"The high school class of 2017 left as much as $2.3 billion in free federal grant money for college on the table, according to a new analysis by NerdWallet. Free money went unclaimed due to students not completing or submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA."-Nerdwallet
Scholarship scams prey on students who are young, vulnerable, and perhaps not as familiar with what to look out for when investigating funding options. Scholarship scams are generated for two reasons, to obtain money or to obtain personal details. The basic rules of life apply; you should never pay money up front in order to obtain money down the track and you should never give out personal details, especially identity, bank or credit card numbers.