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Scholarships and Grants

Organizations, companies, government agencies and even individuals create scholarships and grants that award students money if they fulfill (or promise to fulfill) a certain requirement.

That requirement might be to study in a certain field, join a professional group or write a winning essay about how an organization affects your life. It also might be as simple as being a member of a certain group or having your name drawn from many entries.

Because the amounts and types of scholarships and grants vary, you might be eligible for several of each. Unless you earn an award that pays for all your college costs, you may receive more than one as well, so apply for as many as you can.


Who funds grants?

  • Federal, state or local government
  • Private companies and organizations
  • Colleges

How are grants awarded?

  • Merit (grades or accomplishments)
  • Financial need

How can you find grants?

  • Fill out Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Visit your state's website for state grants
  • Request information from private companies
  • College financial aid office


Who funds scholarships?

  • Community organizations
  • Colleges
  • Employers (yours or your parents')
  • Private companies in career fields

How are scholarships awarded?

  • Merit (grades or accomplishments)
  • Financial need
  • Cultural, religious or other affiliation

How can you find scholarships?

  • Free, online scholarship searches
  • Request information from organizations
  • Library
  • School counselor
  • College financial aid office
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