Scholarships

Scholarships are perhaps the most desirable form of financial aid. Unlike loans, scholarships do not have to be repaid.  There're over 1.7 million scholarships and grants worth nearly $8 billion dollars. But, to get a scholarship your student  needs to apply! Information for students about finding and applying for scholarships can be found here.

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Scholarships are generally awarded to students with special skills or superior scholastic performance.

Many scholarships are awarded to students that have specific academic interests, live in certain geographic areas, or have financial need.

Searching for scholarships for your student is best carried out on the internet. Many online scholarship databases exist that parents and students can browse for free.  

Start by doing an online search using the key word “scholarship”. Or, try searching for the “Fastweb” scholarship database which is perhaps the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of local and national scholarships.

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