Scholarships, like grants, are a form of gift aid. Gift aid is free money that does not need to be repaid. Free scholarships are the best type of student financial aid because they reduce the net price of college.
Never pay a fee to apply for free scholarships. Never invest more than a postage stamp to find out information about scholarships or to apply for a scholarship.
Although the terms “scholarship” and “grant” are often used interchangeably, in most cases, scholarships are awarded based on merit and grants are awarded based on demonstrated financial need.
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There are also several specialized lists of scholarships.
The Best Scholarships
Scholarships for Specific Activities or Interests
Scholarships for Specific Populations
There are a few cautions about scholarships:
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