College is an investment in your future. It opens many doors and can help you achieve your career goals. However, college can be expensive.

Depending on your family’s financial situation, paying for college may be difficult. Don’t worry though, because there are many different resources you can use to find scholarships!

The first place to look is where you already are. Most high schools have scholarships for their graduating seniors to assist with the funding of their college career. Talk to your high school counselors about what scholarships your school or local community offers, and see which ones you qualify for.

The next place to look is at Illinois State’s ScholarshipFinder. This resource allows you to search for scholarships based on your academic achievements, personal background, and desired program of study. Scholarships can be found for students of all levels, including both first-year and transfer students.

After checking with your high school and Illinois State, the last place to look is online. There are many websites that offer scholarships to college students. Many require a little more information, but the applications are often pretty simple. Our Financial Aid Office has a list of trustworthy scholarship search engines to help you get started!

College can be expensive, but there are many different resources you can use to relieve the financial burden. Make sure to look into all possible scholarships; you never know how much money you can save!

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