All applicants are considered for merit based scholarships. Scholarship decisions are made based on an applicant's portfolio and academic achievements. A high school transcript, a college transcript if applicable, and a standardized test score are required.
The best way to find out about scholarships is to talk with others and do as much research as possible. Consult with high school administrators, faculty and guidance counselors, community leaders, organizations, churches, public libraries and relatives' places of employment. Several websites provide search capabilities at no charge. Beware of scholarship search programs that charge a fee, even if they have a "guarantee" policy.
Sallie Mae Free Scholarship Search
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
To check the legitimacy of a company: bbb.com
Please be aware that any outside resources received could result in an adjustment to your original financial aid award.