Ask Keri: Finding Scholarships

Ask Keri: Finding Scholarships

My student wants to apply for scholarships. How do I help her find that information?

The UWM Scholarship Website has the best comprehensive list of offerings.

Your Ask Keridaughter can also connect with the Financial Aid Office and her Academic Advisor. Financial Aid disperses all UWM scholarships while the Academic Advisor is knowledgeable about school/college options. Students should commit to spending a few hours a week searching and applying for scholarships.

It is also a good idea for students to search online, check with their employer, or organizations they participate in.

As an example, my credit union offers a scholarship to students who have an account with them. The UWM scholarship website has numerous links to online resources such as Fastweb for scholarship searching.

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