Other Scholarship Opportunities

Additional scholarship opportunities abound for deserving students. Depending on your major, career interests, volunteer work or background, there is a scholarship waiting for you! The opportunities listed below are scholarships offered by organizations and/or companies not affiliated with Reedley College.

Beware of Scholarship Scams

• If you must pay money to get money, it might be a scam.

• Legitimate scholarship foundations do not charge application fees;

• Legitimate scholarship foundations cannot guarantee a scholarship;

• If an offer seems suspicious, it's usually with good reason.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cautions students to look for tell-tales lines:

"The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back."
"You can't get this information anywhere else."
"I just need your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship."
"We'll do all the work."
"The scholarship will cost some money."

For more information visit the FTC's website.

Other Scholarship Website Resources
For more information about scholarship programs including how to apply, tips on writing essays, scholarship listings, and FREE scholarship searches, we recommend the following website

Writing A Successful Essay
Think before you write. Brainstorm to generate some good ideas, then create an outline to get you started.
Be original and creative. It's your job to make your essay stand out from the rest.
Show, don't tell. Use examples to individualize your essay and demonstrate your point.
Develop a theme. Write about experiences that develop and support your theme.
Proofread your essay! Check your spelling and grammar and share your essay with friends or a teacher. Another pair of eyes can catch errors you might miss.

The Academic Success Centers can also assist you with your essay:
Academic Success Centers
(559) 675-4846
Location: AM-154

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