Scholarships & Grants

A scholarship or a grant is a financial award (money) given to a student for college or graduate school. These awards are given based upon either financial need or academic accomplishments, or both. Scholarships and grants do not need to be paid back.

There are many scholarship and grant opportunities available. It’s all about tracking them down. You may find scholarships and grants offered through your school or government, or other groups such as the military, community or religious groups. Even some employers have scholarship and grant opportunities. Each type of scholarship or grant can be very specific about the types of students that they will give an award to, so it pays to do your research. You may be exactly the type of student a scholarship or grant organization is looking for!

Here are some great websites for finding educational scholarships and grants:

Career InfoNet Scholarship Search

FinAid

College Board Scholarship Search

Federal Student Aid