College Scholarship General Information
- Scholarship search is YOUR responsibility. START SEARCHING TODAY. The search is time consuming, but can pay off.
- Scholarship information is available in many places: the College Center (Anderson Bld.), public and local libraries, bookstores, and on the internet. The Loyola website contains search sites and Naviance contains a scholarship list from which to obtain information.
- Look into scholarships from many sources: City or Community, Church, Nationality, Minority Groups, Learning Disabilities or other type disabilities, Career Fields, College and University general and departmental, Companies, Professional Organizations, Activities, Talent, Special Cases (i.e. Vocational Rehabilitation), Parents (i.e. places of work, military, clubs, and organizations), branches of the Military (i.e. ROTC).
- A primary source of scholarships is the college itself. Make sure you check with the Financial Aid and/or Scholarship Office of each college to which you are applying for options available.
- When you are notified of receiving a scholarship, please bring a copy of your notification letter to the college advisor.
- Scholarship search companies that charge a fee are generally not worth the money. The information is available for free, if you take the time to find it.
TOPS (Taylor Opportunity Program for Students) is a scholarship program for students who choose an in-state college and meet certain requirements. The application is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). See the college advisor for more information or contact your state college of choice. Even private colleges in the state honor TOPS, but may have special deadlines or requirements for consideration that you need to inquire about.
TOPS codes: ACT (1595) SAT (9019)