Scam Alert

  • Hundreds of scholarship search services are on the market, but many are scams. Beware of the following:

    • Application or other fees
    • Guaranteed winnings
    • Time pressure
    • Requests payment before any information is given
    • Claims “a national foundation” has selected you to receive a scholarship or “you are a finalist” in a contest
    • Mail drop for a return address, no telephone #, operating out of a residence
    • Don’t be fooled by an “official” sounding name. Just because a company uses words like “National”, “Federal”, “Foundation”, or “Administration” in its title doesn’t mean it is a legit operation.

    Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information posts names of services caught in fraudulent practices.