Career Cost 

Beware of scholarship scams

Scammers are everywhere, and the world of scholarships is no exception. Don’t fall for these dirty tricks:

  • A guaranteed scholarship in exchange for a fee. Remember, scholarships are free!
  • Unsolicited scholarship offers from someone who contacts you via phone, text or email. 
  • Offers to sell you a list of exclusive scholarships. Legitimate scholarships won’t be found on such a list.

A general rule of thumb is if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. And never give away personal information, such as your Social Security number or passwords, to someone who calls, texts or emails you. 

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