When applying to colleges, there are multiple sources of financial aid you can apply for that aren’t given out by the government or the college(s) you’re applying to. These scholarships could help you with the cost of college. The scholarships are based on different criteria and target different groups of people.
There are a variety of ways you can be eligible for a scholarship. Scholarships can be based on actions (like volunteer work), hobbies, situations, gender, ethnicity, and more. You can apply for as many scholarships as you would like and use them all towards your education. Many websites provide lists of scholarships that you are eligible for. You can use websites like College Board Scholarship Search. You just fill in and answer the information requested, and the website will give you a list of scholarships you are eligible for.
When applying for a scholarship, make sure to look at the due date, to make sure you can still apply for it, and the requirements. Some scholarships require a certain GPA, citizenship in your residing country, or age. Some also have specific uses of the scholarships. They can include the type of study, the length of college and the year you intend on applying the scholarship to.
Different scholarships have different application processes. They can require you to write essays, get letters of recommendation, submit your transcript, and/or short answer questions to get to know you better. Most scholarships regarding homelessness require proof, like a letter from a shelter or proof of family income, to confirm current or former homeless status.
The following links are scholarships that are based on homeless status. They aim to help youth experiencing homelessness pursue higher education.
Helping the Homeless Colorado Scholarship ( Program sponsored by this Organization)
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