Scholarship Scams

There are many scholarship searches available. Some of them are excellent sources of information and others are not reputable. Review information at Scholarship Scam Alert .

Several Colorado State University students have recently received a mailing from College Financial Advisory. College Financial Advisory is not a federal, state, or University organization. The Office of Financial Aid at Colorado State University does not recommend scholarship searches that require a fee.

Scholarship Tips

Here are a few scholarship tips that can help you get started in the right direction.

  • Be organized and be honest!
  • Follow instructions carefully
  • Proofread your application
  • Apply to as many sources as possible
  • Apply each year of attendance
  • Pay attention to deadlines – most scholarship deadlines are between December and April.

Be sure to complete the CSU Scholarship Application (CSUSA)

For more tips, see:

1. CollegeBoard

2. ScholarshipHelp


4. U.S. Scholarship Guide

5. The Simple Dollar Scholarship Guide