Beware of scholarship search service solicitations
At this time of year, college students and college-bound high school students may be beset with offers from companies offering to perform scholarship searches on their behalf for a fee.
Students are cautioned not to fall for these solicitations; all the information they need should be available at no charge either from their financial aid office or on the web.
Today's St. Paul Pioneer Press has a story about one local student's experience with a scholarship search service.
The Pi Press also offers the following tips for students looking for new scholarship sources:
• Never pay for scholarship information.
• Talk to your high school or college advisers. If they don't have the information you're looking for, they'll know where you can find it.
• If you're searching for scholarships on your own, here are some reliable Web sites: