Organizations, private individuals, and the colleges and universities to which a student is admitted are all possible sources for scholarships. Students should fill out all paperwork that their college requires to be considered for the scholarships offered there.
Types of Aid
Some scholarships are “Need-Based”. This means money offered to the student is based on financial need. Financial need is typically determined by the parents tax records and/or the FAFSA.
Some scholarships are “Merit-Based”. This means money offered to the student is based on things the student has accomplished such as good grades/GPA; community service; or recommendations for other qualities.