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Scholarships

Every spring deserving CRLS graduating seniors receive many scholarships and awards. Approximately $253,000 was awarded through the CRLS scholarship program in 2012.

What are scholarships?
Scholarships are financial awards to students that do not have to be repaid, also known as “free money.” Scholarship awards can range from just a few dollars to covering the full tuition bill. So, it is definitely worth the time to do your research and apply.

Who offers scholarships?
A variety of sources offer scholarships, including federal and state governments and private sources, such as employers, individuals, professional associations, and educational institutions.

Scholarship Scams
If you have to pay money to get money, it's probably a scam. Every year, several hundred thousand students and parents are defrauded by scholarship scams. The victims of these scams lose more than $100 million annually. Scam operations often imitate legitimate government agencies, grant-giving foundations, education lenders and scholarship matching services, using official-sounding names containing words like "National," "Federal," "Foundation," or "Administration." Be wary of scholarships with an application fee, scholarship matching services who guarantee success, advance-fee loan scams and sales pitches disguised as financial aid "seminars". Click here for more information on common scholarships scams.