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Resources scholarships

Resources - Scholarships

Searching for scholarships

Searching for Scholarships

Resources scholarships

Scholarship Sources

  • Institutional

  • Federal

  • State

  • Private

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Federal Sources

  • U.S. Department of Education


      • Click “Scholarship Searches”

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


  • U.S. Armed Forces


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State Sources

  • SSACI – Grants and Scholarships Overview


  • For more information on the grant/scholarships offered by SSACI:

    • Contact SSACI’s office at [email protected]

    • Or call 317-232-2355 or 1-888-528-4719

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Mitch Daniels Early Graduation

Scholarship Program

  • New SSACI Scholarship Program as of 2011-2012 Academic Year

  • Early high school graduates

  • Must enroll into a postsecondary institution within 5 months after graduating from high school

  • Must attend an eligible Indiana postsecondary institution

  • Award value – a one-time award of $4,000

State of indiana info

State of Indiana Info.

Award aid on the basis of both merit and need

Use information from the FAFSA

Deadlines: March 10th, 2011

Check with school of choice

eStudentis a web portal where students and colleges can view and update information pertaining to their state financial aid awards. Only Indiana residents who have filed a FAFSA will be able to access eStudent. First time FAFSA filers will be able to begin accessing eStudent in mid February (usually within 72-96 hours of filing the FAFSA from mid February on).

Private sources

Private Sources

  • Foundations

  • Community organizations and civic groups

  • Religious or ethnicity-based organizations

  • Local businesses and employers

  • Organizations related to student’s field

Private scholarship search sites

Private Scholarship Search Sites

Free Internet scholarship search engines:

  • FastWeb:

  • College Board:

  • CollegeNet:

Fun scholarships

Fun Scholarships

Duck Tape “Stuck At Prom” Scholarship

Design and accessorize prom outfits with

duct tape

The Mycological Society of America Scholarship

For those who plan to study

Mycology (the study of fungi)

Avoiding financial aid fraud

Avoiding Financial Aid Fraud

Fraud warning signs

Fraud Warning Signs

  • “Buy now or miss this opportunity”

  • “We guarantee you’ll get aid”

  • “I’ve got aid for you; give me your credit card or bank account number”

  • Social Media messages that may be too good to be true

Common fraud scam complaints

Common Fraud/Scam Complaints

  • Paying for “guaranteed financial aid” and not receiving as much aid as you paid for

    • Remember that loans are considered Financial Aid

  • Paying to file the FAFSA

    • Always remember the first “F” in FAFSA stands for “Free”

    • Make sure you use

Resources for avoiding financial aid fraud

Resources for Avoiding Financial Aid Fraud



  • Knowledge

    • Awareness of free resources prevents fraud/scam opportunities

  • US Department of Education Website

  • Federal Trade Commission Website

  • Office of the Inspector General hotline



  • College Goal Sunday

    • 40locations throughout Indiana

    • February 12th, 2012

    • 2:00 pm


  • ISFAA Financial Aid Nights

    • Regional Coordinators

Federal resources

Federal Resources

  • US Department of Education Website


  • Federal Trade Commission Website


  • Office of the Inspector General hotline

    • 1-800-MIS-USED

Questions discussion


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