Unfortunately, during the scholarship application process, you might encounter a scam. As you are applying for scholarships, be wary of any of the following issues:
- Requests for personal information:
A legitimate scholarship application will never ask for personal information like a social security number.
A true scholarship will not ask for a fee to submit an application.
- Guarantees to win:
A legitimate scholarship will not guarantee that you will win. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
- Application is missing sponsor information:
You should always be able to find a sponsor’s contact information in the application. If you can’t find any information, then it may be a red flag.