To find scholarships, where should I look, what's needed of me, and which ones seem craziest?
When conducting your scholarship search, use one of the many free clearinghouse sites available, such as fastweb.com. While it's tempting to focus on the big-ticket scholarships, remember that those smaller scholarships add up fast and may have less students applying for them. Most scholarships require essays, so take the time to write an individual essay for each one you apply for. Be as thoughtful with those essays and scholarship applications as you were with your college applications and it will pay off.