A financial award given to a student usually on the basis of academic achievement, merit and promise. Some scholarships are also based on the status of the student’s financial need.
Where can I find scholarships that I qualify for?
You can often locate useful information at your own high school or college. The college’s Financial Aid or Scholarship Office is another place you can find listings of local scholarships for which you may be qualified. Lastly, there are numerous online databases that will assist you in figuring out what scholarships you are best suited for. Below are a few sites you can visit:
How do I apply?
After reading through the scholarship information and deciding you would like to submit your application, there will usually be a section to inform you on what is needed to apply for the scholarship. This usually includes: how to turn in your application, what requirements you must meet in order to be considered, and any other documents that need to be submitted such as an essay or letters of recommendation. Lastly, always check to see what the scholarship deadline is so that you can make sure to turn it in by that date.
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