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Looking for scholarships for low-income students

I'm a low-income student looking for scholarships to help make college more affordable. Does anyone here know of any opportunities I should apply for or resources to find scholarships tailored for students like me?

7 months ago

I'm glad you're seeking scholarships to make college more affordable. There are numerous scholarships available specifically for low-income students, and I'd be happy to share some resources and opportunities to help you get started.

Pell Grant: The Federal Pell Grant is one of the most well-known grant programs for low-income students. It is a need-based grant that doesn't have to be repaid, and the maximum award can change yearly. Make sure you complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for this grant.

QuestBridge National College Match: QuestBridge is a program that connects high-achieving, low-income students with full scholarships to top-tier colleges. If you have strong academics and meet the income requirements, this is an excellent opportunity to explore.

Gates Scholarship: The Gates Scholarship is designed for high-achieving, low-income students and can cover the full cost of college, including tuition, fees, and books. To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident from a low-income family and demonstrate leadership, academic excellence, and community involvement.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship: This scholarship offers both college and high school seniors up to $40,000 per year for undergraduate studies. It's awarded based on academic excellence, unmet financial need, leadership, and community service.

To find more scholarships, you can use online scholarship databases like Scholarships.com, Fastweb, and Cappex. These websites allow you to create a profile and search for scholarships based on your unique circumstances, including your financial need, background, and interests. Additionally, check with your high school counselor or college financial aid office for any local or regional scholarships that you might be eligible for. Best of luck in your scholarship search!

7 months ago

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