<p>I am currently a freshman in college but I am having a hard time finding scholarships. I didn't win any scholarships in high school because I wasn't involved in extracurricular school activities (I only volunteered at the animal shelter because I loved animals and apparently many scholarship reviewers were not impressed with that) and I wasn't a "outstanding student" (high school GPA was a 3.4 and SAT score was 960 reading and math combined).
Now, I finished my first semester and I have really great grades in college (my GPA is a 3.9 unweighted) because I like college better than high school.</p>
<p>However, when I look for scholarships, I find that most want applicants who are high school seniors or are majoring in business or science (my major is Art Studio with a concentration in graphic design). I have applied for about 15 different scholarships and I haven't received anything yet... and its starting to get discouraging. It seems the requirements are very obscure (you must be from "so and so" part of the country, with "so and so" major and be attending "so and so" high school)</p>
<p>My EFC is zero and I am an "underrepresented minority" (I am African American) and my family has a very low income. However, I cannot win any scholarships.</p>
<p>Has anyone had any luck on here applying for private scholarships? Are there any tips for students who need scholarship but are already enrolled in college?</p>