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No school approach guarantees success. However, for those who are still questioning the wisdom of homeschooling, the numbers have steadily shown it to be a solid win for many families. Homeschool grads are being increasingly courted by colleges.  The variety of scholarships is stunning: acadmic, athletic, leadership, arts-based, ethnicity, first-generation college and even overcomer scholarships for students who have pushed through medical and other issues. 
Search engines make it easy to find potential college scholarships for students in all grades. 

For students who are unsure about what direction suits them best, please see the BS vs. Vocational Comparison paper linked below and check out the links to “vocational aptitude” tests below. 

K-12 SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS

LOCAL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP SOURCES

Students have the highest odds of winning local scholarships.

Florida Scholarships for Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty & Wakulla Counties

Best & Brightest
Leon, Jefferson…

First Florida Credit Union.

Rotary Club

Tallahassee Quarterback Club

Chick-Fil-A

Talquin Youth Tour & Scholarship

Georgia Scholarships for Decatur, Grady, Mitchell & Thomas Counties

STATE SCHOLARSHIP SOURCES

Florida Scholarships  – * denotes requirement to create a student account BEFORE submitting FFAA
  All students must submit a Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA).

Florida Bright Futures information

* Florida Bright Futures Handbook

Georgia Scholarships for Decatur, Grady, Mitchell & Thomas Counties
SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES & SEARCH ENGINES
FOR COLLEGES & TRADE SCHOOLS

While it is true that local scholarships are the easiest to apply for, there are millions of dollars in non-local scholarships.  The internet makes it easy to find scholarship search engines and download helpful guides. 
Why were these sites chosen?
I do not receive any kickbacks from any of these sites/organizations. I have used and heartily recommend Monica Matthew’s How2WinCollegeScholarships. (It really helped my college student win big scholarships!) College Investor has a thorough list of search engines. Finally, Scholarship Owl is listed for people who do not have much time to put in to the scholarship search process. Monica Matthews now has a scholarship search engine that I recommend trying first. 
NOTE TO SENIORS & PARENTS: Don’t be intimidated by feeling like you should have started searching for scholarships in kindergarten. My own student did not begin applying until mid-autumn, but did very well all the same.

College Investor’s Best College Scholarship Search Websites

 

Scholarship Owl Scholarship Search Application

World Scholarship Forum

For both US and foreign students to study abroad in a variety of fields.

SPECIAL INTEREST SCHOLARSHIPS

There are special interest scholarships for everything from a student’s height to doodles to being a twin. However, one special interest group bears spotlighting: students from low-income families with high-achieving drives. There are many scholarships for this group of students, but some offer BIG rewards. TallyHOPS will post these as they are sent since some are more difficult to find. 

  • QuestBridge helps match high school seniors for a full ride scholarship to some of the tops schools in the country. Any student may apply and referrals are not needed. Applications are due by September 28, 2021  

College Investor’s Best College Scholarship Search Websites

 

Scholarship Owl Scholarship Search Application

World Scholarship Forum

For both US and foreign students to study abroad in a variety of fields.

  • Four Year Vocational Degree –vs– A Four Year Baccalaureate Degree
  • Online career aptitude tests
  • Shadowing, Volunteering and Interning opportunities
  • Links to Volunteer Hours Logs

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