Scholarships are the best source of free money and help you reduce the total cost of financing your education. Many outside scholarship opportunities are available through various sources. Here are some places to help you with your search:
- High schools
- Parents' workplace
- Local organizations
You may also apply for scholarships through the following online scholarship search engines:
If you receive a private scholarship, please send a copy of the scholarship notification to our office so we may deduct it from your tuition bill.
Application Tips for Scholarships
- Start the process early. Most scholarships have strict deadlines.
- Apply for both large and small scholarship amounts. Many small scholarships can add up to large amounts in the end.
- Avoid mistakes. Make sure your application and presentation are neat and organized. Double check your application for spelling errors.
- Beware of scams. Most scholarships are free; be wary of scholarships that charge a fee.
- Create a portfolio. Refer to it frequently since scholarship applications typically ask similar questions.
ASA College Access Centers
The main branch of the Boston Public Library on Boylston Street contains one of nine ASA College Access Centers, which can provide assistance on many financial aid matters including private scholarship information.
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02117
For additional information on ASA College Access Centers around the greater Boston area and ASA services, please visit www.tericollegeaccess.org or call 1-877-ED-AID-4U (1-877-332-4348).