Many high schools across the country have a functional scholarship bulletin or an active Career Center in which scholarships are advertised. Check with you high school counselor to find out the process for seeking non-athletic scholarships at your school. At many colleges, you can only use one earned “tuition waiver” but you can apply as many “scholarships” as you awarded toward your college education. If selected as a scholarship recipient, some scholarship companies/organizations will automatically issue the money to the college you are attending while other companies/organizations will issue the money directly to the student.
Keep in mind that you must report all scholarships you receive to your college financial aid office. The total amount of financial aid a student-athlete can receive and the total amount of athletics aid a team can award may be limited. These limits can affect whether a student-athlete may accept additional financial aid from other sources. It is important to ask the financial aid officials at the college about other financial aid you may be eligible to receive and about the impact of that aid on athletics aid limits.