Finding the Scholarships
In your search for possible scholarships, start with the obvious. Call the financial aid offices of the colleges that interest you and ask about their merit or non-need-based scholarships. Different colleges have differing amounts, types and requirements for merit scholarships. If you might be eligible for a scholarship available at the college, ask how you can apply.
Another common source of scholarships are organizations in which you or your family are involved. Ask about these common sources of scholarships.
Many corporations award scholarships to children of employees, so ask your parents to check their place of work.
Local or national religious organizations often have scholarships available to their members. Check with your clergyperson.
If you have a particular talent, like music or forensics, ask your advisor or teacher about national organizations relating to your talent that might offer scholarships.