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Armstrong Scholarship Bulletin Board - Armstrong accommodates our students by posting outside scholarships to the Scholarship Bulletin Board. This bulletin board is updated as we receive information from donors about scholarship opportunities available. Students are strongly encouraged to visit the bulletin board frequently to seek scholarship information that may be applicable to them. The bulletin board will contain information about the eligibility, application process and deadlines. You may apply for these and other scholarships on the Scholarship Bulletin Board.
- Armstrong Scholarship Application
- Additional Scholarship Opportunities - Additional scholarships may be available from donors outside of Armstrong. Scholarships that are offered through outside donors are not processed through the Office of Financial Aid, but if the scholarship funds are mailed to the Office of Financial Aid, we can post these funds to the student's account if the student has endorsed the check. Below you will find some websites that may assist you with your search for additional scholarships.
For more information regarding state funded Scholarship, Grant, and Loan programs, please visit www.gacollege411.org.
There isn't a fool-proof method for determining scholarship scams, but some warning signs include guarantees of winning, implying that anyone is eligible, or pressure tactics. Watch out for the following well-known scams:
- The Free Seminar. A letter invites you to an interview or free seminar at a nearby hotel, activity center or even a school. These seminars are usually sales pitches for financial aid/scholarship consultants.
- Ego Stroking. You receive an offer to see your name and achievements in print for a fee and to compete with others in the directory for scholarship awards. These scholarships typically only cover 5 - 10 percent of all entries.
- Pay to Play. A letter indicates that you have already won a scholarship. However, it states that you have to mail in a "shipping and handling fee" or pay taxes on the award up-front.
- Notification by Phone. All scholarship organizations notify winners by writing. Even calls from organizations by a scholarship sponsor are followed with written notification.
- Time Pressure. Be wary of phrases such as "first-come, first-served" or others that pressure you to make a decision in a short time frame.
- The Name Game. This scam uses similar or official sounding names by using words like national, federation, administration, or bureau (for example, the National Federation of Education, the Bureau of Educational Administration, or State Scholarship Federation).
- No Phone Number. Legitimate organizations and foundations always give a phone number on scholarship application materials.
- False Sponsorship. The Better Business Bureau and federal agencies do not endorse private enterprises.
- Personal Information Requests. Do not give out your bank account number, credit card number, or Social Security Number. None of these are needed to process or award private scholarships.
- Application Fees. Most scholarship foundations are non-profit organizations and cannot charge an application fee.