Myth: Scholarships are only for athletes, students with good grades, and young people.
Truth: Millions of scholarship dollars are available for people of all backgrounds, abilities, and ages.
Myth: Paying for online scholarship searches will help me access billions of unused scholarships.
Truth: Don’t pay for scholarship searches or provide credit card information. You shouldn’t have to pay money upfront to receive a scholarship.
Myth: The applicant with the most extracurricular activities wins the scholarship.
Truth: Similar to colleges, scholarship providers are looking for well-rounded students. Most scholarships are not based on any single criterion.
Myth: Loans might affect my chances for a scholarship.
Truth: Taking out a loan has no impact on whether you get a scholarship.
Myth: My parents make too much money for me to get financial aid or a scholarship.
Truth: Scholarships are based on many factors, not just financial need. All eligible students should complete a FAFSA.