Paying for College

Financial Help for First-Generation Student From Kentucky

Question: I'm a currently a high school senior in Kentucky and I will be the first member of my immediate family to go to college. I looked at the Coca-Cola scholarship, but the form I found is only for Alabama and the links to one of the sites will not open. I'm unsure of what to do because I have no way of paying for college and I need a scholarship. What do I do?

I wish you'd written to me sooner because I could have helped to direct you to appropriate colleges that might have adequate financial aid for you. Often the best aid comes right from the colleges themselves rather than from outside scholarships, but many application deadlines have now passed.

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