted to a couple of colleges but we are looking for support . Thanks
Pending your Daughter's GPA, whether or not NHS, SAT scores, class rank etc etc...there are major bucks out there out to benefit from. Plus if accepted at a private college ..many offer major packages pending academic talent. My Youngest got a 100% free ride but she wasn't a typical applicant.

Drop me a PM & I can fill you in on my experiences.
 

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SAT scores mean a lot. They got my son into Allegheny College in Meadeville and they covered about 30% of his tuition just on SAT scores alone.
 

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Private schools have more $.$$ to give out.

Both of my daughters received a combination of scholarship and grants equal to about 1/2 of the tuition.

They took loans and I paid the rest.

The last bill was $47K and I paid a little over $15K.

The kids could see there were two groups at the school, those whose parents paid the whole bill were drinking at the frat house while the kids who's grades determined their scholarship/grants were busting butt to stay there.
 

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She needs to start with her guidance office at school. MANY scholarships are never applied for. All of the $100, $500 add up. Good luck!
 
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