Finding College Scholarships

Finding college scholarships may take time and effort, but it’s a necessary process if you are serious about attending college and finding funding to do so.

A good site to start your search is at FinAid . This site contains information about scholarships for cancer patients, survivors, children of cancer patients or survivors, students who lost a parent to cancer and students pursuing careers in cancer treatment. Mark Kantrowitz, the publisher of FinAid, is himself a survivor of testicular cancer. This site gives you information about awards that are not limited to a single college or university.

Another good site is FastWeb Scholarship Database. Here you will need to complete a form with some basic information but nothing personal. This is a free service where you will receive free information on college financing and admissions, offers and promotions designed for and about students, job opportunities and more.

If you are college student who was diagnosed with cancer while in college, talk to your dean of students as well as the director of student financial aid at the college you are enrolled. Many colleges and universities have contingency funds just for your situation.

If you are a high school senior, you can talk with your college advisor. Another good area to find scholarships is to look in your local newspaper, public library or on the Internet. The important thing is to start early and keep looking for scholarship money for college.

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