Community foundations exist to manage charitable trusts that give money away in the form of grants (funds to organizations) and scholarships (funds to individuals). And because the foundations serve local communities they are one of the best places to start a search for scholarships.
Keep in mind that not all community foundations manage scholarship funds and that many foundations have overlapping "territories." Here are some examples of NY community foundations:
To locate a community foundation near you go to:
Falling prey to scholarship scams can easily happen to a student or a family member trying to lend a helping hand at any time. Please be cautious and do the research before giving out any of your personal information.
To find out more information go to the Federal Trade Commission website.
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