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Scholarships: Where to Start

Pointers to various scholarship sites and opportunities

Scholarships - What are They?

Scholarships are awards based on specific criteria. Scholarships and/or Grants can come from the federal government, your state government, the university, and/or a private or nonprofit organization.   It is generally an amount paid to a student at an educational institution for the purpose of study. Scholarships are usually merit-based (based on your academic or athletic talent, or on your interest in a specific subject or career), or for financial need.  Scholarships do not have to be paid back.  

Please note that scholarships awarded outside of a financial aid package may reduce financial aid.

Learn more about scholarships from the Department of Education.

On Campus

There are several places to get help with scholarships on campus.

1. Financial Aid - Talk to our financial advisors here on campus.  They are here to help you get the aid you need.  Their site also links to discipline-specific grants and scholarships.

2. Academic Advisors - Find out who your academic advisor is and talk to them.  They may be aware of discipline-specific opportunities.


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