Merit-based scholarships are generally awarded to students in recognition of special skills, talents, and/or academic achievements. These scholarships are not based on financial need. Merit-based scholarships can come from specific colleges, scholarship foundations, community organizations, professional associations, corporations, etc.
Additional sources of information about merit-based scholarships include:
• Internet sites, such as www.fastweb.com.
• College websites.
• Hometown high schools, public libraries, and local newspapers, all of which should have listings of local scholarships.
• Parents’ places of employment. Companies may offer college scholarships to children of employees.
• The College Counseling Office maintains a file of other scholarship opportunities.