Monday, January 7, 2013
BEWARE OF SCHOLARSHIP SCAMS...
Yes, nefarious nogoodnicks are out there, preying on scholarship seekers.
The FinAid site warns: never give money to get a scholarship. It's a sure sign of a scam.
Here is the full article:
The popular Scholarships.com site also warns of processing fees and small awards on their Scholarship Scams Page - advice from Scholarships.com. Another red flag is an email telling you that you have won an award when you didn't apply for it.
The Federal Trade Commission also has a good page to read so you don't get scammed. You can also report any suspicious scholarship sites or activities by scrolling down to their report links.
On the whole, I find that most scholarship sites are on the level, and won't scam you. But it pays to be careful.
Good luck in your scholarship search!
Check my Nontrads Scholarship pages:
Scholarships Links and Tips Page One
Scholarships Links and Tips Page Two
And here are the top three articles here for this week:
Veterinary School Scholarships v. 1
Unusual, odd, wacky, and unknown scholarships and sites to explore
New Scholarship sites, Canada, Easy Scholarships, more
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