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Scholarships

A Scholarship is a type of college financial aid, which does not have to be paid back

Grants

Grants for colleges are awarded on basis of financial need and do not have to be repaid.

Other Financial Aid

Fellowships, awards and prizes are alternate to help pay for a college undergraduate, graduate or doctorate education.

Top 2014 Scholarships and Grants for College

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    Scholarships for Women

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    Minority Scholarships

    Minority scholarships are restricted to members of a group considered to be a minority in the United States.

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    Avoid Scholarship Scams

    Some warnings to help students increase their chances for success is receiving financial aid by exposing myths and scams related to scholarships.

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Frequently Asked Questions


A student's best source of information about accessible scholarships related to the school of their choice is the school's financial office. In addition, students can seek information at their high school career centers, the U.S. Department of Labor's FREE scholarship search tool, student's library reference section, state grant agency and federal agencies. Students can also find scholarship opportunities at foundations, community organizations, local businesses, or civic groups, organizations (professional associations) related to their area of specialization, ethnicity-based organizations and a student's and their parent’s employers. There are groups of scholarships dedicated to specific groups of students: scholarships opportunities for women, scholarship opportunities for students from a particular ethnic background.
Scholarships make it easier to pursue an academic career to success. They relive financial stress by contributing funds to support the student's expenses. The requirements for best academic performances help students do their best, thus improving their maturity and sense of responsibility.
Locate the scholarship website and find the application. It should be read carefully; there will be many applicants and they will select the best for the award. A careless application will be discarded.
Scholarships have various schedules and depend on their process. Scholarship money may be sent directly to the school to pays tuition, fees, or other amounts accumulated by the student, with the balance remitted to the student. Other times, scholarship funds go directly to the student as a check. The scholarship administration should keep you aware of how the funds are distributed. If not, the student should inquire.
Grants are money given to a student for college expenses that are typically based on a student's financial need and do not need to be paid back. Grants are the most sought after of all educational stipends. The good news is they are awarded on the basis of financial circumstances and do not have to be repaid. Grants are valuable in more ways than just paying college expenses. They take the pressure off students who worry about how they can afford the next semester. With an adequate amount awarded, grants can relieve the student from holding an extra job during college and allow students to focus on their studies.High school juniors, seniors and adults headed for secondary education, with a need for financial support, are encouraged to start looking at grants as soon as possible. Competition is heavy and those who start the soonest are more likely to succeed in receiving the grant of their choice. Students are also advised to counsel with a financial adviser at the school of choice to learn about all of the avenues available to them.
The first step in receiving a grant is to apply for financial aid by filling out the FAFSA.