Review the information from Step 1 and think of organizations that connect with those parts of your life. For example, are you employed part-time? Look into scholarships your employer may offer. You'd be surprised just how many opportunities are out there waiting to be discovered. To find them, all you need to do is look!
Start Here. Look There.
Scholarships are available from lots of sources. Here are a few ideas on where you can start your search. Make a list of your findings as you go. You'll need it for the next step.
Ask Friends and Family
Reach out to everyone you know and ask them to help you find available scholarships.
From churches and civic organizations to community centers and local businesses, you can often find lots of scholarship opportunities close to home. Some groups to consider: Rotary Clubs, Kiwanis Clubs, American Legion Posts, auto/marine/motorcycle dealer associations, FFA chapters (for diesel scholarships), and school district education associations.
Visit the Library
Your local library may be a valuable resource for your scholarship search.
Search websites like Scholarships.com and Fastweb.com, and reach out to friends on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+) for help and suggestions.
Join a professional association as a student member and apply for scholarships open to members.
If you like working on cars, motorcycles or boats; writing; making videos; skateboarding or other sports; or other hobbies, there may be specific scholarships connected to those areas.