These are the classic scholarships everyone thinks of when they hear the word. These provide money for students who, having just graduated from high school, are on their way to college. The best part about k12 scholarships is the vast number available. Almost all colleges provide at least a couple scholarships to incoming freshman. A large number of businesses also provide monies for local kids heading off to college; you may find that the business you worked for over the summer or the company your mom or dad works for offer money for college. It certainly won’t hurt to already be connected with them when you go to apply. Beyond that, larger businesses offer scholarships to students heading to a specific school or coming from a certain county. You can find essay contests and other scholarship opportunities online, open to anyone. You may even be able to get a full ride, funded by your interest in art or science. Some scholarships don’t even get awarded every year because there isn’t anyone who meets their requirements. With all that opportunity, there’s bound to be something out there for you.