Rose-Hulman students always fare very well in competing for scholarships from foundations, professional organizations and other scholarship-granting bodies. Does your hometown have a community foundation? Is there a local Veterans of Foreign War post? Do your parents belong to organizations that grant scholarships? Or does their workplace have a foundation? Of course, high school guidance counselors should also have a list of scholarships you could apply for. You should check all these avenues early in your senior year so you don't miss out on any opportunities.
Another helpful hint: Many scholarships require letters of reference from teachers, counselors, work supervisors or community professionals. Don't wait until the last minute to ask for those! You'll want to give your references ample time to craft a carefully written letter commending your good points.
To see a list of outside scholarship opportunities for admitted incoming freshmen please contact the Financial Aid Office. Current undergraduate and graduate students can view scholarship opportunities by logging into Banner Web and going to the “Student” tab. Under this tab you will see an option to access “Outside Scholarships”. The database will allow you to input general information about yourself and see a list of outside scholarship opportunities that you may qualify for.
Rose-Hulman students have been awarded some of the scholarships that are listed in the Outside Scholarship Database.
You may also check Fastweb.com and Scholarships4School.com to search for scholarships for which you might qualify.
CAUTION: There are companies out there promising to help you find money for college. Do not engage any search service that charges a fee, whether it's a percentage of the scholarship found or a flat fee. It should never cost you money to find scholarships