Scholarships can be offered by individual schools, by local or community organizations, and by private national institutions (e.g., The National Merit Foundation). Scholarships do not have to be repaid, and are generally awarded based on some combination of:
- Academic criteria
- Organizational or group memberships
- Participation in sporting or other extracurricular activities
Places To Search For Educational & College Scholarship Grant Applications
Scholarship programs can be quite competitive, so start at least a year in advance. Popular places to check for scholarship applications include your parents' employers, religious organizations, local foundations, and civic groups.
Ask your guidance counselor to help you get started, or review scholarship search services such asfastweb.com and princetonreview.com designed to help students find college scholarship programs.
This calendar contains scholarship deadline dates that we are aware of based on our work with our Foundation Scholars. There are additional links below to countless scholarships.