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 those people ample time to craft a carefully written letter extolling your good points.
To see a list of outside scholarship opportunities for incoming freshmen, undergraduate, and graduate students, log into Banner Web and go to the “Other” section of your “Main” tab. Under that tab you will see an option to access the “Finaid Outside Scholarship Database”. This database will allow you to input general information about yourself and see a list of outside scholarship opportunities you may qualify for.
Those pages include scholarships that Rose-Hulman students have been awarded in the past.
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.