Legitimate scholarship information and applications are free of charge.
The following links may be helpful if you encounter a scholarship you think could be fraudulent.
Report Scholarship Scams
- http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/scholarship/index.shtml - Scholarship Scams
- Email the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Inspector General at firstname.lastname@example.org (1-800-647-8733)
Be cautious of statements such as:
"The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back."
"You can't get this information anywhere else."
"Credit card or bank account number is needed to hold this scholarship."
"We'll do all the work."
"You're a finalist" in a contest you never entered."