We’ve all heard the rumor, right? There are millions in scholarship dollars that go unclaimed every year, and if you can just find them, you can follow a road paved with gold to college. Is this true?
I’ll ruin the suspense right now—for the most part, no, it’s not true. But like many rumors, there is a small grain of truth in there, so let’s see if we can find it by exploring where scholarships come from, how you find them, and finally, whether any of them go “unclaimed.”